I have mentioned here time and time again about how I long for built ins along the front of our family room. Our family room is large and in charge and we have gorgeous built ins with a window seat in the back.
You can see HERE how butt naked the wall felt. Poor baby wall. And entire year of us telling it it was only a matter of time until it filled out. Just like my doctor growing up, telling me my chest would fill out – it never did. I had to give this will a chance.
Kohls had my back and I could not be more thrilled! A few weeks ago I found these tiered metal and wood bookcases that caught my eye.
You can find them online if your store is out! Look HERE
So I checked them out, started crushin’ and quickly walked away before I was completely head over heels. Originally $249, marked down to $99, holy canoli!! Such a great deal!
My ability to say no when shopping is slowing getting stronger with each “Oh no you didn’t” from Dan. Think before you swipe. Think before you swipe. That’s how the story goes. I was back at Kohls a few days later, feeling sneaky … but I had a 30% off coupon if I used my Kohls charge, and really, come on, that’s practically getting them for free. Dan would have to approve.
I flag down the shelf, make sure there were still two left, stared at the sticker and wipe my eyes. $74.99!!! My think before you swipe mentality totally paid off! These shelves were reduced again, and I was able to snag two of them for just over $45 a piece! I am not good at math so I refuse to give myself a headache to give you the exact dollar amount! (Ha. Ever see friends with benefits? Justin Timberlake + Mila Kunis are hysterical in this movie. Justins character is awful at math and at one point he trys to gage the height of a fence by saying “I’m 6ft tall, that fence looks like three of me so…. 52. ” That is me guys.)
Back to the new book shelf! Here is a picture of our bare naked wall.
It almost looks like the pieces are floating. Woo-wee did it need some help!
Drum roll please ….
Are they beautiful or what?! If I had endless pockets I would have many more items to dress them up more, but for now they add so much to the space!
I love having mix and match pieces in here. After putting these together (which by the way, are super easy to assemble) I was SO glad we did not build huge built ins here. I think they would have battled with the other ones across the room and it would have closed our room in a ton!
The decor thus far is super simple. A Crate of crayons for the kiddos. Large salad bowls I could not fit anywhere else in the house, a succulent, wicker basket and two outdoor lanterns I could not pass up!
This pretty baby has more nautical decor – keeping it fresh for summer.
It is amazing what two small pieces can do to a space. Even more, stepping outside of the matchy-matchy habit and going for a more eclectic look. Look for deals you guys! Cheaper does not mean uglier. All together for our painted dresser (you can see the transformation HERE) and the two bookshelves were less than $150 total!!
What do you think?