I love books: not only reading them, but being surrounded by them. I think growing up in a house with built-in shelves filled from floor to ceiling with books is why they feel like home to me.
Jamie, over at I Suwannee (a blog I read every day through my Google Reader subscription) frequently posts pictures of beautiful bookcases. Her posts inspired me to finally organize the big Ikea bookcase that lives in our dining room.
I forgot to take a “before” picture, so you’ll have to imagine a shelf jam-packed with stuff with absolutely no rhyme, reason, or regard for style.
Cumbie helped me pull everything off the shelves, dust the shelves and the stuff (which it had all apparently been needing for quite some time), and then organize the books by color and size. Then we filled each cube section until we liked the overall look. Otis even got his own little cube. I like that not every section holds books so we have plenty of room for more!
What do you think? Do you love bookcases too?