A Break from Built-in Bookshelves

We're taking a brief break from installing built-in bookshelves (although more of those to come!). Jim is working on a freestanding bookshelf for Elizabeth's room. She really needed some improved storage. We bought her current shelves for our combination office/guest room in our second apartment. They have lived in many rooms in our house but this will almost certainly be their last before hitting Craigslist in a few weeks.

We didn't want to build built-ins because we need flexibility in how she wants to arrange her room as she grows and wants a bigger bed, a second dresser, or whatever else she might need.

Our style inspiration was this shelf from Pottery Barn Kids
PBK Catalina Shelf 
I love that it's girly and cottage but also sophisticated enough to last her many years. Maybe she'll use it in her future dorm room?!

Here are the initial pictures of Handy Hubby's hard work.

Here are his faithful helpers...

Lots more to come!

Linking to: Perfectly Imperfect, Primitive & Proper