Photobucket     Photobucket        

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Accessorized Bookcases

 Happy Saturday! I hope you are all having a wonderful day today! It sure is warm here in Arkansas. I'm going to get outside in a little while and do some yard work. There is always something to do at this time of the year.

I have been meaning to show you my bookcases since I reworked them. Actually,they are always a work in progress. As you can see I have quite a few to play with. When we built the house the bookcases were an upgrade..of course! However, it was an upgrade I just had to have.


As you can see I use a little bit of everything in my bookcases. I try to create interest with different shapes, color, textures and movement.

One thing I learned in a decorating class was to create different levels to add interest and movement. This could be done when doing a vignette on a table or mantle too. When everything is the same level it is not as interesting.  

I am really into butterflies lately. I found two of the metal butterfly pictures in Dallas and love them. I also added a touch of blue with the ceramic jar I found at Hobby Lobby.

I found this painting at an antique mall the other day for $20! It says hand painted by Robert Grace on the back. Even if it's a print it was worth it...I love it!   
The mirrored birdcage is one of my favorite accessories. There is another touch of the blue in the pot.


Here is the "B" I painted that I showed you the other day. I found the glass ball (bubble)with sand and shells at T.J. Maxx. Isn't it cool? It kind of reminds me of a snow globe.

The tray in the back used to be a table before it got knocked over by Sugar the fat cat! I almost threw it away , but then it hit me to take the legs off and make it into a tray.

I guess I will leave these bookcases alone for a little while...it's always fun changing them up. Although, one change calls for another!

Have a great day!


25 comments:

Stacey said...

Kristen, your bookshelves are beautiful. The mix of items you have is perfect.

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

GORGEOUS Kristen!!! LOVE!!!

It's All Connected said...

Tins of interest in your bookcase vignettes and they have a great, summery look!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Gorgeous displays Kristen! Your living room belongs in a magazine!! Have a great weekend, we're having great weather here in NY too:)

Savvy Seasons said...

So pretty, Kristen. I love the colors and I like the different shapes and textures. I also agree, this room is *so* magazine worthy, well done!

Enjoy the weekend! xo ~Liz

Melissa Miller said...

Kristen how pretty! I love what you did with the acessories. I WISH I had bookcases like yours. Gorgeous, gorgeous job!

Melissa Miller said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Becca said...

Your bookcases looks beautiful ... as always, you did a wonderful job accessorizing! Gorgeous vignettes!

NanaDiana said...

Your bookcases are just beautiful. I love the way you have staged them...books and items of interest combined. Great job! xo Diana

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Great bookshelves! I love evrything you have in it, it's just perfect, such pretty elelemnts! Love it Kristen! Have a nice Sunday.
FABBY

Designs By Pinky said...

I LOVE how you have accessorized these bookshelves! Love the varying heights and textures. All the choices you made are perfect. Beautifully done. XO, Pinky

Shelia said...

HI Kristen! Your bookshelves looks gorgeous! I have a similar arrangement on either side of my fireplace but one set has glass doors. I think it was a gun cabinet for the folks who lived here before. Anyway, bookshelves are so hard for me to do. I just keep poking things in them! I need you to come on over and help me! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Suzy said...

LOVE your bookcases, Kristen! You did a wonderful job of accessorizing them. Your bookcases look similar in size to my big ole bookcase/entertainment center and your post has given me the inspiration that I need to paint them and get rid of the huge brown blob!

Anonymous said...

Hallo Kristen.
Ik volg je op de blog en vind alles erg mooi wat je maakt. Maar misschien kun je me helpen? ik woon in Nederland en wil heel graag de stoffen kopen van Mesh deco, om kransen te maken. Waar kan ik dit kopen in Nederland. Misschien kan iemand mij helpen.Laat een berichtje achter op uit de blog.
Hartelijk dank.
Repelsteeltje uit Holland.

Anonymous said...

Hallo Kristen.
Ik volg je op de blog en vind alles erg mooi wat je maakt. Maar misschien kun je me helpen? ik woon in Nederland en wil heel graag de stoffen kopen van Mesh deco, om kransen te maken. Waar kan ik dit kopen in Nederland. Misschien kan iemand mij helpen.Laat een berichtje achter op uit de blog.
Hartelijk dank.
Repelsteeltje uit Holland.

Diane said...

Kristen, I have said it before and will say it again - you are so talented!!! The bookcases are gorgeous and your choice of items paired together are absolutely perfect and belongs in a magazine!

Patti said...

Your room is lovely and I think all of your displays are just beautiful!

Debbie Booth said...

