The Mister has an incredible amount of books. This is for many reasons.
1. He’s in law school.
2. He enjoys reading.
3. He has an affinity for politics.
4. He will forget he has a book and purchase it again.
In the end, we run out of space and I haven’t brought my books to our house from my parents. It is not uncommon for me to find multiple books spread out around my nemesis – his recliner. He needs his books, I want him to study, but we need to place them somewhere/somehow more appropriately.
Now, is not the time to focus on built-ins and he needs some books readily accessible. So, this weekend I will be playing around with stacking them to create a side table or something prettier than a mess.
This picture is from Real Simple. One would need to place something on the top book to protect the surface.
I cannot decide if it would look better with the books covered. What do you think? Should be the books be mixed (as shown), color coordinated or covered? I think part of the attraction to the stacked look is seeing their covers.