Friday Fun: Unusual Bookshelves

Nothing can beat an honest old bookshelf with no frills and plenty of storage space (in my opinion). However, for those of you who want to combine form and function, art and storage, here are some suggestions.

Got an old piano hanging about uselessly? Here's an idea how to refurbish it. From Pinterest.
Got an old piano hanging about uselessly? Here’s an idea how to refurbish it. From Pinterest.
Bigger than a tractorwheel, for those giant hamsters amongst you... From Pinterest.
Bigger than a tractorwheel, for those giant hamsters amongst you… From Pinterest.
Same principle, different execution - and with disco lights! From Like Cool.
Same principle, different execution – and with disco lights! From Like Cool.
Keeping things classical and antique, from Colombe Mania.
Keeping things classical and antique, from Colombe Mania.
Something for nightowls, from BoredPanda.com
Something for night owls, from BoredPanda.com
Criss-cross pattern, almost normal... From Shelterness.com
Criss-cross pattern, almost normal… From Shelterness.com
Just a hint of frolicking design, from Foter.com
Just a hint of frolicking design, from Foter.com
Finally, nothing beats boring old plenty of space and high ceilings, from linkjava.com
Finally, nothing beats boring old plenty of space and high ceilings. But, in a bathroom?! From linkjava.com

I have one more post scheduled just before Christmas, with festive houses, but I will not be blogging over the next couple of weeks, so let me wish you all a very restful, joyful and delightful holiday period!

21 thoughts on “Friday Fun: Unusual Bookshelves”

    1. Perhaps a movable bath (I used to have a small one at my grandmother’s place, where there was no running water) that you could bring in very, very occasionally to read in the library?

  1. These are absolutely gorgeous, Marina Sofia!! I’m quite drawn to the piano one for some reason… Wishing you a lovely Christmas!! Hope it all goes well.

    1. Well, you did write about a musician in one of your novels… so there is an affinity there! Unfortunately, I never had a ‘spare’ piano hanging around like that.

  2. Hmm… the criss-cross one probably, though all these fancy shelves just take up room that could be filled with more books, I think! Have a lovely festive season, MarinaSofia – hope the weather allows for those long healing walks… 🙂

    1. A girl after my own heart: just plain shelves with plenty of space on them! That’s the ticket! But for those wilder moments, in my chateau, I could have one of the rooms dedicated to the criss-cross shelves, methinks…

  3. The last three are a bit overwhelming. I prefer less is more, and the piano does a great job of decorating without obliging anyone to do acrobatics just to read the titles 🙂

  4. They’re all great when you want books as a decoration.
    For crazy book addicts like us, as you say, nothing beats straightforward book shelves and high ceilings.

  5. I have never mastered the art(?) of reading while in a tub of water. And I don’t think the guy in the picture has either, he looks rather uncomfortable.

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