Back to our master bedroom, I wanted to find a couple of bookcases so that Franz and I could each have a place to stash stuff- his for books and cd's, and mine for fabrics and miscellaneous other belongings. I was also working with a very limited amount of space on one side of our room. My original plan called for new Billy bookcases from Ikea- one 15" wide and $34.99, the other 31" wide and $59.99. Both would be 79 1/2" tall. This also meant that I would have to get rid of my practically new sewing table which is 79" long- the perfect length for my sewing machine and large cutting mat. I was going to replace the top with a smaller one that was 47" wide and would barely give me enough room for my sewing machine alone. I was totally sad, and not just because I was losing my sewing space, I didn't want to spend $100 for new bookcases!
After some major clean-up and a few short hours, I now had this:
And for those of you who want a close-up of the Duck Tape: