Thursday, March 20, 2008

Bob (TJ) The Builder!

Bud, Rachel, and TJ came for dinner and a visit last night. TJ was thrilled to find Paw Paw "buiwdin" He kept saying "Can we do it? Yes we can!" He collected little pieces of wood from Zach's work bench and put them on the completed bookcase. He needed just the right tools. He worked diligently for a long time. When it was time to "finish" and install the bookcase, TJ was not too happy. Once they got it in the house and TJ saw the work was not finished, he cheered up. They mounted the bookcase to the wall and the job was finished. The 8ft. tall bookcase did not want to go into place without hitting the 9ft. ceiling (who would have thought it?). Bud figured it out quickly and the ceiling was not scathed.Sweetheart did a fantastic job....TJ too. My oldest son is a pro at miter cuts! Look at the beautiful detail in the trim. I talked Sweetheart out of putting a back on it. I love the color of these walls and did not want it hidden. I also felt the overall balance of the entire wall would not be compromised if the back was left off. He is glad he left the back off as the wall color really enhances it. The books needed to be loaded on and I am sure this will be a process as I have already changed things up since these pics were taken. The light is wonderful in the evening. It really changes the entire look of the room. We agreed another identical bookcase on the other side of the fireplace would be perfect, but the TV would have to go. There is no other place in the family room to put it and Sweetheart's facial expression when I suggested taking it out of there was one of panic. One bookcase is enough...for now. When the job was completed, TJ and Paw Paw celebrated!!!

12 comments:

Sue said...

Looks great, Bren! How did the 8 foot shelf not fit with the 9 foot ceiling, inquiring minds want to know!

Have a good one :)

Mamabeanof4 said...

Ooh! Bren-it looks wonderful-you're getting so organized. I loved the way you moved around your sewing room the other day too. You're growing up so fast!!!;)
Thanks for encouraging me on my blog. I really appreciate it!

Angie said...

Wow Bren ... It fits very well in your home. I really wish I had your touch when it comes to decorating!

Dani said...

Your new bookcase is gorgeous! What a huge blessing that must have been!

I love how you guys left the back off it so the wall color could show through. Enjoy shelving all of your books!

Debi said...

Beautiful bookcase, what a great job they did.

Jan said...

Wonderful bookcase story and it looks so nice in the room--love the pictures of TJ "helping!" So precious!

Linda said...

What a wonderful bookcase Bren, you lucky girl.

Jeanne said...

Bren, it looks wonderful! They sure did an excellent job in making the unit. TJ The Builder is really cute, too.

Guðrún said...

The shelf is looking great, your DH is so talented and of course TJ helped him a lot.

Copper's Wife said...

Wow, it looks spectacular against the red wall! The built in light looks great.

Marilyn R said...

Wow Bren, the bookshelf looks just great! Fantastic!

Karen T. said...

Hi Bren!

It all looks beautiful and I agree that the paint looks pretty through the shelves...good decision!! :)

Love, Karen T.