As you probably read in our post back in December , Aly and I recently became homeowners. For the first time in our lives, we can finally start doing all of those DIY home improvement projects we have discussed since we first started living with one another without fear of a landlord getting upset with the alterations we have made to the home. Just recently, I asked Aly to write a list of all the project she would like to do for the house and was shocked when she submitted a seven page, massively bullet-pointed, and exquisitely detailed list of projects she has been mulling over since we first started renting our home back in I decided to pick the one that seemed like it would take the least amount of time and money and would also served as a daily visual reminder that we can do this. The closet bookshelf was the easiest choice. I do not consider myself a handyman..