I fantasize about the library we’ll build one day because, at least in my mind, this is the most important room in the house. Okay, well, maybe that or the kitchen (you know that saying about spending all your money on food and books…). In the spirit of future library plans, I decided to dig around the internet for beautiful bookshelves. Here are a few that caught my eye!
1. Sand and Sisal’s DIY Built-in Bookshelves + Window Seat
The only thing better than regular bookshelves are bookshelves you can lounge on beside a window. It’s perfect. What’s better than glancing up from a good novel to gaze out a window in that half-dream state? I’ll tell you…
Having a cup of coffee (or tea!) with your literature.
2. Remove and Replace Wine Crate Coffee Table on Wheels
Wine crates aren’t hard to find anymore. They have become a staple of re-purposed DIY projects kind of like wood pallets. These plans include wheels (I love mobile furniture) and a really snazzy center section you could get creative with. I also saw a tiny version of this where someone simply put wheels on a single wine crate.
3. Ana White’s Inset Bookshelf Doorway
What better entrance to a library than a bookshelf doorway? Besides, there’s something Romantic about a hidden room behind a bookshelf. That’s where you find secret labs and treasure. If it’s my house, you’re more likely to find more books. I don’t really see the difference between treasure and books anyway.
4. Blake Sloane’s Hollowed Out TV
This one is more of a statement piece. If you’re passionate about literature and dislike television, gut one and put books in it. Put it where your TV would normally go. Invite your friends over and read aloud to them. Or… just enjoy it for what it is. I didn’t find any clear instructions on this, but I think it’s self-explanatory.
5. Pallet Furniture DIY Reclaimed Window and Pallet Bookshelf
This is another re-purposed project. I like the rustic feel (something about growing up in the Ozarks). I think this one would look sweet in a kitchen or maybe above a dresser.