What a great project, well done!! Looks like it was meant to be there all along...
very cool. i love how it doesn't stick out too far from the wall. nice work :)
Wow very nice! Good idea.
awsome! I always wanted a bookshelf under my staris.
That looks really nice!
wow, this is diy? how amazing, it looks so great!
I want one of these! Its amazing.
Wow, looks fab, nice job!
I love your whole house, it's awesome!I dream of having a place I can call home and do cool things to.Thanks for the inspiration....
It's JUST lovely! Thanks for sharing...
Great storage project, and it will look great when you put all your lovelies in it. We have the same backsplash...gotta love that:)
i love it. :]nice work! :]
LOVE it!!! great job and it LOOKS great!!!
Fits in perfectly! Looks great :)
It looks perfect - what a great project!
wow, i can't believe you cut, built and painted that whole system yourselves! very impressive work. please update with pics as you get books and other things on those shelves, i bet it'll look awesome. :)
Omg this looks phenomenal! I love it, and who would have thunk to make slots in the wood to connect! Knowing myself, I would have probably spent hours trying to hammer each piece. This is great! I bet there's a great used book store somewhere around you. I bought some hardcover classics for $3 each at a used bookstore.
beautiful - nice work!why do they need to be hardbacks? the words inside softcovers are just as good ;)
wow, i'm impressed, it looks fabulous! can't wait to see it when you have books/vases/artwork.
Would you mind doing a more detailed tutorial on how you made this bookcase? Yours looks perfect for that spot in your house. I would love to see how u arrange all your books in it.
Looks great! It's nice to have a handy man. Can't wait to see how you fill it up, I am sure it will be adorable.
such a great use of space - awesome! can't wait to see it with books and treasures!
i commend you on doing such an extensive do it yourself project. the shelves look great!
Ahh that is amazing!! I have a strange bookshelf obsession and that is absolutely perfect! Nice job :)Sues
It is very nice, very European. My Mom is always a big advocate of shelves above a doorway. (Wish I had a picture for ya.)
very cool, love this idea!xoxo
looks great..what made you decide to put them there?
It looks fantastic! Great job!
Oh, wow! This turned out wonderfully! Yet another reason I would like a home with a staircase!
It looks fabulous! I would love one in my place but like you I don't have enough books...lol. It would probably become a vase or photo collection instead of bookcase. ;)
Turned out fabulously - can't wait to see how you'll accessorize it! Great job!
Great use for the space! Looks great - you're lucky your man is handy (I wish mine was...)!
I love this, it fits perfectly!
I am impressed. It looks great.I love Darla, makes me miss our pooch, she was a chow boxer mix and the cutest ever. She caught the old age bug and left us a couple of years ago. Our girls still talk about her....they say they wish they were still babies because they miss Chelsea so much. How sweet is that?
What a great solution! Lucky you who have a bf that can do stuff like this (mine has a great brain and lots of additional features that are also excellent, but carpentry skills? Not so much. Plus he's living abroad for the next year...).I'm sure your bookcase will look fantastic when you get your 200 books. You do have the Domino Book of Decorating, don't you? And Barnes and Noble! Maybe you could arrange a reverse giveaway - your readers give a book to the MadeByGirl bookcase and thereby enter to win the books you didn't like? Something like that? (sorry about the rambling. Have a lovely day Jen)Trudi
Great idea! My husband and I are planning some crafty storage space as well. It's fun and time-consuming : )
WOW! That looks great! What a wonderful idea and do-it-yourself project!
That looks like a crazy project to take on yourself, but the results are amazing. I'm in love.
Hey ! Love the shelf but can you please tell me where the tin backsplash came from ? Is that in your kitchen? Do you have more pics? Is it real or faux? I am thinking of doing this in my kitchen as well. Thanks =) Beth
S: Yea, I will search out a place here in Vegas to see if I can find a cheap bookstore and buy a few old classics. I have alot of books, but not enough to fill the shelves just yet. :) SOOO THOUGH!
ANONYMOUS:I like all kinds of books, but I do prefer hardbacks where there are alot of books in one space.
ANAMIKA:Not sure just yet if I will be posting a detailed tutorial on how these shelves were built. But if i do, you will definitely see it somewhat soon.
wow! awesome use of space... it looks professional... at first i thought you bought it! you could try ebay for lots of hard cover classics sold in a bundle...
TAMSTYLES:I decided to put the shelves there because I wanted to do something with that wall. Besides I'm running out of wall space : )The shelving is big, its taller than I am and I am about 5'6". So this space is perfect. : )
BETH- The Tin looking Tiles...they are not real tin, they are faux, but i like they way they look. They're also not TIles, THEY ARE SHEETS. I believe i got them at Home Depot or Loews. : ) They are in my garage, not my kitchen, however they are technically for a kitchen back splash.
Sweet deal Jennifer. Thanks for responding. I am all about them. Those are the kind I picked out as well. They actually look pretty nice =). Love your home too! So inspiring.
I'm totally impressed! That looks amazing!I love how crafty you are.
BETH: thanks so much. I thought about placing those tiles in my kitchen, but I think they'd look better in a large open kitchen....mine is medium sized...
Nice work! Can't wait to see when you've got stuff on there.
EMILY:You have the right idea, that is basically what I'll be putting in there...: )))) Can't wait either!!
we have so many things that we never know where to put it!i really like this idea.i posted in my blog one solution days ago, have a look!http://referindo.blogspot.com/2009_03_01_archive.html
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Hi Jennifer :)Thank you so much for your sweet compliments!Talk about a fanastic project... This one is absolutely brilliant! As far a sfilling them, I can't remember where I saw it, but in one of my millions of magazines (lol) there were square shelves kind of like this and they stacked the books in each square instead of upright. You may not need as many if you did it that way. Whatever you do will look fantastic though :)rue
OMG! It looks very cool, and I'm sure you'll fill it up beautifully! Lucky you with a handy "man" that can help ;)
Brilliant!!You are going to love it!Can't wait osee what you display!
Myabe you could try the colour co-ordinated book spines idea (that's been around since the year dot)if you don't need to find anything in a hurry that is ;)
Hi Jennifer. I always visit your blog but this is the first time that I write a message. I need a bookshelf and this is awesome!!! You inspire me to make my own. Hope you could write the tutorial :) see you!Georgina
I LOVE this. what a great way to use the space. I can't wait to see a photo of it filled with your lovely books and other things.
um... wow is all that comes to mind. this is freaking fabulous. great job!
Great job on this. Looks flawless! I'm just beginning a stair project myself. I think a unit like this can make any ordinary staircase really pop! http://thriftyrefinement.blogspot.com/
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