Nicole tells us, "When the seller of our new home asked us to trash the book shelf and storage unit she deemed too battered and bulky, I thanked her kindly for her wasteful ways." Nicole wasn't nearly so quick to discount these useful shelves; she knew they just needed some love.
We have a LOT of books so I knew we would need lots of shelving in our home office. We framed in a wall and added pocket doors so that the office, when not in use, would function more like a den. I chose a slate blue color for the bookshelves and had a carpenter build two drawers for a file storage since we later discovered the unit was missing a piece. We also added gold hardware and I gotta say, the bookcase is now the star of this room. We now have a colorful and happy space to work, and for our toddler to play.
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Thank you Nicole!