Ow to Wow! {Bookshelf edition}

January 30th, 2012 § 4 comments

Since I had a wisdom tooth removed on Thursday, I’ve spent the last 72 hours bedridden and on heavy medication.  This gave me lots of time to imagine all of the outfits I could wear to NYFW, as well as lots of time to get incredibly sick of my messy room.  So the moment I felt well enough to get out of bed, I set my sights on tackling a few small projects.  First up, my bookshelf:

“Ow!”, right!?  This shelf had become a breeding ground for old books and random junk.  I never looked through the books available there (they all would tumble out if touched anyway), and I didn’t have room to store the books I actually use everyday for school. An overhaul was in order.  So I sorted through the mess: trash, recycling, give-away, re-sell, keep forever in a box for my future children, etc.  Then I painted the back of the bookshelf gold, and put everything back in order – books on the bottom are sorted by color, and books on top are currently for use in school and/or current favorite coffee table books.  This was the result:

I even had room to show off pictures with loved ones and my favorite new shoes!  For me, this was definitely a “Wow”.

When I have more energy {and time!} I would love to sand the entire bookshelf and re-varnish it as well, but for now this simple pick-me-up was exactly what I needed!

So there – my messy secret is out!  The first step is admitting you have a problem, and the second step is doing something about it… right!?

xxx luvs

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