But today I came across such an interesting "bookcase" on desire to inspire that I completely forgot to even look at the books. I simply stared in awe, imagining myself sitting in that chair and having so many books within easy reach.
Then, I went on a wild goose chase. The owner of the house featured on desire to inspire, which by the way, was pure eye candy and full of vintage items (see the house tour here), commented that the "bookcase" is a vintage nail bin. So off I went in search of one.
First, I looked through four of my local Craigslists. Nothing. I finally did a Google search and turned up a for-sale listing in Tacoma, Washington.
I'm thinking it's not quite as attractive as the one on desire to inspire, but I'll take what I can get. Except for the small matter that this nail bin is closer to Seattle than Los Angeles. I actually lived in Tacoma about 20 years ago, but I guess this just wasn't meant to be. Meanwhile, I'll stay on the lookout for one at my local thrifts.
Come to think of it, I already have a similar carousel in my office to store notecards and notebooks. It's from Pottery Barn, not vintage, but perhaps I could use it for a small bookcase for my kids' smaller books?
The bin carousel in my office
I'll let you know if it works out. Have you ever been on a wild goose chase like this?