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  • Ashley Holland

    26 ingenious ideas for your home - design sponge - love the fireplace and painted ceiling fan

  • Amanda Cafazzo

    Fireplace turned into bookshelves! Lovely idea!

  • Gwen Rose

    mantel for west side of east bedroom? this idea got veto-ed ...too many real fireplaces in the house to do this for decoration

  • Esther Dwyer

    "He pulled about 400 linear feet of dirty, nail-filled huge base cap molding from an abandoned school in North Philly. ... He then spent weeks paneling the living room. The math, sweat and patience that went into this room make it even more beautiful. We pulled out a hideous fake fireplace and mantel and trimmed it with some of the reclaimed wood. Now we have a great focal point that showcases some of the beautiful wood that made this project possible and about 200 vintage books, as well!"

  • Joy

    creative book storage - tara mangini & percy bright's 1915 philadelphia row house

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Love the old books in the fireplace.

im such a bookworm & i think every home should have books on their shelves but absolutely love ladders 4 high book shelves

Bookshelf table made from an old spool...chop in half, put on walls as cute table/booth things? Depending on style/colour, etc! GREAT!

This artistic view is singular. What a surprise since antlers are commonly forced into more rustic home elements. I love the elegance and the simplicity of this approach.

I have a life goal of owning so many books (that I WILL read) that I need a ladder to reach them all!!

I really love this idea, however, the idea of cramming books in there like that? A bit painful for me. It's not nearly "organized" enough.

stacks of same colored books - applicable for any season, what a simple and charming idea for a book loving home! ((Or for color of the month learning!))