Thursday, July 15, 2010

bookcase + lace



For those occasions when I don't feel like having the spines of Wii cases as my living room decor, I simply close the curtains.



All it took was 1 tension rod and 2 lace panels (which have been hemmed by Shellie since I took this photo) and voila! Rows of movies and games concealed.

Ever have one of those seasons where you keep rearranging the furniture? I have been playing with the living room a lot and just can't seem to get it right. I'll be sure to photograph and share soon!

xo
elyse

46 comments:

Stephani said...

I love this, but what I'm really noticing is the window wall hanging behind the couch. Love this!

Claudia said...

Very pretty! I'm in the midst of trying to figure out a good way to cover my skylight in this hot weather. I'm thinking curtain rods on either end and some hemmed fabric stretched from rod to rod. Does that make sense??? Of course, I would have to work at my sewing machine and its too hot because of the skylight.

xo
Claudia

Zuzu said...

Simple. Classic. GORGEOUS!!!

I can't rearrange the furniture in the tiny house - it only really fits in it's designated spot. So I change up the little things.

Wishing you a lovely day, Elyse!

GardenofDaisies said...

I like this idea! I have been thinking about putting some fabric curtains on the bookshelf in my daughters room/guest room.

Lorrie said...

What a great way to hide those hard-edged technology items we all have.

debi said...

What a great idea! Beautiful! Can't wait to see what else you're doing in the livingroom.

winnibriggs said...

Thats very pretty and your room looks so cool.

Elsie said...

I agree Elyse that does look much
better. That is a good idea.":O)

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

What a great idea! Stinkin' wii games. Those are "displayed" in my living room, too. ;)

Stickers and Stuff said...

so pretty xox

aimee said...

it looks perfect in that room. its amzing what a rod and some fabric will do to conceal and make pretty.
blessings,
aimee

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Your room looks so pretty!!

Atelier de Charo said...

Hi Elyse, this is a cute idea!

Hugs
Charo

Katsui Jewelry said...

That's a great idea...I love lace curtains!

Jeanne said...

Great idea to hide the stuff you don't want to see. And it looks so pretty too!
xo
jeanne

Sandra said...

What a great idea! I should do this in our bedroom. We have all of the dvds behind our door but a little curtain would certainly hide it all.
Blessings,
Sandra

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Yes! Lovely idea!
I already mentioned that I don't do furniture well. I think I have a spatial disorder! ♥

Char said...

The curtain is a great idea! Nothing worse than the spines of dvd's or games showing. (in my loud opinion..lol)

Lisa said...

You are so clever! Now do you have a way to hold them back so the boys don't pull them down? That would happen here so if you have any suggestions I'd love them. I may use this for my big shelf!
Hugs, Lisa

stefanie said...

thats the best and prettiest way to hide stuff!

Gracefully Vintage said...

Elyse, I so can relate, 3 kids,& hubby trying to find ways to hide, dolls,football-cheer gear, work boots, i pods- But honestly, what is most needing hiding, is all of my projects-fabrics-magazines..Yikes...
Love the Gingham cupcake holders- did you see the polka dot ones, too.. Love them.. I make mini cupcakes for my shoppe on weekends- i wish they had mini ones...
And so lucky are you- i love those cupcake toppers...
Karryann

The Rose Room said...

and looks so much prettier!!! Rachaelxo

Lee Laurie said...

Great idea! Love it!

Mary Ellen said...

I found myself chuckling while reading your post! You, not getting it right! You whose sweet home is in magazines- All I can say is your silly! Your house is just delish wonderfully perfect no matter how it is arranged!!

Just came home from a Jr High camp- Gosh so hot- sitting here in my house trying to cool off and not think about how my house arrangements are- just too pooped!

bee blessed
mary

Oh yes, love the curtain idea!

koralee said...

Lovely idea my friend. xoxoxoox Happy Friday to you.

Bringing Pretty Back said...

What a pretty solution!

Sandi (Meme) said...

The best part about hanging these, is the lack of HOLES from the rods. Love the look, and also how easy it is. Have a great weekend! Sandi

KarenHarveyCox said...

I love this idea, and it makes the window appear larger. Your living room is lovely.
Karen

T's Daily Treasures said...

That truly is a beautiful way to hide all the mess that we all have. Best wishes for a wonderful weekend. :) Tammy

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Love the idea of the lace curtains hiding things! Practical and pretty at the same time. I can't stop moving things around. But usually it's smaller things.
Brenda

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

What a pretty room, and the couch color is awesome..

Lace can change and do wonders for a room... like yours... Very Nice!

Have a Great Day*

Cottage Rose said...

Love your idea,,, the lace panels look so pretty up there,,, a pretty way to hide all the find games kids just can't seem to live with out.... my grandkids are the same way....lol I am always moving my furnisher around,,, always... poor DH...heheh

hugs;
Alaura

A Vintage Chic said...

I love this, Elyse! The perfect solution!!!

Julie

fairiemoon said...

My question is...when doesn't one want to hide the spines of Wii game cases! LOL! Your solution is much prettier than mine.

erin :)

Nancy said...

Oh, just perfect! Congrats on your win. I just love Maureen's items. She was the person who introduced me to ribbon loop and asked me to sell it (back when she was sewing). Small world, huh?

How's the weather? We are sweltering in Stowe, VT with no air conditioning. I never thought this NY turned southern gal would pray for snow. :-)

Tobi Britton*pinkpixieforest.blogspot.com said...

Love it!!

Bumpkin Bears said...

This is so pretty, I love the colour of your sofa with the lace. Lovely to visit your blog, Catherine x

Las manualidades de Graciela said...

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Free Pretty Things For You said...

books and lace! how can they not go together!
its look so dreamy! Love you house my dear!

tales from an oc cottage said...

Fab-u-lace! {sorry, I am so hot I don't know what I'm saying!}

m ^..^

Beach Vintage said...

Yes I get like that sometimes too. I love this idea. Simple and yet it creates such a different feeling within the room.

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Yep...I'm having one of those seasons too...I just can't stop moving things around either ;o)

Theresa said...

Great idea Elyse! Love it, I sure wish I had a way to move furniture... mine is where it is and there's no place to move it! Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Looks very pretty Elyse! I LOVE lace anywhere! Very clever!

Love,
Maryjane
YFGM
xox

Anonymous said...

CLAUDIA; Why don't you just put the same window darkening material we use in cars for the window? You can buy it at Wal Mart and it is not expensive. Most importantly if you think you can get to the window safely it will look nicer. Connie

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