#makeovermonday / a color coded bookshelf

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This summer we brought ALL of our books into one spot upstairs.

I’m still not exactly sure why I took this photo with the vacuum cleaner there in the middle of the books…

Actually, I should correct the opening statement above.

We brought all of our big people books upstairs. Our children’s books are already purged and sorted and have a nice pretty shelf of their own in the living room.

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I’ve been nervous to tackle the books belonging to Brian and myself…well…because they were scattered EVERYWHERE.

Everywhere as in all over our house. In the dining room, in the office, in the hallway, in the guest room, in our room, under the bed. I could keep going.

We love books.

And we have so many.

We brought them all to one location in the hallway upstairs and I gave Joy and Chloe one job – sort them by category. I took a photo of this fun assignment, but no one can seem to find it. Maybe I dreamed I took a photo.

Then, I decided I wanted the books to be sorted by color. Oooops.

Don’t laugh.

They could have killed me, honestly.

Finally, the books found their new home on the shelf in our bedroom.

Yes, I sort of went with the rainbow color order – with a few minor tweaks.

All of the OCD friends just went crazy trying to figure out what’s out of order. It doesn’t bother me, obviously. Just pretend they are perfect.

I’ve always wanted one of these color-coded bookshelves and this one turned out fantastic for a #makeovermonday!

This project isn’t finished. I ended up pulling out all of my devotional books, Bibles and studies to place together in another location that would be easily accessible because I use them most often. Stay tuned, these books still need to be placed somewhere!

And for those of you wondering – yes, we did actually purge the books as we went! Unfortunately, I forgot to count as we went to give you an idea of how we downsized.

The book categories I donated included old textbooks, out of style design books and anything I felt could be replaced by information now available online.

How about you? Any book collectors out there like us? Ever thought about bringing all the books into one location? You’ll be amazed at how many have collected over the years. It’s truly enough to start a library…which is exactly what I plan to do at the #OldHaiglerInn :).

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2 comments

  1. Ooo I LOVE this bookshelf! SO gorgeous 😍 My family has always built our own library, and even being the organization freak I am, I have never thought of this! It’s so great we can now choose books for more than necessary information and more on their personal merit and spiritual value they offer. Thanks, internet! I must try this 👍

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