Monday, July 12, 2010
The Hobbit's Library. . .
Ideally, we'd have our extremely talented carpenter friend come over and do custom floor-to-ceiling built-ins. It's going to be a while before we can afford that though, so I headed to IKEA for some shelving I thought I'd immediately regret due to their extreme particle-board-ness. I am, however, highly impressed with the Billy Bookcase system. They're sturdy, easy to put together, and they look just fine. I'm a convert.
It's not finished. I'm getting another tall skinny one for that empty corner you see there, and that odd little shelf under the window will get painted, and. . . so on and so on.
And now, a word from the hobbit himself:
"This office is kind of a dream come true for me. When I was growing up we didn’t have a lot of money. My bedrooms were either a narrow porch add on, or a small storage room that had just enough room for a bed, a desk, and a chest of drawers. I always wanted a room with books on four walls, with enough room to stretch out and write. A beat up leather chair was necessary, and green walls. And now I have all these things. Somewhere inside of me, little Mike is doing a happy dance."
P.S. The stuffed bull's name is George. He's old. And anatomically correct. Such a strange childhood toy.