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Monday, October 24, 2011

Extreme Makeover Home Edition: Hall Family Library Project

Here are a few of the photos taken from the Wichita episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

I highlighted the spots where my books were used around the house, along with a few other personal favorites.  Books were also generously donated for the project by Watermark Books, Book-a-Holic and the Wichita Public Library.  I even found a Newberry award winning children's book featuring the "adventures of the Hall family," which just so happened to be the name of the family whose house was built.  Crystal and I will be heading to Joplin, Missouri tomorrow to help on move-in day of the current project.  They are building seven houses in seven days, which is by far their most ambitious build to date!  I'll post pictures from Joplin as soon as they become available.

I just thought this was a pretty awesome coffee table, discovered by the crew at a local Antique Mall.

Books as a stand for the retro telephone.  Notice the copy of "Baseball Anecdotes" on the bottom.  Carl Hall was a Hall of Fame baseball player for Wichita State who was paralyzed in a car accident.

I managed to sneak in a WSU Wu Shux ultimate frisbee to this sports display:)

When I wasn't working on the books I was building this outdoor dining set.

You can see the biggest bookshelf in the house in the background, complete with family friendly and religious materials.

There was a nice selection of cookbooks in the kitchen, although I didn't get a good shot of them.  Carl's running joke was that when "Life gives you lemons, you make lemonade."  He has an amazing attitude and spirit, and was well deserving.

A couple of the cookbooks.

Some nice rustic books looking good next to the flower pot.

My personal favorite picture of books and bookends in the house.  It is a complete set of Victor Hugo's works.

Every kid's dream!

A view from the front of the finished house.
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