No Books Were Burned in the Making of this Post

I was inspired - so I took the plunge and did it!  I filled my fireplace box with a ton-o-books and . . . tah-dah!

How About This for a Book Storage Solution?


Love it or hate it – what do you think?  I just love it – and if I must say so myself, it looks even better than the ones I posted about here.  It was easier than I thought – no need to fill up the entire fireplace, just stack them in the front directly in front of the gas logs (I did push them back a smidge).  I took a garbage bag and lined the bottom and layed the rest over the logs so as not to smoot up my books.  The ones around the edges of the opening may need a little dusting come Fall, but they should be fine.

Fireplace Chocked Full-o-Books


I get points for at least taking a chance, right?  On another note, I am very excited that Heather Spriggs Thompson spent the afternoon photographing my home today – my home will be featured in her new on-line design magazine, Gatherings, coming out in July!

The Decorologist’s Bedside Table


Heather is a fabulous photographer – I can’t wait to see my home through her eyes.

The Decorologist’s Sunroom


Stayed tuned and have a lovely weekend!


  1. love the marble on your fireplace and the candle sconces…your home is fabulous…

  2. Love it Kristie! Very cute idea. Never ever thought of that… XoXo

  3. That’s so awesome, Kristie! Love how it looks!

  4. Yup yours does look better then the inspiration. It’s a kewl idea.
    Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

  5. I think it looks great! I have something else to show you when I get chance to snip a pic…

    • look forward to it, joy!

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        • I made it based the image you displayed here using canvas, paint and vinyl sticker. It’s large 24×36 and used in my living room : )

      • here is the living room that has it:

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        • Fabulous, Joy!!!!! Did you get that great blue chair from Macy’s? I think I specified that same chair for a client’s bedroom last year. Thank you for sharing – keep calm and carry on!!!

          • good eye sight!, yes, it’s from macy’s. The paint used on the canvas was based on this greenish blue color. I got the idea of making this frame when I saw the logo you used on your website and I knew you are a fan of this statement…

  6. This is too funny – I was just thinking about your books in the fireplace and wondering when we’d get to see it… and ta-dah!!! Love your lamp and bedside table – they are FAB!
    Have a great weekend Kristie!

  7. Hi Kristie, Thanks for linking this up to Fab Friday! I love the way it turned out & I’m so proud of you for trying it! Way to go!

    Warmly, Michelle

  8. You’ve won me over, it is so quirky! I really appreciate that no books will be harmed for the sake of

  9. It looks great Kristie. I love the color and the texture they add to the room…I hope someone doesn’t decide they want to read one of the books on the bottom!

  10. Oh goodness girlie! You get points for trying something new and extra credit points for a job well done! Wow, I have a feeling I will be seeing this pinned and repinned on Pinterest! I have to make sure I follow your blog to see what else you come up with to inspire us with! Have a wonderful weekend, Jules

  11. Congratulations for the magazine feature! You have a beautiful house! Love the paintiing of the ady on the sunroom!

  12. Love it! I need to find a way to cover my fireplace for the summer, its so boring looking at a empty space.


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