One of my all time favorite hobbies is to rearrange things in my house. Furniture, picture frames, lamps, side tables...nothing stays put for long. Every time I rearrange I always tell myself that I have rearranged for the last time, and that my current arrangement is the best ever, but then a few months go by and I find something else to tweak. Little girls play with dollhouses and miniature furniture, big girls play with the real deal!
This most recent movement started when I decided that I was sick of having the boys' toys stored in our black library shelves. The shelves were made to hold books, not buckets/boxes of toys, so nothing ever fit quite right. Plus, the shelves were open and always so messy looking that I was getting sick of looking at them. I also felt like we had too many toys in plain sight, so both boys seemed to just throw things on the floor and make a huge mess, but never really "play" with anything. So here's my latest rearrangement:
Here is the before with the black library bookshelves:
Same shelves but farther away:
Same wooden bookshelves but farther away:
I like my new arrangement better because everything is hidden behind closed doors. I lost a bit of storage, but I think it feels more spacious, so that's a big improvement in my book. Usually when I rearrange I pretty much keep everything I have but move it to a different room. This time though, I think I'm going to sell the black library shelves on craiglist. I still really like the way they look, but they aren't the best storage option for kids' stuff and at this point, that's pretty much what I want to store. Plus, if I sell them, I can buy something else fun for another room in my house. That sounds good to me :)
And, after swapping the black shelves for the wooden bookshelves, I realized that I'm sick of this arrangement of "W"'s, so I think that will probably be the next thing that I rearrange...