Bookshelf Styling

I love styling bookshelves. Much to my hubby's dismay, I do it constantly. Like in the middle of a movie or TV show we're watching, inspiration will strike and I have to get up and move things around. It never ceases to amaze him that I feel compelled to do this as often as I do but for better or for worse, right?!?! I spent an afternoon last week at a client's home and she asked me to take a crack at her bookshelves. It was like Christmas came early for me! I was thrilled to get a shot at moving someone else's stuff around and got my styling fix for the day.

I LOVE collecting little 'objects' that will be perfect to add to the never ending styling of my bookshelves. I picked up a few new additions lately and have added them in. Target have some fabulous finds right now in their Threshold gold collection.  The wonders of Target never cease to amaze me.

Here's a look at what my bookshelves look like today. Who knows what tomorrow will bring…..

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Etagere HACK!

You've no idea how excited I was to come across this blog post by Amy of Commona My House blog. Seriously, I squealed like a little baby and that's saying something for me, I'm not someone who squeals lightly. But this, this deserved it. You see, I have wanted an etagere in my master bedroom for ages. But the $4,000 Jonathan Adler version I covet, is not going to happen any time soon. There are just too many other priorities, like food and shelter. You get the idea.

Which is why this DIY idea is so fabulous. I LOVE making something from nothing and this seems like a pretty straightforward project and gives me the look I'm after at a price I can stomach. It's a $90 shelving unit with $12 worth of spray paint to take it from this:

IKEA VITTSJO Shelving Unit

Into this thing of beauty:

Room by Ana Antunes (via VT Interiors)

This is SO happening in my workshop this weekend! Will post pics of my finished product as soon as it's complete!