Thursday, January 12, 2012

Solutions in Squares

I had two problems. First, I was suffering from a storage shortage for all of my craft stuff. (Hard to believe I have a lot of craft stuff, right?) Second, I had a big blank wall in my bedroom and was drawing a big blank on what to do with it.

One fateful Friday (last week), I was perusing my Ikea wish list, and looking at the EXPEDIT 4x4 bookcase. Que light bulb and ding! sound effect.  I have wanted one of these for a long time, but didn't have a specific place or use for one. Now I had both.

Ikea EXPEDIT Bookcase
I measured wall and it was just the right size for this bookcase. Add a few KASSETT magazine boxes  for organization and I was set.

Ikea KASSETT Magazine Boxes
I hadn't even considered using this wall for storage since it is part of the bedroom part of the room, not the "mom cave" part of the room. But it was so perfect. The next afternoon, I dragged my family down to Ikea for a shopping trip.

Here it is in my room.

I'm still organizing, and have plans to get more magazine boxes over time, but I have no doubt that every single shelf will be filled.


Shannon said...

Love that shelf - I need one in every room.

Heather said...

Haha! Yep, it is a great shelf. :) One of the best things for me is that the shelves are just over 15" deep, so it makes a perfect storage spot for my 15" wide vinyl collection, which tripled yesterday!

Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication said...

I love that shelf! It is awesome!