Monday, November 14, 2011

Shelf Makeover

Happy Monday everyone!! This weekend I helped my parents clean out some areas of one of their rental houses. The only thing I like better than junk is FREE junk!!! Wanna see all the great stuff I found!?!

A huge frame, bucket and old doors

This was used to blow glass. I love the industrial look to it.

I'll being using this bucket to put our Christmas tree in this year!!!
Fun, right! Ok, onto the shelf makeover part of this post. A few years ago, I drew up some plans for a shelf, mailed them to my dad in Tennessee. He built them and drove all the way to Michigan to deliver them and help us put them up. Love him! We were in major need of storage space and we had the perfect wall to fill with floor to ceiling shelves.

Here they are before the makeover:

 They've been bugging me for awhile. They look so cluttered and messy.


And here they are now!!!!!!!!!


Sorry about the blurry pics. Something's up with my camera. We snagged a few of those 7up crates on Saturday

This fabulously chippy box was another find from Saturday




Just a reminder! Make sure you stop over and visit Kirstin at Burlap & Buttons. She is having her very first giveaway! It ends Friday and it's one you don't want to miss!

I'm linking to the parties listed HERE and to:

44 comments:

  1. Love this --- thank you for sharing!

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  2. luv the new look n how you organize the videos.
    Would luv for my readers to discover your blog, will you please join our weekly party at
    http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/11/thanksgiving-showcase-tutorial-with.html
    have a great crafting week!
    Maggie
    http://passionatelyartistic.com

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  3. I'm really loving the look of the books with the spines at the back of the shelves. Looks so much tidier.

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  4. WOW I love every detail! Great job! Your newest fan!

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  5. Very nice! looks great!

    Lexi
    http://cupcakedaydreamer.blogspot.com/

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  6. oh this looks so beautiful! Great job! Its amazing how a bookcase normally used for storage can look so shabby, warm, and gorgeous! Thanks for posting about my giveaway too!!! :)

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  7. Turning the books around is a clever move! At first I thought you had made white book covers for all of them. Good job, very smart. Great score on the boxes, too.

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  8. These look amazing! So cool of your dad to make these for you. My dad always helps me with my builds! It's fun working on things with him!

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  9. Amazing, I love it! You are so crafty & talented!!!

    XO's,
    Jessie

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  10. Much more cohesive and boy do I understand the labor involved because I dusted my book shelves of the same size today. Mine are not as well put together as yours, my books must be where I can see the titles I am afraid.

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  11. way to go! I thought you had put a book cover on every single book at first and thought - wow TIME consuming! And upon closer inspection you just put the spines to the back of the wall - genius! :)

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  12. What a difference! Great story about your Dad making the bookshelves. My dad use to make me things all the time (miss him). Your dad must be happy that his work looks so great now!

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  13. Your shelf redo is amazing. I think shelves and bookcases are so hard to do. Yours turned out gorgeous. I really like all the books with the light colored covers, it certainly calms the look. Fantastic. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  14. FREE junk is definitely awesome! Your shelves look great. Saw you at Chef in Training.

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  15. Wow, turning the books around makes a HUGE difference; nice job! And lucky you with those finds!

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  16. Oh it looks fabulous! Great job!
    Thanks for linking!
    XO
    Kristin
    (PS I will be featuring it next Tuesday)

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  17. turned out awesome! love, love!
    XO, Kate

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  18. Great Job ...crazy about what you did with the books!

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  19. Your bookshelf turned out great, I was just featured on Savvy Southern Style for my bookcase updo & i did the same thing with my books. It's funny what a difference turning your books around can make, I've been enjoying this look for some time....much easier than covering or stripping their spines. Great job. Take Care, Carrie

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  20. Love the way you rearranged the shelves, Melissa! Turning the books around makes such a difference. And great FREE finds--I <3 free stuff, too. :)

    Have a great day,
    Erin @ Carolina Country Living

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  21. That looks so nice & organized! I'm your newest follower from the vintage Gwen Party. I'd love you to stop by my blog when you get a chance & maybe follow along too!
    Sally
    loveofhomes.blogspot.com

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  22. Love the look of your books turned around - makes it look so clean and neat!

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  23. I don't know how you do it. Week after week, just when I think it can't get any better, you never cease to amaze me!

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  24. Holy cow, what a difference. It looks awesome!!

    Jenny
    xo

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  25. Looks good!! I like the idea of turning the books to face the pages out so it blends more seamlessly. I'll definitely remember that!

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  26. WOW!! Looks so pretty! Great job!

    Thanks for sharing and linking up with us :) We appreciate it :)

    Have a happy day!

    Kristine
    www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

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  27. I love the shelf arrangement and your blog is beautiful also! Have fun,
    Sherry@PonderedPrimedPerfected.blogspot.com

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  28. Wow it looks so much better! I wish my dad would build shelves for me lol.Thanks for sharing this!

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  29. I hopped on over from Serenity Now. I love your story about your dad. My dad is also a craftsman and your story reminded me of when I was young and I helped him build a shelving unit for my bedroom. Sweet memories. Your shelf redesign looks terrific. I especially love how the white is more soothing to the eye. Great job!

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  30. Love your Found treasures. Your shelves look amazing.
    Ruth

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  31. Looks good. LOVE all the "junk" you gathered. I have been cleaning my grandparents' homestead and have found some goodies, too. I love the idea of a tree in the bucket - too cute!

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  32. I never would have thought of turning the books around, but it really makes things look so much more simple and cleaner! Great idea!

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  33. I love how turning the books around makes it look so much cleaner! Stopping by from Serenity Now.

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  34. What an amazing transformation! You did such a great job and we are so glad you shared this with us at Inspiration Friday this week!
    Vanessa

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  35. Fabulous results. I am so glad to see you did not go minimal, just organized.
    Did you cover the books in paper?

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  36. Hi! Stopping by from creative princess. Love this makeover! I really like how you turned all the book around.. makes it very streamlined and neat looking :) I would love for you to share this on my friday link party too!

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  37. The bookcases look great! What a difference! I'm your newest follower from The Tablescaper. Growing Old With Grace http://growing-old-with-grace.blogspot.com/. Hugs, GraceinAZ

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  38. I must be missing something about this bookcase makeover project. If you turn the books the way you have, how is anybody going to know where what book is located or name of a book without pulling each and every book out till something strikes their fancy. I don't understand this new look!

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  39. Wow, what a great change. I bet it feels SO much better in your room. What beautiful accents you added. Thanks for sharing this @ Show & Share. I am so happy to have you!

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  40. I like it !! ... with so much space, it can get cluttered but you have made it look very neat. Love the free stuff and the vintage pieces on the shelves. Hope you will visit me. Timeless Treasures. Audrey Z

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  41. Your Shelves look absolutely amazing!!!! What a great way to declutter everything too. I really need something like this for my place! Thanks for sharing over at the Sundae Shake Up! You are so awesome!

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