Wednesday, December 28, 2011

My Favorite Gift!

I don't want to play favorites, because I got some wonderful things this year, but I'm really loving this gift! Stephane built me a built-in bookshelf for the TV and my collection of books and accessories.
There was an awkward little alcove beside the fireplace and I've wanted a bookcase in there since the day I moved in. Finally, this Christmas, I got it!

Here is a photo. As you can tell, there is some trim missing at the top and bottom, plus there will be six more shelves added to the sides. The holidays are so busy that he ran out of time!



Finished or not, I couldn't resist adding a few decor elements. Here is a peek of my Esther Bayer print displayed on one of the shelves.


It seems ridiculous to love something built out of wood so so much. Truly though... I am completely in love with it! Thanks so much Stephane! You're the best:)

17 comments:

  1. Those shelves are fabulous. Stephane did a wonderful job with their construction.

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  2. This is awesome! I'm trying to lineup someone to build one as a surprise birthday gift for my husband.

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  3. Wow. SO beautiful. And those two design books showed up under my tree as well! :)

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  4. That is gorgeous. I have a similar awkward spot in my living room and we built a shelf beside it as well. Happy New Year!

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  5. Handsome and handy...can't beat that! It looks awesome Jane!
    :) Rae

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  6. I can tell already that those are going to be my favorite of your presents, too! I can't wait to see the full effect when they are all styled with your fabulous eye!!!

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  7. Oh my gosh that IS exciting!! It looks so good. Cant wait to see it dressed up. Happy New Year!

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  8. those shelves are so fantastic! I love them! Can't wait to see them styled and looking beautiful!

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  9. Wow! A lot of people would give a LOT for a shelf like that, what a fabulous gift. Enjoy!

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  10. The print is beautiful and so are the shelves!

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  11. Those shelves are beautiful. I would love to do something like that in my family room. Now I just have to find dh a tutorial to work from.

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  12. Those shelves are beautiful. I would love to do something like that in my family room. Now I just have to find dh a tutorial to work from.

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  13. Those shelves are beautiful. I would love to do something like that in my family room. Now I just have to find dh a tutorial to work from.

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