If you read last week's blog post, you may remember I said a good rule to use when making books was to make twice as many as you thought you'd need, then make an extra dozen. To further illustrate this point, about six hours of book making creates a pile of books this big . . . .
Which fills up this much shelf space . . . .
Another few hours and about two thirds as many books again filled up the remaining Library shelves. I think I can now make books in my sleep, in fact I think I did do a few that way already! I didn't keep count, but there are easily over a thousand books in this room.
With the books in place I added some more detail to the shelves in the form of decorateive brackets and some braid along the top, both painted to (almost) match the wood of the shelves.
The fireplace is made from cardboard, some porch railing posts, more of the brackets used on the shelves and a pair of scrapbooking decorations, one at the top and the other acting as a fender at the bottom. Four scrapbooking corner embelishments put together create the frame for the unicorn picture hung over the mantle.
The Library is now starting to look like a proper room rather than a building site. As usual for this point in a project I am currently reconsidering the furniture arrangement I had intended to use and am toying with a number of different idea on just how to use the space.
And finally, another photo of the mirror-illusion shelves just because I'm so chuffed with them!
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