Our Bookshelves...in HGTV Magazine!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

I've told you guys time and time again how shocked grateful I am for all the opportunities that have come from this blog. It started as a much-needed creative outlet, and has grown to be such a huge part of me. I know if it weren't for you...reading, commenting, pinning, linking etc...that none of it would come my way.

I was left speechless when the editors of HGTV Magazine contacted me about a future article. Then I recovered and rambled my way through the interview. Knowing something is going to happen, and actually seeing it happen, are two totally different things. So even though I knew it was coming, I still did a round-off back-handspring, with a double back flip, when the September issue arrived in my mailbox Saturday. I kid. I added a twist to the back flip. In the spirit of the Olympics.

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The entire issue is great, but I'm partial to page 48, Bookshelves: Little Changes, Big Impact. Not only is it so stinking unbelievable cool to be in a glossy national magazine, but I'm in the story alongside my friend, Kate! I'm pretty sure the editors found me from someone's Pinterest board...so thank you awesome readers and pinners!

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And welcome to all you new readers...thanks so much for stopping by. I know you're here because of this image...

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So I thought I'd break it down and show you the DIY projects included in the shelves.

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And these shelves certainly didn't start out like this, you can also check out the Before pics of the shelves, how we added crown molding, backed them with fabric, and finally, styled them. The entire Living Room has been going through a makeover, and here's where we stand:


LIVING ROOM TO-DO LIST
Paint Hall Chest
Paint/Wallpaper Nook Walls
Paint Backdoor (decided against it)
Add Nailhead to Wingchair
Sand & Stain Secretary
Gold Leaf Back of Secretary


Feel free to poke around in my House Tour and Project Gallery for more bright and colorful projects. Be sure to come back tomorrow for a fun project, and a party announcement!



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  1. Awesome! Congrats and well deserved, your bookcase styling is a masterpiece. Best, Sarah@TheYellowCapeCod

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  2. Yay! For the gymnastics and the feature ;)! I must pick up that magazine because I keep seeing it everywhere. So happy for you Cassie!

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  3. Congrats! I'm always looking for bookshelf inspiration!
    Elizabeth

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  4. Thought to myself last night: "Those look like Cassie's shelves." Sure enough! So happy to see you in the HGTV mag! And love how you rock so many cool projects! Congratulations!

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  5. Wow, so proud of you!!! Your styling and papered bookcase are great. I can't believe that list and how daunting it is, but you are almost there! Great work. Can't wait to see it.
    Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  6. Congratulations Cassie! Definitely well deserved. Your blog is always a daily inspiration :)

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  7. That is so awesome Cassie!!! Congratulations! Now go stretch, we don't want you pulling any muscles ;)

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  8. So exciting to see your awesomeness in print, Cassie! Congratulations, friend.

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  9. Good for you - you totally deserve it! I wish I didn't have to work and could just sit and read every single one of your posts, cause I'd rather do that than be here at the office! Much more fun! I will read them all eventually :o) Great job, Cassie and congrats

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  10. SO exciting! Congratulations!! I've always loved those bookshelves. The fabric's always been the kicker for me, such a gorgeous punch of pattern and color.

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  11. Hey ROCKSTAR! Deserved :) You're blog is one of my sanity-stops and your style should be in a mag. Go YOU!

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  12. Whoo Hoo! That's awesome and well deserved! I'm running to Barnes and Noble to pick up a copy.

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  13. WOO HOO!!!!!!!! Go Cassie!!!!!! SO impressed!!!!! I went back & looked at the before pics! WOW! AMAZZZZING change!!!!! :) HGTV??? That a girl :)

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  14. So excited to see you landed it Cassie!!! :)

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  15. Ahhhh congrats Cassie!!!!!! That is SO cool and I so wish we got that magazine in Canada! Go bask in your fabulous-awesomeness, you totally deserve it!! xoxo

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  16. SO SO cool!!! Congrats Cassie!! Well-deserved : )

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  17. Congrats! That's amazing and had to feel awesome being contacted by HGTV mag :)

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  18. So flippin cool, Cassie!!!! You are a true rockstar! Congrats!!!!

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  19. Congrats Cassie! Can't wait to get a copy!!

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  20. I saw this picture in the magazine and knew the second I saw it that it was your room! So excited for you!! That is incredible....

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  21. We are all so proud of you. You are such a rock star. Your shelves are gorgeous and the feature is so well deserved. Gold medal for sure!

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  22. Congratulations! Those bookshelves REALLY ARE GORGEOUS!

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  23. So amazing! Congrats girlie - don't forget about us little people. ;)

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  24. I was just reading that magazine last night before I went to bed and saw your bookcases featured! I had to tell my husband how amazing the blogosphere is if something like that happens (and there were tons of other bloggers in the mag too!)

    Jessica
    stayathomeista.com

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  25. Wow...congratulations! What a well-deserved honor for one of my favorite bloggers!

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  26. Congrats!! I have seen that picture before and loved it. I didn't know it was yours. I love that magazine. I just got it and can't wait to read it.

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  27. Congratulatons!!!! This is soooo amazing! Well deserved! Can't wait to buy a copy!

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  28. look at you!!! You go girl!! so excited for you! You know I have seen that mag but have not read it. Now I MUST since my friend is famous!

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  29. As soon as I got my HGTV magazine in the mail last week I was sooo excited to see you featured! Way to go girl! You deserve it!

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  30. So proud of my girl! I'm going to get that mag today!!!! How cool Cassie- seriously!

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  31. Wow, what a thrill and a half this must be for you!! A big congrats to you.

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  32. Congrats! I have just discovered you this past weekend in a desperate fit to organize my home. I love what you've done and thanks for all the inspiration!!

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  33. Incredible. That is just ridiculously awesome...I'm in awe of how many crazy cool experiences come around because of the blogosphere! Congrats girl, it looks bomb!!! (c;

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  34. Super exciting!!! I have followed (and enjoyed) your blog for a while and am glad to see the recognition it deserves. Congrats.

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  35. So many congratulations to you. You deserve it -- you inspire each and every one of us, now this just opens up more opportunities for people to be inspired. So thank YOU!

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  36. Yay Cassie...I was so excited for you when I tore through my HGTV magazine this weekend. Well deserved for sure:) Wishing you many more magazine features!
    xo
    Heather

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  37. This didn't show in my fb feed! Stupid FB. Glad I checked your blog. CONGRATS!! That is so awesome. I'm thrilled for you. Crazy cool.

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  38. That is too cool. How exciting! Congrats! :)

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  39. Well - how cool is that. Congratulations!!

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  40. Cassie, your bookshelves look sexy in there. You should probably come do mine too.

    I had a dream about your last night. I think it's meant to be that you nail down a ticket to ALT. Just saying...

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  41. Opening the pages and seeing your shelves made my heart sing happy tunes! So deserved, you have impeccable style!

    xo,
    Jen

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  42. A well-deserved recognition of your talent and creativity Cassie!!!!!I'm glad I found your blog! :-)

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  43. Congrats!! This is amazing!!! Such a great accomplishment!

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  44. Congratulations! Your shelves are so worthy of being published! They look amazing....

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  45. Ack!! That's amazing! Congratulations! :-)

    Erin @ The Great Indoors

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