So this is what I was talking about yesterday - a non-functioning fireplace stuffed full of books. When I first saw this on Apartment Therapy a few months ago I thought it might just be perfect. At first I put a small chest in there stacked with some of Matt's coffee table books on ships from the 1800's and a giant shell but yesterday I decided to give the books a try. It could totally be seen as messy but I really like it and I think the stuffing turned out perfectly. I did it while Matt was at work but, thankfully, he loved it, too.
What do you think? Cute? A total mess? Or an abomination?