Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Book Shelves

This weekend I reorganized my book shelf and as promised, I am here to reveal the results.  Inspired by images throughout the blog world, including this one just today, I decided to reorganize my bookshelves according to color.  I took the covers off of my hardcover books to reveal the solid color spines underneath.  I then pulled all of the books out so that they were flush with the largest book to create clean lines.  While I still don't have a massive collection, it is growing and I love the look so far!

The bottom shelf of our black bookcases
Our other bookcase with yet to be filled bell glass jars

Close-up #1
Close-up #2
What do you think?  Have you ever organized your bookshelves (or DVD shelves) in a unique way?  What was it?

Also, I am currently without a new book to read and looking for suggestions!  What are you reading currently?


  1. http://e-tells-tales.blogspot.com/2011/01/books-to-read-in-2011.html
    E has some good suggestions!

  2. Funny, I have been wanting to read several of the books on her list, including Anna Karenina, Daughter of Fortune and Plan B: Thoughts on Faith...I own Plan B already so maybe I'll start there! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. i never thought about organizing by color ♥ this is brilliant. thank you for sharing. getting organized is the first part to complete in my happiness project. books are definitely something i need to take the time to organize :) thank you for the inspiration lovely!

  4. Another coincidence :)

    See ninth picture:


  5. Yes and I've even heard of people buying vintage lots of books off Etsy in a color they needed to fill in their collection. I would say that's silly, but I get it :)

  6. gorgeous! I'm happy Im not the only crazy one. I actually was so intent on having my books look more uniform that I turned them all page-side out. Take a peek!


  7. I love books organized by color. Your shelves look amazing! Organizing my bookshelf is on the top of my to-do list once the christmas tree is out of the living room, ahem, and the bookshelf is allowed back in :).

  8. @ Jenn: Be sure to post photos when the shelves get brought back in and organized! :)


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