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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

finally...


First, I painted. Then I shopped. Now finally, the shelf is up. Yesterday I took a good part of the afternoon and put this monster together. At the end, I finally broke down and went over to my neighbor's house to beg for help because I couldn't finish on my own. We tugged and pulled at opposite ends of the shelf and finally got it done. Whaddaya think? Looks good, no?
Of course, this was right after we put it up. I've already started to actually (gasp) organize and put things on my beautiful new shelf. It's nice to be able to see my floor again.

26 comments:

Pamela said...

very nice

blogger ate my first comment.
werid. just disappeared.

Someone told me today they couldn't blog anonymously on mine anymore.

What is going on.

Well back to your lovely painted room and eclectic furniture. Looks like a nice place to curl up your legs and read a book

JR's Thumbprints said...

So when are you going to show us those shelves filled with books? Also, loved your list from VH1's songs of the 80's.

Dan said...

Hey, it looks nice! Where did you buy it?

I recently purchased a TV stand from Target which required no tools! I thought it was an exaggeration. I thought surely a hammer or possibly a screwdriver. But no! Nothing at all! Everything just slid into place.

It's a marvel of modern science! ;)

Claudia said...

Pamela, blogger's been doing that lately...I don't know. It's a computer conspiracy I think...it is a great place to curl up...

JR...how fabulous would that be? alas...most of my books are back in Fl in Storage (about 7-8 boxes!!) I've already started putting all my photo stuff on here..

Dan..this is the large expedit bookshelf from Ikea. I love it but it was definitely a pain to put together. I have a smaller, similar shelf from Target...which required no tools either.

Doppleganger said...

TD!!

Makes me jealous - I miss my shelves - all my stuff is in boxes and I miss my book shelves and being able to pull a reference book or what not from the shelves. I had to actually wait until the next day at work to look up a word!

Jodi said...

The shelf is amazing!! But it does look like it would have been a massive challenge to put together... GOOD JOB!!

Matt said...

Wow. I've been in my place for over two years and I'm just getting things squared away....

You're definately a busy beaver. Don't you ever just sit around and just do NOTHING?

Claudia said...

DG...td? huh? Anyways...so much of my stuff is in storage too...I miss my stuff...

Jodi..it wasn't too bad until the end!!

Matt, I loooove sitting around doing nothing. Unfortunately, I don't get the chance too often these days...I am hoping that once the shelf and my stuff are situated, it will give me that much more time...then I'm getting that hammock and lounging my ass off!

Odat said...

Love the colors!!!! It looksgreat...and yes i want the "after" picture, once you get e'thing on the shelves.

Peace!

Claudia said...

Odat...yes, I have to have color!! I may have to make a Target trip to get those little canvas boxes to put in there for the stuff that will look ugly on there..(like photo reels, developing tanks etc)

Heather said...

Love the shelf, love the wall-color (very warm and inviting, makes me want to sit down with you with a cup of coffee and peruse your books), and adore that throw-pillow.

GALA said...

Your place looks top drawer!!! As one would expect of course.

Hey, read my blog today. I found out some interesting gossip from Jim Fish and had to pass it on!!!

The CEO said...

OK, if that's a shelf, what's a book case? No biggie. What I am waiting for is some of your work. When are you going to put some photography up?

Claudia said...

G...holy crap! email me with more details you big tease!

CEO...I'm sorry...I meant bookshelf..but bookcase works as well. I'll claim not being a native English speaker as an excuse! Que? Quoi? Cosa?
Most of my photography right now is either transparency or prints and my scanner is on the blitz...although I have posted stuff in the past...

Claudia said...

Heather...you've got the right idea..coffee, sitting...books...

mist1 said...

What does "organize" mean?

Karmyn R said...

WOW - it looks GREAT with the wall color too!!!!

Claudia said...

mist, something I might never actually get the hang of!

Karmyn...thanks! I thought it would work pretty well...

M J said...

I am going to get the Expedite bookshelf in white as soon as I can get someone to help me carry it up to my place.

It looks fabulous... as does the wall color.

Is that a melon color? I think my color settings are a bit off on this computer.

Claudia said...

MJ...it's a great bookshelf...here it came in 3 boxes and yes, definitely get help for it!! The color I have is called hot moon from Behr...it looks more orange in the picture than it actually is. It's more of a orangey yellow...like in the hot spot near my light switch on the left hand side of the pic.

C said...

I really do like the shelf.

Nihilistic said...

Little Miss Handy Dandy Claudia!

Shauna said...

I like it all! ! ! Looks so relaxing!

Claudia said...

C, Nihilistic, Shauna...
Why, thank you!

SongBird said...

Looks great!

Kila said...

Just had to tell you, the color combination in that photo in wonderful. Makes me want to run out to buy some paint and redo everything in here!