Kristen looks beautiful. You have such a lovely style of decorating and I always love coming by and seeing what you are doing. Your book cases are wonderful. Love the vignettes.
Blessings,
Debbie

Bedroom Wallpaper said...

Hi
Kristen's Creations
Very valuable information is in this article. I've definitely picked up something new from right here.

Decoratopia said...

Such a nice job of decorating your bookcases! I love creating vignettes anywhere, but especially in my bookcases.

Connie said...

This post is very helpful. I get bored with my bookcases at least twice a year so now I have something to refer to. Yours are beautiful ...not too crowded and busy...just right.
I love the Robert Grace painting. It's a real treasure.

sofa Beds said...

Hi
Kristen's Creations
This is really a thought provoking write up for the content writers. Proceed posting such wonderful articles!

Rory Fugerson said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Paula said...

You have a lovely home, but as a life long bibliophile, I am always disturbed by bookcases without BOOKS! My mother, also, fills the bookcases with everything else, but I just don't get it.

Patti Edwards said...

I was looking for bookshelf ideas for my sister-in-law who is too far away for me to personally shop with her. After pinning several pins in Pinterest, I found your bookshelf and ultimately your blog. I love the look of your bookshelves the most and I have passed the link to your blog on to her to enjoy and give her great ideas. Thanks!

Featured in Country Woman Magazine fall 2012 for kitchen and crafts

My photo
I'm a 42yr. old mother of 1. I've been married for 21years to a wonderful man, Kevin. We have one son together named Chase who is 14. We live in a small town in Arkansas and have a dog named Sassy, a cat named Coco and now a chinchilla, Tiki. My husband is a Database Administrator and I have my own business called Kristen's Creations where I make and sell a variety of crafts. I worked in a shop as a floral designer for 15 yrs. until it closed. My former boss decided to retire and lease out her building. I enjoy crafting, decorating, and hanging out with my family. E-mail me at Kristenscreations@hotmail.com

To subscribe through email, add your email address below.

You are welcome to pin anything from my blog

Follow Me on Pinterest

Total Pageviews



The tip junkie featured my snowman mesh wreath!

homemade crafts

Popular Posts

BlogCatalog

Decorating Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory

Sassy Girl

Sassy Girl

Cock a doodle doo!!

Cock a doodle doo!!

Wish we were here!

Wish we were here!

