Doing the Bookcase Shuffle



Good news! I finally finished the curtains for our bedroom makeover. Bad news, I haven’t taken any photos yet. But let me tell you They Look MA-VA-LOUS! I promise I’ll take pictures over the weekend and share all the details on how I made them.

But what we did do was do a little bookcase shuffle from room to room this past weekend. Since moving Nikolas from his crib to a big bed, the bookcase that was in his room just didn’t fit there anymore, So out it came to the living room.


Since we finishing up our new mantel and hanging the TV above the fireplace it’s freed up a bunch of floor space where Nikolas’ cute little baby wingback chair has been hanging out until time/budget allows for us to get some real life adult size chairs to throw into the mix. You can see all the super duper ugly before and during photo’s here, and a peak at how it all came together just in time for Christmas here.

Just in case you’re not feeling all that clicky today here’s a picture how it used to look. Of course you’ll have to look passed the giant tree in the middle of the room, it’s not always there we just bring it out for special occasions…you know like Christmas 😉


It’s a simple switch and one that I agreed to after B’s suggestion that we swap at the table for the bookcase. I have to admit The bookcase is already proving much more useful for for storing and displaying all types of things including books (I know shocking) trinkets, vases, art and a couple of baskets of toys.


Not only do we have some of the smaller toys placed in baskets on the shelves. But we also moved his basket stash of living room toys right in between the bookcase and his chair. It has proven to be a lot more useful here since now he can easily get to all his toys rather then when they were stashed out of the way in the corner. Of course when company comes it’s easily all thrown back in the pile which is a bonus because then it looks like a living room instead of a a playroom with 2 minutes worth of tidying up.


Another perk that I wasn’t really counting on was the extra space for displaying all kinds of pretty things out of the reach of little hands, fingers and toes.


Of course, as usual we still have a bunch of tweaks and changes before we can call this side of the room done-ish. Right now we’re calling it a work-in-progress. Over time I’d like to look for some nice occasional chairs to add to complete the conversation area…probably in a beachy, watery vibe like rattan. I’d like to figure out how to conceal or move the cable boxes all together so they’re not so in your face ad tame those cords we’ve got going on.

All in good time my friends…all in good time. So has anyone else been doing some furniture shuffling lately? Have you figured out a way to conceal those nasty looking cable boxes from view or how to tame those cords. I’d love to hear any ideas!

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