Library Makeover

I'm starting to doubt if I will ever see the sun again. We need the rain, but I'm silently willing it to go away.


When we bought this house, I knew I wanted one of the rooms to be the library.  And I always have to say it with my nose in the air and the snootiest accent I can muster.
That's the best way to say it.

And here is "The liiiiibrary." 

Way before,  before Pinterest or this blog was even a thought in my brain.

Here are a couple shots of how it has looked for five years. 


I slowly but surely collected unique pieces of furniture to make this room inviting and comfortable.

As of today


The color on the wall is Ashwood, trim is White Dove both by Benjamin Moore.



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Ever since moving the computer into this room, I'm in here a lot more.  So I wanted a space that would be cozy and practical. 

We love it.


Link Parties
DIY Showoff 
Miss Mustard Seed

31 comments:

  1. oh daaarling, your liiiibrary is diving. a true piece do resisatance. ;) how is that- can we hang out? am i cool enough?

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  2. this i a beatiful room. you did an outstanding job.

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  3. Simply mahhhhvelous dahling! Can I live there? Maybe just visit like, every day?

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  4. Absolutely stunning job! Thanks for sharing the lovliness. Patti

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  5. Your library looks wonderful. That sofa is beautiful. I'd like to know how you got the cushion that way. I tried to communicate that vision to my upholstery guy and totally failed. He delivered a cushion that was stuffed with a block of foam that is as firm as a brick. Now, the cushion re-do is on my list of things to fix myself.

    We have a room that could be a library. Now, I'm inspired!

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    1. Kathleen,
      (Weird writing my own name :) The cushion is down filled. I just reused the one from the old couch.

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  6. Wow - what a beautiful room! I love the colors you pulled in here, the bookcase, the desk corner! Lovely….enjoy.

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  7. It it so very pretty! And I'm even happier to see that I am not the only one who uses bookcases for actual books! ;) thanks for sharing

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  8. It's a beautiful and cozy room. I could spend all day in there.

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  9. Looks lovely! You did a wonderful job

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  10. A beautiful room!...I could relax and read in there.

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  11. Amazing! I love all the old furniture and the long curtains. What a huge difference.

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  12. I love how bright it is, and I love that dresser!!!!

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  13. Oh my goodness! You've got serious skill girl. Love that sofa!

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  14. What color did you use on your wall? love it!

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  15. What was the name of the paint color you used on your walls and brand of paint? Also, what did you use on your trims?I really love them!

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    1. Thanks!
      Wall color is Ashwood, trim is White Dove both by Benjamin Moore.

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  16. looks amazing, and the sofa is KILLER! white dove is my favorite color for trim.

    stopping by via MMS and hope you'll have a moment to come hang out at my blog where we like to dream, reflect, share and notice lovely. http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2013/02/jadore-milieu.html?showComment=1360156518676

    smiles to you.

    michele

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  17. I clicked over here because of that couch on the DIY Showoff Link and I think Im in love with the entire room now. Its stunning!

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  18. Oh Kathleen! This is my idea of a gorgeous room - I love every single detail. The history of your vintage finds, the books, the light, the texture and colors. Beautiful job! I'm including a link back in this week's highlights. Thank you so much for sharing...I want this room in my house. ;)

    xoxo
    Have a great week!

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  19. Just loving the entire room. Really like all the pieces you have chosen.

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  20. LOVE the room. It's just perfect. What size is it? I have a similar room and am struggling to fit my furniture "just so." Thanks!

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  21. I LOVE the couch! I found one that's a similar style at a local antique store. I would love to be able to reupholster it, but I don't know what I'm doing. Haha!

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  22. I love your room!! Beautiful and inviting!!

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  23. You did a beautiful job! Now you need more books and bookshelves!!! LOL!
    Jan

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  24. I ran across your post on the DIY Showoff link party. We have the same rug in our living room. You did a nice job on your library makeover.

    Missy Inspired
    http://missyinspired.blogspot.com

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  25. Love everything about this room :)The old pictures are great! I am on the hunt for some, but good ones are rare and hard to find :/

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  26. I just stopped by from MMS- your library is fabulous! I love the unique peices you've brought together. They vary in style so much, but work perfectly together. You're amazing!

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  27. Gorgeous. I am very, very envious. :)

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