I'm excited to share my re-styled built ins with you today. As you can see, they have been through MANY transformations over the years.This is not the most recent setup, but it was the closet one I could find. This was clearly not a planned project or I would have taken before pictures. I really just decided to do this on a whim mid-morning earlier this week.
I had a few goals in mind.
- I wanted them to feel less stuffy.
- I wanted the items to reflect our lives better and not just be a bunch of random pretty items.
- I wanted to bring our books down stairs so that they would be more accessible.
- I wanted to like the way it looked on film since it is sometimes the backdrop in my YouTube videos.
I took everything off so that I could start fresh. I added the silhouettes of my boys for a fun pop of color and then started filling in with books. Next came the baskets and a few accessories. It was a little bit of trial and error, but I'm really happy with how it turned out.
All of our hard bound books are one shelf arranged by height.
I arranged all of our paperback books alphabetically by author so that we could find them easily.
This is my favorite vignette. I made sure that it was on the shelf that shows up the most in my videos. If you like the little succulent you can see how I made it HERE.
This is by far my favorite setup. I'm really happy with how it turned out.
Ok, now for the really fun part! I'm going to share all of the before pictures that I could find. Some are really pretty and some are really horrible.
Let me go ahead and apologize now for the not so wonderful picture quality on some of these.
What a walk down memory lane that was.
Do you have a favorite?
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