blog ranking

Lifestyle Blogs - Blog Rankings

Blog List

  • I always love adding fun lighting into the decor of my home. Wall sconces are a very simple addition to any room but they can make such a big impact on y...
    41 minutes ago
  • If you know me - you know I LOVE my town. We have the best downtown area that is becoming such a hotspot. (I really need everyone to quit talking about h...
    1 hour ago
  • Tween/Teen Fairy Light Photo Wall I got my girls Instax cameras for Christmas a couple of years ago! They are SO fun to use. Ella in particular loves photo...
    2 hours ago
  • I've shared several times before about the many and varied comfort tops from Covered Perfectly and today I've got a new color to share, this luscious sha...
    2 hours ago
  • I don’t carry a lot of wholesale items in my booth each year at the Lucketts Spring Market, but I do bring a few. It’s nice to have multiples of some...
    9 hours ago
  • Heydy Ho! That’s right, folks. I’m here in the middle of the week. It’s been a busy one with work, parent/teacher conferences, and softball, but I have sum...
    9 hours ago
  • Welcome to the 372nd Inspire Me Tuesday. Boy you guys have room makeovers going on, spring decorating all over and creating all kinds of amazing things. ...
    12 hours ago
  • Welcome wowzers! Can you believe it's the last week of April? This month has flown by. Of course the faster the days go by the faster it's going to be stic...
    12 hours ago
  • After I open the shop each morning I take a walk around the patio with a cup of coffee, the view this time of year is so warm and welcoming the pops of col...
    15 hours ago
  • I put almost all of the bunnies away but kept some of my favorites out as we have bunnies outside too! One lived under my neighbors deck last year and I lo...
    1 day ago
  • Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are His masterpiece, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand in order that we would walk in th...
    1 day ago
  • [image: best painted furniture makeovers] A little TLC and paint are all that some pieces of furniture need to go from drab to the star of a home. There...
    1 day ago
  • *A Look At How Our New Home's Yard Has Progressed Since Last Year.* This time of year everything is blooming again and it all started this last week. We ...
    1 day ago
  • Hi everyone and welcome back to The Scoop! I'm excited because I finally have my patio all set up and ready for spring! And that includes all my favorite ...
    1 day ago
  • Hey all! How was your weekend? We took a last minute trip to IKEA (probably what will be our last trip out to that one -- our local store will be done this...
    1 day ago
  • Hello friends! Today I’m wandering around Oslo with my traveling companion. She’s from Norway so it’s nice to have someone to show me around this week. You...
    1 day ago
  • [image: Springtime Mantel Decor] The bunnies have hopped off our mantel, and the birds have landed. Can you see the little birds outside the window? Abou...
    1 day ago
  • How Shout Color Catcher Saved My Favorite Shirt
    1 day ago
  • *This post is sponsored by CommercialSilk.com.* Today I want to share with you a small refresh I worked on in my living room. I was contacted several mo...
    3 days ago
  • It’s that time again! Bravo’s hit show – “Southern Charm” just started it’s fourth season and it continues to be one of their most watched reality sh...
    4 days ago
  • One of the many things I enjoy about *Foodie Friday and Everything Else* is finding like-minded women. We share a love of home--decorating, cooking, remod...
    5 days ago
  • Good morning! Today I'm sharing the most beautiful colors and thoughtfulness that came all in one fun package! I just participated in the Tea Cup and Mug ...
    1 week ago
  • 2 weeks ago
  • [image: 5 Yummy Easter Treats] Easter is only a few days away and with it comes many things, one of them being yummy treats and candy! I only wish I had e...
    2 weeks ago
  • I have already picked up a package of French Palmiers from Costco to make my favorite Easter salad. You can check out this cute salad and the gorgeous cabb...
    2 weeks ago
  • *This light and luscious meringue cake is perfect* *for spring, when you feel the sunshine and the flowers* *burst forth in their gorgeous colors, and you*...
    4 weeks ago
  • Fans of the popular HGTV show “Fixer Upper” will soon be able to get an extra dose of design tips. A new spin-off series called “Fixer Upper: Behind the De...
    4 weeks ago
  • Hello, Dear Ones! Well I haven't posted in a while and I wanted to thank you for your comments, prayers and good wishes for my Mr. Precious. We have found ...
    5 weeks ago
  • Coconut Hot Chocolate - ButterYumA few weeks ago we were enjoying unseasonably warm temperatures here in Virginia, but this week we've been suffering thro...
    5 weeks ago
  • Welcome! Today I am addressing a serious topic. I have been getting a lot of emails regarding this specific issue, and thought I would re-post this very...
    1 month ago
  • Happy Friday, friends! Did you get snow this week? I have to say I'm a bit disappointed in the amount of snow we have NOT gotten this year! We usually ha...
    2 months ago
  • Have you seen or should I say drooled over all the blogs showing their flocked christmas trees? Well, I can say I drooled...just a bit over them! So much t...
    4 months ago
  • Today. This is our life for now. And boy am I blessed! For those of you new to what's been going on, I will start from the top. It rained... etc... Fo...
    8 months ago
  • Hey y'all! I haven't blogged for awhile, buy y'all know I have to stop in to give my pageant picks! Miss USA 2016 will be crowned this Sunday evening an...
    10 months ago
  • Hello, and Happy Valentine’s Day! I thought I’d share a couple of the Valentine’s I’ve made for my oldest granddaughter (the 5 year old). I used a couple...
    1 year ago
  • Hi there friends... Welcome back to this weeks Share Your Style Party!! ~~~~~ Our host this week is Kelly from The Essence of Home! Take it away Kelly! ...
    1 year ago
  • These closet doors are dreamy!!! *Dream Book Design *turned an unattractive closet door into something I want!!! Learn *how to build a barn door for a...
    1 year ago
  • This Miniature Pewter-Like Teapot with Lid that lifts and tilts is adorable at the height of just 1 1/2 inches tall, and matching teacup, saucer, and disp...
    2 years ago
  • *Hi! I have been decorating for Christmas this week and finished the piano so I wanted to share.This will be a short post, I am working hard to get my hous...
    2 years ago
  • I have been keeping a secret for a few months... and it has been hard not to give it away! Thank goodness I can finally tell you today!!! After 4 1/2 y...
    2 years ago
  • Hello Lovlies, You are cordially invited to join me at my new blog, Larkspur Interiors. WHEN: Now! WHERE: www.larkspurinteriors.com R.S.V.P.: Not necessa...
    3 years ago
  • It's Friday once again. Can you believe it? And it's time for another great house tour. Today we're snooping around Jenna's home at Rain On A Tin Roof. ...
    3 years ago
  • Projects, projects, do they ever end? lol There is always something to add to the list, isn't there? I had wanted to add bead board to the ends of our ...
    4 years ago

Designed By: