Goodbye Barrister

The barrister bookcase served his purpose of holding the cable box and my fine collection of mason jars, for about a year. But as I mentioned in my original post about the barrister, he was a little large for the space and there was nothing to balance him visually on the other side of the fireplace.

bookcase before ash and orange

Enter the most wonderful place on Earth…Target. The Threshold line at Tar-jay has been knocking it out of the park lately with furniture and these bookcases are no exception. They were a small enough size, white, and on sale for $50. Sold!

After two Targets, $100, and a little assembly…

target carson bookcase ash and orange

They were incredibly easy to put together and for the price you can’t beat them. The laminate has a wood grain pattern, so they actually look like painted wood. The legs and molding also help them to look less like cheap flat pack furniture. 

The small piece of cove molding matches the molding on our fireplace making the bookcases fit in perfectly with the fireplace and living room.

target bookcase detail ash and orange

So, although the Barrister was a handsome and well traveled gent, it didn’t work out for him with the living room. Maybe he will have better luck in the office…or basement. Don’t fret barrister, there are a lot of rooms in the sea, I mean house.

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2 thoughts on “Goodbye Barrister

  1. Did you have to drill a hole in it for the cable cord? (ps yea I get a weekly update from your blog….very exciting!)

    • We drilled two holes in the back for the DVD player and cable box wires. Works like a charm. I’m glad you get updates, it’s like you come to visit the house every week!

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