East #1: Nest’s Lovelier Library

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Name: Nest
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Time: A few hours
Cost: Nothing!

This simple little project by Nest is a great way to start our submissions off. While just a small improvement, this bookshelf renovation took only a few hours and made for a big change in her home. Head below the jump for all her pics, tools, and instructions and VOTING…

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BEFORE

Tell us the tools and resources you used for the project:

-My own books.
-A plaster squirt bottle filled with: 1 part Dr. Bronner’s Hippie Soap and 2 parts warm water.
-A sponge to clean the shelves.

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MY TOOLS

Share step by step instructions for how you completed the project:

I am always trying to figure out a way to organize them so that a) we can easily find what we are looking for, and b) they are more aesthetically pleasing.

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DURING

#1-First, clear your shelves of all of your books. Take this chance to gently wipe away any dust that has gathered, and clean the shelf service.
#2-Stack the books all facing the same way, so you can clearly see the color of the spine of each book.
#3-Group books together based on the color of the spine.
#4-Once you have your books grouped together in the way you like, you can begin to put them back on the shelves.
#5-Add in different pieces that go with your color palette to complete your new library.

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AFTER

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