i should be mopping the floor: One Bookshelf Styled Three Ways

Thursday, October 30, 2014

One Bookshelf Styled Three Ways

This one bookshelf, styled three ways, is such a great piece.
I'm sharing some shelf styling tips along with details of these three looks below.
One Bookshelf Styled Three Ways
I love double duty pieces...but triple duty? Yes, please.
This versatile bookcase has made its way around our house. See how we've really put it to the test. And let me know which way is your fave! 

One Bookshelf Styled Three Ways
If you remember, we first acquired this Barrister Lane Collection Bookcase from the Sauder company's website back over the summer. You can see the bookcase on their site here. I blogged about how we used it for Lego storage in my older son's room here. It's been perfection for his space. I loved the piece so much, I was curious how it would look in other spaces of our home and styled a bit more grown up. 

One Bookshelf Styled Three Ways
My personal favorite? This little library that we put together on one side of the dining room. My husband is currently busy with graduate work. Since I'm the office hog, he does a lot of his studying and papers at the dining room table. Styled this way, this little piece would be perfect for him! 

One Bookshelf Styled Three Ways
I also added some chachkies here and there, too. 
Of course, I did.

One Bookshelf Styled Three Ways
My main objective was to mix up the monotony of the book after book look (illustrated here with the white boxes). I did this by having the books in every other cubby...and changing their direction from horizontal and vertical in every other compartment as well. It just adds a bit of playful variety. I did the same concept below when I used the bookshelf for dishes. I know, right?!? I just couldn't help myself, y'all. I needed one other look...

One Bookshelf Styled Three Ways
So, this is my second fave...or first? I dunno, y'all. That poor kid may never get his Lego storage back after his mom's fun with this thing. I love having dishes in view. I've mentioned before that I'm a self-proclaimed dish junkie. This is a great space for me to store a few more...and see their pretty patterns. Again, I did the same every-other-cubby concept with the plates/glasses/cups. Everything is within reach and ready to set the table for dinner time, y'all!

One Bookshelf Styled Three Ways
Bowls, cups, saucers...I love 'em all.

Do you have furniture pieces that can function in more than one way for you? 

One Bookshelf Styled Three Ways
And, of course...the original use. 
So what do you think? Should I let him have it back?

One Bookshelf Styled Three Ways
Also, be sure to check out my Pinterest board with
other ideas for multi-tasking furniture here.

Sauder has a lot of great pieces that can work in many ways in a home. They make a broad variety of designs and styles that cost a lot less than you think, giving you 
the freedom to furnish your home at a fraction of the cost; Sauder believes furniture should be affordable without sacrificing style or quality. Check out their site here.


One Bookshelf Styled Three Ways

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sauder.
 The opinions and text are all mine.