As I've talked about a couple times in the past, my dad built us a floor to ceiling wall-attached bookshelf for our vaulted front living room. It's been a dream of mine since I was a little kid to have a room literally covered in antique books. And this is quite the start. I thought I would show you all some peeks at the progress as we fill this baby up.
If you didn't already know, the first Saturday of every month is half off everything in the store at Goodwill. So I usually try to stop in and see if I spot any treasures. What I never thought about was that even their "outlet" stores were half off. So on a morning that my husband was willing to brave the crowds and go with me, we stopped in to the outlet store and got around 80 antique books. Spent about 20 bucks. I'll say that's not bad AT ALL.
I've been collecting these books since I was 12 or 13 so they have definitely accumulated over the years, but I didn't have enough to fill this shelf. I had a little less than half the shelf filled when we got it up. My goal was to have it filled by the end of the year. Though I'm no where close, I feel like my Goodwill haul was a huge chunk!
I'm so anxious to see this done and to have a old ladder to lean up against one side so I can grab the books down. I'll feel like Belle in Beauty and the Beast!
Do you have any collections of your own? I have quite a few, but this is one of my most treasured collections!