The first time we walked into our old house, the one we sold last year, we fell hard for the woodburning stove and the built-in bookshelves. We don’t have a woodburning stove here at Quiet Farm – hell, we don’t even have a furnace – but we have the opportunity to make our own custom built-in bookshelves. And so we did.
Here’s how this project went in my head:
- Look at gorgeous photos of floating bookshelves on design blogs.
- Buy authentic vintage distressed barnwood and artistic handmade wrought-iron brackets.
- Attach aforementioned barnwood and hardware to wall.
- Fill with carefully curated books, black-and-white photos and trendy succulents.
- Admire. Photograph. Repeat. Earn generous sponsorship from major power tool companies. Probably succulent companies too. Quit farming to run profitable design blog. Live happily ever after.
Our library, pre-shelving. Don’t judge the brassy ceiling fan; it will be replaced eventually.