There are some fun things happening over here… but unfortunately I can’t share the news yet!  There are a few of these little secrets in the works & hopefully I can share them with you all soon.  One of them involves our dining room.  
I painted the entire room white yesterday (without telling the hubs… SURPRISE HONEY!)  The funny thing is he came home, looked at the room & asked what color it was originally (& had been for 6 years!)  “Babe, it was brown.”  Big transformation.  It’s light & bright!  & something I thought was going to be a quick change.  A little paint & a new pair of drapery panels… done.   Uh, not after our brainstorming session last night.
Somehow the conversation flipped from “What do you think about a narrow ledge on this wall?” to “Let’s build an entire built in bookcase around our french doors!”  Something like this…
Bookcase around the opening
Really?!?  I have wanted built ins forever!!! I can’t wait to get this project started!!!  I immediately started sketching out our idea.
I love the idea of a collected library feel in the dining room.  I am already styling these shelves in my head & they aren’t even built yet.
Dining room bookcase!!!!
source via my favorite designer Christina Murphy.

built-in bookcase dining room by Robbins Architecture

Wonderful bookcase - shelves in the Dining Room. New home of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin in LA, CA

Good news & bad news… there is a major deadline on this puppy.  So we will be getting our booty’s in gear in the next few weekends!  { squeal! }