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Isabel Quiroga Storyteller Shelves | Manolo for the Home

Shelving It

The Beard and I are starting to think seriously about home renovations, which is a good thing when you consider that I have an office and he doesn’t, and the entire upstairs of our house is basically unfinished. We think, though we’re not entirely sure, that we’ve figured out a way to turn the upstairs floor (which is currently divided into two fairly large rooms) into two small offices and one big master bedroom. That would leave us with two children’s bedrooms on the first floor and a basement that said children can eventually destroy, thus saving my living room from wear and tear.

This change, if it’s even possible, is quite a ways off, which is fine since we’re still, nearly eight months later, getting used to managing the day-to-day responsibilities of being parents, homeowners, employees, and well-rounded grownup people. Oh, and Horde warriors, but that’s another tale for another day.

Back to those small offices. I’m not sure what The Beard will do with his other than fill it with expensive audio equipment and an ankle deep pile of papers, but I plan to actually work in mine since that’s what I do in my current, rather more expansive home office. Moving upstairs will mean some things have to go — like my freestanding bookshelves, for example. So what to do, what to do…

There’s this:

storyteller shelves

Isabel Quiroga’s Storyteller Shelves could be a fun DIY project resulting in some truly deep shelves. And cheap, too, if I have the patience to scour the classifieds for legged coffee tables that are just about the same width. Plus a similarly-sized desk. Overall, I love the look (not to mention the color!), and it’s something I’d consider if it happened that the Craiglist freebies board became inundated with shorty tables.


7 Responses to “Shelving It”

  1. Margaret October 8, 2009 at 5:26 am #

    Love it. Please come renovate my house when you’re finished with your own.

  2. Never teh Bride October 8, 2009 at 3:48 pm #

    I’ll see what I can do, Margaret!

  3. JR October 8, 2009 at 4:37 pm #

    That’s a fabulous idea, and beautifully executed too!

  4. mini_pixie October 12, 2009 at 12:20 pm #

    I love that idea! not sure I have the right nook in my house for it though…

    On the Horde Warrior front though, what server are you on? My hubby & I run on Cenarius :)

  5. Never teh Bride October 13, 2009 at 10:25 am #

    We’re on Terenas, mini_pixie!

  6. raincoaster October 14, 2009 at 3:16 am #

    Must! Have! These! Only in midnight blue, against a hot pink wall.

  7. Never teh Bride October 21, 2009 at 6:07 pm #

    That would be fantastic, raincoaster. I think I myself would like something in a red against maybe… gray?