First Steps

My library construction is beginning. Some time last spring I did a computer rendering of the general look and layout for the room.

Below is how it would look as you walk in. Complete wall of shelves on the left, couch on the wall opposite, bridged by shelves, small desk to the right, coffered ceiling, hardwood floor. Maybe some throw pillows for the kids and a rug.

View when sitting at the desk:

View with your back in the bookcase (not physically possible, but I wanted a better view of the room from that angle):

Here’s the reality we started with:

We had a ceiling fan and no flooring, thanks to a burst pipe in the walls that took out the carpeting. You haven’t lived as a homeowner until you’ve walked into your bathroom at midnight on a Sunday night to discover water around your ankles. But that’s another story.

Here’s how it looks right now:

The new lighting is in, and the ledgers for part of the coffering are also in. Window angle:

As you can see, we’ve ripped out all of the trim. It’s serious now.

I really, really, really hope I can show you significant progress by next week. Keep your fingers crossed.

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Categories: The Library

3 replies

  1. Oh my goodness, that looks so cool. What a joy!

    • That would be so cool… What I really want, even more than that, is a Scooby Doo-style secret passageway where you pull down the bust of Shakespeare and a door swings open. Unfortunately there’s neither room for that nor the ladder. Next house, though…

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