Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Finally Finished!!!

Alan's project is finally finished and in place. Many of you guessed right.....it is a huge, slim bookcase. It is approx. 7' tall by 5' wide. This is a picture from the bedroom toward our bathroom. There is a long hall and I wanted a narrow bookshelf that would fit in the space and not make it feel cramped. It was very hard to take pictures because we couldn't get in front of it to take the pictures. Excuse the ugly wall that is patched, this whole room needs a re-do. We need to paint and get new furniture. I painted the wooden heart with the little dolls many, many years ago.
I have started filling it with books and some nic-nacs.
Here is a view from the bathroom toward the bedroom. I am so pleased with this bookcase. It is just what I wanted. Thanks so much hunny!!
I also want to wish every one a wonderful Thanksgiving.


MAY YOUR STUFFING BE TASTY,
MAY YOUR TURKEY BE PLUMP.
MAY YOUR POTATOES 'N GRAVY HAVE NARY A LUMP,
MAY YOUR YAMS BE DELICIOUS,
MAY YOUR PIES TAKE THE PRIZE,
MAY YOUR THANKSGIVING DINNER STAY OFF OF YOUR THIGHS.
Happy Thanksgiving!

52 comments:

Smilingsal said...

Oh, ho perfect! No wonder you were excited. Your husband is a craftsman for sure. Now you have one more thing to thank God for.

mysteryhistorymom said...

Darlene- Your bookshelf is beautiful! HAve fun filling it with wonderful books!:) Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!:) Lori

Karen said...

Very pretty and what a perfect idea!

Bo said...

Good morning Darlene...brilliant idea to fill wasted space with something so useful...not to mention how great it looks! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! ;-) Bo

Sandy Toes said...

Oh how fun...to fill up a bookcase!
Happy Thanksgiving to you too!
-sandy toes

Mabry's gamma said...

Darlene,

Can always count on you to leave a post, even when holidays are approaching. Is that pressure or what, sorry.

I too have a narrow bookcase and love it, they do come in handy for us readers. Isn't it great to have a handy hubby? He did a nice job.

Happy Thanksgiving to you too.

Cheri

Songbirdtiff said...

Beautiful! You two are very talented. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

AJ said...

Very nice!! How lucky you are to have such a handy husband:) I'm sure you'll have it filled in no time! Couldn't help but see the New Moon book;) Finally got to see the movie last night:):):)Happy Thanksgiving!

Caren said...

It looks great! He did a fantastic job. I know, if you're anything like me, you can never have too many bookshelves.

Joanna said...

That looks great! I need a slim book case, that is a great idea. I wished that my husband were more crafty. *smiles*

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Neabear said...

I was not one who guess bookcase. It turned out great! A nice place to put books and things instead of them stacked all over or wherever you had them before. I wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!!

jeanne said...

Darlene, the bookshelf is awesome. Boy, I could use one like that. Just perfect in that space

I dropped by to wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow.

Blessings...Jeanne

Carrie said...

Love the shelf! cute poem I hope you have a great thanksgiving too!

linda said...

It looks like the bookcase is a perfect fit! Don't you just love it when a plan comes together!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

I love your bookshelf! It is absolutely beautiful and your husband did a wonderful job on it! :)

I hope you have a great Thanksgiving! Oh, and I love the little poem! :)

Lisa Ann said...

That is such a great idea for that space! Happy Thanksgiving!

Carol said...

Your new bookshelf looks wonderful, your hubby did a great job!
Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family, enjoy the day!
Blessings,
Carol

Ginger said...

Hi Darlene:
Your hubby is pretty talented!!! First he puts the lights up outside without being pestered, and now he makes you a book shelf...he is a keeper!!!.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, too.
Ginger

Jill Scott said...

What a gorgeous bookcase. Your hubby is a very handy guy.

Michelle said...

Love the book case...

Great poem...so true!


Happy Thanksgiving Darlene...I look forward to seeing all of your Christmas Decorations in the weeks to come!

Shelia said...

Hi Darlene! Oh, this is just perfect!! How nice is your hubby!! Looks like you'll be able to put many things in here. He's good! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Ashlie said...

