Recently, I purchased my first real bookshelves and I decided to document my shelf “makeover” process.
This is how my “bookshelf’ looked like before the makeover. It’s not quite even a book shelf actually. It was quite a clutter.
I had two of pink floating shelves that stored my stand alones in a rainbow organization. On my dresser, I stored my Harry Potter books + some random CDs. In my cubicle, I had 5/8 of the “cubes” for storing books. I kept my series in these cubes. It was quite a mess because cubes are really hard to organize books into.
The main reason why I felt like it was time for new bookshelves was because of the lack of space I had left. As you can tell, I started to stack books in every way to try to have enough space for everything. In the end, my floating shelves could not carry any more weight, or well I didn’t want to risk them falling them and leaving a huge hole in my wall because they fell once before (thats why there are the gray beams to keep them supported).
When I started to clear off my shelves, I realized that I own a lot more books than I had expected. I’ve been using a little app on my phone that “catalogs” your library and I realized I own 150+ books. I had to keep them in multiple piles outside in my living room while I re-arranged the furniture in my room to make space for my shelves.
The picture on the right was taken when one of my book case was completed and I hadn’t put in the actual “shelf” yet. On the right is after the second smaller book case was completed and I had put in the shelving into the first book case.
I think it just totally slipped my mind to take more pictures before I loaded the books onto my shelf but here is the completed shelves! On the left, bigger shelf, I color organized stand alone books & incomplete series I own (mainly series I only own one book from). On the right, smaller shelf, I have all my completed or almost completed series in no particular order. The shelves have a total of 6 divisions and on the bigger shelf I only used 3 and a half, leaving me two full shelves to store books on. The books on the smaller shelves are scattered across the shelf.
That’s it for now! I’m still working on organizing and decorating but I’m not sure if I will be making any drastic changes any time soon.
I hope you enjoyed this post and let me know below how you like to organize your bookshelves!