my stacks o’ books

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So, I’ve shown you a few pictures of our kitchen. You know, the heart of the home. Or in our case, the place where everything lands that doesn’t otherwise have a home.  She’s probably going to be last on the list of room renovations, poor girl.

And in the mean time she had become quite the labyrinth.

Navigate the extension cords and tools we can’t seem to bring all the way back to the shed. Watch your shins around the new ceiling fan still to be installed, large box of things that need to be sorted to go to charity … take a second to have a seat in the random chair at the end of the path.

Ohhhh, no, you can’t do that because my shoes have found a seat instead.  :)

And all of those hazards are before you turn the corner to head back toward the bedrooms … normally a two step walk that somehow became a half mile journey. :)

And the starting point for all of that mess.

Six boxes of books.

Combine that with my desire to hide a few tv cords behind our newly hung TV and this girl starts stacking books.

stacks of books

(Name that TV show. Hint:  ”Hey baby girl.”)

And then gets excited about the idea of getting rid of all of those boxes out of our kitchen … and pulls every last book out and keeps stacking and stacking and stacking.

It might not be their permanent resting place around here.

But it sure is better the boxes in the kitchen.

stacks of books

And I think it’s kind of quirky and makes us look intellectual.

Unless you look too closely at the titles, so let’s not do that. :)

But check out that stack of Hardy Boys books on the far left, those were Joel’s when he was a kid.  Cue the collective “awwww”.

Anyone have any other creative ways to hide cable cords?  We did move our outlet and cable connector up the wall so they are right behind the tv, but since we don’t have a table or shelf below it we don’t have anywhere to put our cable box and little Apple tv box.

Annnnd, since furniture location is always a work in progress around here I didn’t want to commit to installing a floating shelf above our beloved church pew in case the pew finds a new home (on the front porch when it’s done maybe?) and we do end up putting a little table of some kind there.

And really, I’ll take any excuse to unpack a few more boxes … it’s only been 8 months.  ;)

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About Karah

I'm Karah and I'm so glad you're here! I'm a small town girl from the North East who finds myself moving around with my husband and pups every few years and constantly on a journey to make the most of every space we find ourselves in. That little space between what has been and what will be. It'd be so cool if you'd like to join us for the ride.
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12 Responses to my stacks o’ books

  1. Kim Harry says:

    love the pew! i have one in my home…when our church remodeled 20 plus years ago they sold the pews as a fundraiser…you could pick the length of pew you wanted and then somebody cut it to that length and put the end back on. Mine is about 4-5 feet long. perfect for my entryway. do you know the history of yours?

  2. Erin says:

    It’s funny, but it seems like now all my emails from Coastal Living are about Florida Keys homes. Which of course, makes me think of you. Jealous. You’ll be happy you took your trip to Carmel when you did. We here on the Central Coast will be experiencing 25 degrees or colder at night, tonight. BRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!

  3. Love the pew! And that’s a ton of books!

  4. If I were to go in your house, I’d head STRAIGHT for the book stacks and start checking them out. I love ‘em!

  5. clairelynn311 says:

    The books are looking good on that pew. It all looks cozy. My Mister and I were at a very old church and admiring in the beauty of the pews – well worn and polished from wear. We have searching for a pew ever since. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Well, you know that stacks of books are very modern and chic. :-) And quite honestly, not much makes me happier than a stack of books. Brilliant solution — you’re as smart as you look!
    xo Heidi

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