Wednesday, September 24, 2014

WOYWW #277 & A missed opportunity - Michael's Library

I thought I'd show you hubby's pad, or the room I gave up for his library. We both love books so I guess I still have half of this room as half of it holds my books LOL. I discovered my cookbooks are shoved in-between his engineering books...and it's one book here and one book there. MEN!!!

So this room is upstairs and used to be a TV room for kids. It measures 10 feet x 12 feet or 3 meters x 3.6 meters. It would have been a real cosy craft room for me but I can't get too greedy because I have the downstairs which measure 26 x 36 feet or 7.8 meters x 10.8 meters

 So as you can see this area is still to be furnished with bookcases. The photo Michael commissioned in Hawaii on our honeymoon 16 years ago has finally been uncased and displayed. It has never been displayed all these years as we never had room nor a suitable stand to display it on.
 Going around the room, he is waiting for a coffee table to put his chess set on it.
 His lazyboy chair that reclines, we are looking for a second hand one for me. Drawing that I commissioned a fellow student in my graphic design class to draw for us of Michael's dog Shelby that he left in the US. His cat KD is in the photo above that was also drawn by my friend Abbie Boyle.
The third wall with more books. Bookshelves were a bargain and sturdy. We both love reading books so this room is a great little nook for us.

I can't show you my desk just now because I have a secret project going on that I can't share.

Joining Julia's Stamping Ground to see more crafty spaces.


33 comments :

Maxine D said...

Ahh, another book worm :-) One wall of my studio is a bookcase!
Blessings
Maxine

Regina Hamilton said...

Your hubby has a really cozy room. #3

jill said...

A lovely room . Happy woyww Jill #11

Helen said...

I love a home with books - to me it isn't a "home" (as opposed to a house) without books! Maybe one day I'll show mine... they spread too! Helen 4

Ohhh Snap said...

Looks like a very cozy library! It's secret squirrel week lol. #6

Chrysalis said...

It's great to have a craft space of your own, but lovely to have a restful room like that to share. It looks so peaceful. Happy WOYWW, Chris # 14

Mrs.D said...

What a great room in which you can both settle down with good books and companionship when you find that other chair.
Love the portrait,
Chris#21

glitterandglue said...

Good morning, Bridget. Oh how I agree with Helen. Curl up with a good book - forget the world - and yes, our home is filled with books. 5 large bookcases - and we still can't get them all in!
Margaret #18

VonnyK said...

That looks like a great reading room. I love the portrait and the doggy painting. I have to admit that I have all sorts of books in all different places, so I can understand your hubby with getting them out of place. You tend to find a lot of books that you forgot you had that way :) Once you get all the furniture sorted you will both love spending time in there I'm sure.
Have a great week,
Von #23

Bernice said...

A great space - lovely to have all your books in one place - mine are virtually in every room of the house! Looking forward to seeing the secret project.
Bernice #30

artatag said...

Nice room.
Cheers
Gabriele 8

Julia Dunnit said...

Lovely room - three windows - how fab! Just perfect as a snug room for reading and chess.
My Ipad message says 'Push Yourself' becasue no one else will do it for you' and is in line with my mantra for the year - 'do it'. Sorry you asked now, huh!!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah wonderful reading nook, Happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x #27

Angela Radford said...

Hi Bridget, I think he will be happy here, looks like a very cosy room. Love the picture of you.
Happy crafting, Angela x

Angela Radford said...

Sorry back again, not very with it this morning, my number dear! Angela#36

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

You're so lucky to have a separate library AND a studio! It's something I can onky dream of at the moment. What a lovely space! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #22

Shaz Brooks said...

Gorgeous room- any room full of books is fabulous!Awesome prtrait too- wonderful to have somewhere to display it properly. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #25 xxx

pearshapedcrafting said...

This looks like real luxury! Hope you find the time to read your books - we seem to have more than we will ever have time to read!! Chris 45

Marit said...

I love taking a peek into another room for a change... and I'm passioned about books too so a library to look around makes my day. Have fun finishing and decorating it! (Ooooh... I want me a lazy chair to read in too! Mine isn't as 'lazy') Good luck with the 'secret' project and happy woyww, Marit #47

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

I love this space and it is making a wonderful library. Also love the painting and the way you have it displayed. Glenda #52

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

A good choice. Love the fact that it has great windows. Have a fun week.

Eliza said...

Ah your room sound like bliss oh to have such a room. I love reading and do a lot of it, but I tend to get ebooks now much easier to cart around.

Thanks for visiting
Hugs Eliza, Yoda & Flat Susan who is helping me visit the desks right now.

Happy WOYWW

StampinCarol said...

How cool to have a room just for reading! Looks like lots of natural light available. Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #61

Sandy Leigh said...

So nice to have a library! I've always wanted an old fashioned parlor. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #57

sandysewin said...

Looks like you have a lot of treasures in that room.

But, sheesh, sort out the cookbooks from the engineering books! Men, indeed.

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and for the nice comments. :-)

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #7

Hazel said...

Lovely room. Thanks for sharing. Hope you are having a great day and have a lovely crafting week to come. Hazel, WOYWW #69 x

Cazzy said...

Happy WOYWW Bridget, I love books too.
That room looks so peaceful right now.

Love the portraits.

Cazzy x #70

Ali H said...

Great fun to see your much beloved's room - look like he has it set up to be super relaxing ! Thanks for visiting Ali x #10

Mary said...

You are getting too organized. It must feel great to be getting everything put away. Just in time for spring and summer! Hugs from me to you.....

scrappystickyinkymess said...

We have bookshelves tucked into every nook and cranny of the house. I could really use about 3 or 4 more but not buying them makes me more aware of how many books I do have. DH keeps threatening to ship over the 30 or so boxes in the US storage unit cause I keep thinking "Oh I do so want to reread Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas/1984/The Sandman graphic novels (just the last few that I own but didn;t bring over with me :)) " and then going out and buying another copy.

I'd love to have a room just for reading, with good light and a comfortable nook to curl up in. Maybe one day....
:)

Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (2)

Irene Rafael said...

A very cozy room indeed!

Shoshi said...

Lovely to see a bit more of your new home, Bridget! Glad to see hubby is getting his fair share of space. My hubby has 2 rooms and a massive man cave (garage) and has recently purloined the summer house too - and I have just 2 rooms (which I am very very happy with, esp. as one is my fabby new ARTHaven lol!)

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #35

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Bridget,

Congrats on being number one!! Yay. I love to read too, although I take advantage of the local library for most of my reading. If I really like an author I'll buy the book when it comes out, especially if there's a waiting list at the library.

The painting of you is great. Glad you have an easel to display it on.

Happy WOYWW
Peace, Kay (31)