Baseball and The Evolution of My Bookshelf (Or I Paint an Old Piece of Furniture)

When I was a kid, I remember my dad listening to Detroit Tigers games on the radio while he was tinkering with the lawnmower or whatever. Today, I’m bringing back the radio. Sort of.

See, TBS has made the sound scheduling decision to air reruns of The Mentalist instead of game four of the ALCS. Reruns. Instead of a pivotal game in the American League Championship Series. Since I can’t miss the game, my life has been reduced to listening to ESPN radio online while I write my post about my bookshelf redesign.

So anyway, let’s talk about the bookshelf instead of TBS. I’m not sure I’m done tweaking the accessories, but here’s the evolution of the piece….

The bookshelf project began with a bargain purchase at the National Council of Jewish Women Thrift Shop. And a power sander.

After painting the piece, I tinkered for absolutely forever with the accessories.

I tried a combination of books and white pieces, but decided I hated the books. Also, Albus broke the gravy boat when he investigated it with his face.

This gravy boat talk bores me, lady.

So, after brooming the books, I tried a different arrangement of white dishes, minus the broken gravy boat.

But I didn’t like this either. It looked like my Jonathan Adler salt and pepper shakers were getting married or something.

So, then I tried this.

And I THINK I like this. For now.

But I still don’t know what to do with the TOP of the bookshelf. I mean, I think this is too busy looking.

And I know I’m not getting any points for my floral arrangement here. They were clippings the gardeners left on the sidewalk, and I thought they were too pretty to go in the trash.

So anyway, that’s where I am right now. Sort of liking the shelves. Sort of stumped with the items on the top issue.

And now I need to deal with my bedroom chalkboard wall redesign. More on that later.

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2 thoughts on “Baseball and The Evolution of My Bookshelf (Or I Paint an Old Piece of Furniture)

  1. What about putting something bigger on top so it isn’t busy? Like maybe a canvas painting/picture leaning against the wall? Love the redo of the piece!

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