Oh! I love it! It's perfect for the small space. And it looks like he did a great job building it. Way to go, Alan!

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

What a nice gift! It looks aweome!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Farm Chick Paula said...

That looks gorgeous, Darlene!
Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

tam said...

Awww what a sweet guy! They look amazing very nice work!
A girl can never have enough book shelf space for books and nickie nackers! LOL Happy turkey day!
~Tam :D

CatHerder said...

Wow I wish i was THAT handy! Looks great. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Oh that's so perfect! I need something that size. How wonderful that your husband is able to make things like this!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Manuela

The Berry's Patch said...

Boy, he is sure a handy man to have around...lucky girl! It looks perfect!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Twice as Nice said...

Love the bookcase! He is talented. Great job and it fits perfectly there.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Great looking bookcase Darlene. I love your little poem.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Lisa & Gerald said...

I just love your new bookshelf ! You hubby did a great job!

Life with Kaishon said...

What a beautiful shelf. He is a genius. Can I borrow him for 4 weeks so he can redo my basement : ). GREAT!

I hope you have a happy Thanksgiving Darlene!

Daphine said...

Oh WOW!
Very I-M-P-R-E-S-S-I-V-E-!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Nichole said...

Wow! Your husband did a great job on your bookcase. Very nice!

Happy Thanksgiving!

nikkicrumpet said...

Holy cow...can I rent him for a few days!!! I soooo need bookcases in my library. He did a GREAT job and saved you a bundle...it works so good in that space. You have one more thing to be thankful for this holiday season! I hope you and your family have a marvelous day!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Darlene, Great bookcase! Your husband did a wonderful job, and I love the color of the stain!

Hope you are having a Happy Thanksgiving! ~Rhonda :)

Liz said...

It looks great! Happy Thanksgiving!

Deb said...

What a gorgeous book case Darlene! Your husband did a wonderful job & you will have lots of fun filling it up with your collectibles :-)
Hope you are enjoying your Thanksgiving :-)

HeathahLee said...

Ooh, nice! I hope you and your family have had a great Thanksgiving!

Shannon said...

Looks great!!! Good job, Darlene's hubby!!

Nancy said...

Hi Darlene, Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy that wonderful bookcase! Nancy

Ramona said...

Good Morning Darlene ~ There are not too many things that can make you as happy as an empty bookshelf to fill...oh the fun to be had. Your husband did a great job!

I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and continue to enjoy a relaxing weekend.

Smiles ~ Ramona

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hi Darlene! I love it...thank goodness for your hubby...great project. Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful!
Blessings,
Debbie

Our Complete Family said...

Hi Darlene!
Handy dandy hubby you've got there!
It turned out great!
Happy belated Thanksgiving to you!
Hugs, Les

Blueberry Buttons said...

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving also. Wow, love the bookcase. Look like it fits perfect there. I know what you mean about Twilight. It wasn't exactly what I expected but I will go see it again. Loved the book! Have a great weekend.
Cheryl

duchess said...

Looks great - perfect size.
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

I saw Twilight over the holiday.
Can I say I was just a tad disappointed? Maybe I had too many visions in my head. (Still enjoyed it though.)

dana said...

Darlene--I LOVE how that project turned out!! What a handy guy your hubby is--do you know how lucky you are? :)
Hope you had a great TGiving! Dana

Katie said...

Wow, I love this guy!! Christmas decoration without being told now the bookshelf. I love it, it looks great!

Dawn said...

Very nice bookshelf! You have a keeper there with your DH :)

I'm sure you'll have it full of books in no time. It seems like even when I weed out the books there's still never a place to put them all.

take care,
Dawn

Denise K. said...

Thanks for sharing this project with us! LOVED your Thanksgiving poem!!!! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday filled with happy memories! :-)

Joy said...

The bookcase is BEAUTIFUL!
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.
Now. . .it's on to the Christmas festivities, my friend.

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Oh my goodness sakes that turned out just perfect! What a great job your hubby did!
My hubby got my chalkboard done-I will post it this week-It's really fun!
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving-I did and all my company just left yesterday! Whew! What a fun week!
Robin~♥