Monday, October 22, 2012

Darling, Inspired, Skirts for my Bookcases!!

               Howdy Everyone!!
Today I thought I'd show you the cute little skirts I made last night for my super tall, skinny bookcases. These bookcases have 7 shelves each, and they can hold a lot of stuff!! 

Way too much in fact, so I made these flirty little skirts to try and hide some of the clutter, and the added benefits are I think they make the bookcases seem more substantial, and they warm them up a bit! 

Left side Close-up:




Left Side:

 Right Side Close-up: sorry for the blurr....it's terribly gloomy out today and the lighting is just icky!
 
Right Side:



Here are a few shots of the rest of the room to give you context!!!..........
 


Here are the before pictures for comparison!



 I was completely inspired by 

Here is a photo of her lovely creation that started my wheels turning!! Thanks Janet!! I do love your washstand so much!! 
Well, I hope that you have enjoyed my little tour!!
Have a super fabulous day!!

Be sure to visit my "Party Page" to see all the wonderful blogs I link up with!

43 comments:

  1. Very sweet,Laurel...I like the way that it "shortens" the look of those very tall book shelves is fuctional to keep a few things out of sight! Thank you for featuring my washstand and the link for me to post to pass this great feature on!
    Please, do tell me how to get my own buttons for others to grab :)

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  2. I love them...great job. I loved seeing your room and your cute decorating...Oh,I spied a Raggedy Ann too :) Blessings

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  3. I think they look so cute. It's great to find inspiration online and apply it ourselves.

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  4. OH! I LOVE this!!! I sooo wish I knew how to sew! These would be on every bookshelf in my house!!! Would love for you to link these up at my Creatively Tuesday linky party at The Rustic Pig!! Thanks for the follow today, and following you right back!! Hugs!!! :)

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  5. This is a really fun idea--I like the flirty little flounce they add to the bookcases!

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  6. Thank you for leaving a sweet comment on my blog...I appreciate it!

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  7. I love this! awesome transformation. Burlap is so versatile, isn't it?

    New follower!

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  8. Cute, Cute, Cute bookcase skirts!
    Mary Alice

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  9. Cutest skirts!
    Nice job...
    xo, Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...
    Just found you...loved looking around!

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  10. Super cute! Those ruffles really dressed up the bookcases! Look wonderful!

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  11. this is totally adorable. I love the ruffles!!! Nice job and looks great with your decor. Mica

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  12. Your bookcase skirts are darling! Cute idea to hide clutter.

    Linking from Mod Mix Monday,
    Ricki Jill

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  13. Cute, cute, cute! I love ruffles. Your bookcases look great and I also love the harlequin plates! You have a darling living room Laurel.

    {{hugs}}
    Deboarah

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  14. Deanna what an inspired idea ! the skirts are so cute as is the fact that you call them skirts! I love that you can now use bookshelves for storing whatever and keep it pretty. My bookshelves are getting a new outfit!
    Linda at French Hen's Nest

    The French Hens are following you!

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  15. These are so charming! Saw you on Making the World Cuter and came to say hello : )

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  16. Such a cute idea. They really dress up the bookcases.

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  17. So awesome!!! Love ruffles and all decor! !
    Happy week!

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  18. Definitely a fashionable way to hide the clutter. A ruffle is an excellent choice. Thanks for stopping over at Quirky Vistas and following. I'm now following you as well!
    Liz

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  19. Your skirts are adorable, Laurel! and very functional!

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  20. Such a darling look for your shelves! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving sweet comment. Yes, I'll see what I can do for a tutorial of those flowers. They're really pretty simple so it will be a very short thing! Anyway, I'm following you back, love your blog!

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  21. Ohhh I love the skirts, what a great idea!!! Practical AND pretty! I love the fabrics you used, looks great!

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  22. I've never seen such a thing, they're really cute!

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  23. Love these skirts - great fabric choices! How did you attach them?

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  24. The ruffled skirt is so adorable. Fits right in with your country cottage decor. Exactly what I need ! Clutter is always a problem as well as storage solutions. Thanks so much for adding my "Paris Mondays" monthly giveaway to your sidebar! xo Pam

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  25. Cute idea! Love those bookcases xox

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  26. That is a great touch, I also love the backs of them with the pages on, I have done that to some doors and am thinking about doing it on a trunk. Cute room.

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  27. I like the added skirt. It adds such warmth and is a great idea for some pieces I have. :) Thanks!

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  28. What a cute idea and I love the skirts! This is such a creative way to hide clutter. Thanks for visiting my blog and I am now following you.

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  29. I love this idea. Thanks for sharing at Restyled Sundays.

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  30. A fun, whimsical, and out of the ordinary look for bookcases that would hide a world of clutter if need be. :D
    Thanks for sharing on BeColorful.
    p

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  31. Great idea! Love the ruffles and the fact they can hide "things". Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  32. Really sweet idea...they look so cottage cute!
    Thanks for linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embacing Change

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  33. Love this idea Deanna.
    I tagged you! http://ouroldhomestead.blogspot.com/2012/11/taggednothing-else.html

    I hope you play along.

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  34. What a pretty room! I think the skirts are adorable!
    Blessings,
    Susie

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    Jeannie and Linda


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  36. So cute! I say anything with a ruffle on it just girlies it all up!

    Hey, stop on by my blog....
    YOU WON!

    hugs,
    Becky

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  37. Really crative, keeps the dust out too :-) Pam

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  38. Really creative, keeps the dust out too :-) Pam

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  39. The skirts are sweet, Laurel. Hidden storage is such a bonus too. Your room is very pretty. Love the tree and you have some pretty vignettes there too. Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comment.

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  40. good job laurel the skirts are very nice thanks for such a nice idea for our bookshelf.You want to see my bookcases
    click here

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  41. Deanna, those are so cute!! Thanks for stopping by Far Above Rubies! The blue paint color you asked about is "Secluded Guestroom" Colorplace by Walmart, really it is:-) The fabric is Waverly "Montague" which I bought at a remnant shop here.

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Hugs~ Deanna