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#31 of 36 Old 01-14-2010, 06:25 PM
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recently, i covered the bookcases with fabric to eliminate the visual clutter of book titles.
Do you have any pictures or a how-to inspiration on the covered bookcases. I think that sounds like a good idea for one room in our house. I have a LOT of books!

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Originally Posted by racheleuphoria View Post
Do you have any pictures or a how-to inspiration on the covered bookcases. I think that sounds like a good idea for one room in our house. I have a LOT of books!
I'm not Gunter but I did this in our office nook, which is in our family room. I just took a rectangular piece of fabric and hemmed it to the inner dimensions of the bookcase plus about an inch in length. Then I just tacked the surplus to the inside bottom of the top. I used plain natural duck since that's what I had and our slipcovers are the same fabric. It looks nice with the natural wood, I think, but it's definitely more of a rustic-y look than modern.

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Your home sounds amazing!
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Where in the world do you live???? Your home sounds so amazing and wonderful!!! And 80 acres???? Unbelievable!!!!!

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Thanks! We are in rural Maine on a really crunchy peninsula. Many of our friends have lots of land and live in off-the-grid houses they built themselves. We aren't off the grid, but we did RE-build our house (It used to be in Massachusetts; it was dismantled and we put it back together up here) on the land we bought cheap from an old back-to-the-lander. It's a pretty unusual area. The Waldorf school has a significant presence and lots of families homeschool. So most of our friends homes are quite Waldorfy. We love it here.
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a friend of mine lives in a gorgeous straw baled home with other Waldorf artisans... the rounded curves are amazing, I want to move in!

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Not really, unfortunately. We moved into this house thinking we were going to get hardwood floors put in but due to medical bills we won't be able to. So we're stuck with ugly carpet throughout. At least it's neutral colors. And although we have TONS of windows - we have to keep them curtained most of the time due to energy loss as well as the fact that the darn neighbors are like thirty feet away in any direction and can easily look in. (Which means we have darn little outside space too.) We kept the original paint colors except for DS's room which we painted a warm peach that he picked out. Some of the walls are neutral/beige but others are bright - the kitchen is a happy red, our bedroom is a deep ocean blue. The real estate agent fell over himself apologizing for the "bad taste" the previous owners had and said we could paint over it, but no, we love it. We'd also like more plants out - right now we have a few FAKE plants but that's cos the kiddos are still in the "ooh dirt I must eat it / play in it" stage. Maybe in another year or two we will be able to have more plants than just in out-of-the-way places. ANd maybe one day we'll be able to move Daddy's big-screen TV that he uses for gaming somewhere out of sight...

In the meantime what we DO have that is Waldorfy is a nature mantle (not a nature table because the kids would destroy it) that we decorate seasonally, some gnomes and window decorations here and there, and lots of free space and decluttered areas. We try to have a soothing atmosphere, with a candle lit at all times and just a slow pace. I think that although our house is not very Waldorfy in general we try to cultivate the same SORT of atmosphere, although we have different elements to work with.

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