I have books ALL OVER MY HOUSE…do I fill my ikea expedit as a library (which is a little waste of space because it’s 14″ deep, and none of my books are that deep)? If I empty the expedit of books, I don’t know how useful it’ll be…unless I use it to display other things, like dishware – it IS in my dining area, afterall…thoughts?
This is the proposed bookshelf “library” that currently holds office stuff, books, sewing stuff (also scattered all over the friggin house), works in progress, a bin FULL of picture frames, a globe, a telescope, vintage cameras, and a vintage typewriter.
another angle of the ikea expedit.
The childrens’ books that my eldest can read to herself and her sister. I’d rather use this space in their room for the impending addition to the family.
My clothing hutch, which only has clothes in the drawers because the top WAS filled (until 2 minutes ago) with old electronics boxes and other junk that had no place in my room. It has dvd box sets that I dont’ want my kids to touch, and books that are above their reading level, for me to read to them. The rest of the shelves might become my “linen closet” since I haven’t changed my sheets in forever because I can’t reach the bin in the top of my closet. So grody!
Another bookshelf in my room. The bins hold a remote controlled jeep (which is going to relocate to the kids room) and a heated blanket. The other shelves are filled with books, photo boxes, a microphone, free weights, and slippers. I’m sure I can find a better use for this space….maybe I can move it into our laundry area and use it for my sewing stuff that will be misplaced if I fill the expedit with books!