I need a break for my brain this week. We bought a house. You might know that already. We have a couple of blank spots in the house … some missing furniture pieces — a sideboard for the dining room, any shelving ever, a couple of cool chairs and some frames. Oh yeah, there’s also this one completely empty room that needs everything. That’s okay.
Some weekends, we go on a cleaning frenzy and make progress with some boxes. Other weekends, we get started on big, daunting projects that are moving along at an okay speed. And then other weekends still, we sit on our asses and look at inspiration or shop for furniture we’ll never buy for hours and hours.
It’s fun and bonding, so I’m not complaining.
One thing I’ve found — it is really hard to find cool bookshelves. I like all of the ones below, but none of them are a killer answer to our storage problem. If they’re badass looking, they’re not very functional for a couple of avid readers. If they’re functional, they’re okay looking. The office — at the moment — has a pretty aggressive mustard on the walls, all unfinished wood (easels, desks, an antique pew, chalkboard) and it looks so monotone in that room, it actually makes me uneasy just to open the door and look at it. We need art and books and other colors on the walls stat. So I’m about to stop caring and buy a $20 shelf from Target if I don’t find something under $400 that is good looking soon.
So we’ll commence with this week’s eye candy:
Balance bookshelf on Etsy for $150.00
Corner pipe bookshelf on Etsy for $195.00
Modern industrial suspended bookcase on Etsy for $1,750.00
Custom made book rack on Etsy for $210.00
Modern walnut and steel ribbon bookshelf on Etsy for $1,600.00
Industrial reclaimed wood shelving on Etsy for $1,307.00
Modern shelving from BluDot
Skull shelf arrangements from Flavorwire
Modern bookshelf seen on Fancy
DIY pipe shelving from The Brick House
Convoy shelving seen on Fancy
If you know of any other shelving units for sale or with tutorials for DIY stints, gimme the links — I’m getting desperate.