It took me four hours - each - to put them together.
I'm generally leery of any furniture that starts off in flat pack form, and these proved me right. Screws were bent. Pilot holes were drilled in the wrong spot. The instructions made no sense. But. These were the closest that I could find to what I had in mind, and the price was right. I think they look OK now that they're together.
I'd appreciate input on a few things:
- There are wood panels to go across the backs of these bookshelves (seen in this picture). Structurally, they aren't necessary, and I can't decide if they'll make the room seem to dark without them. What do you think, put them on or leave them?
- Cotton's picture is going in the same general area, only nailed a little higher instead of propped against the wall. With that in mind, should I get rid of the airplane? It has sentimental value, but could probably be moved somewhere else if it makes the wall seem too busy.
Other than the shelves, I'm replacing the curtains in the room. Currently, there are white sheers hanging in the window. They're too short, and don't provide enough privacy. Yesterday, I stumbled upon some pre-made 9' high curtains that will go perfectly with the new seating in the room.
Oh yeah, I picked out the new seating for the room yesterday. I realized when I saw it that it was exactly what I had in mind and decided then and there to put in an order. You kind of have to see it to believe it, but I'll give you a hint... it's not a nest chair.
Now, I need to start gathering the books that are spread all over the house and turn this room into a library.