Who doesn’t love a big closet? I know I do. We have a large closet in our living room that I was very glad for when we moved in here. Unfortunately, I never showed my true appreciation for it. It became that catch-all that everyone has in their house (admit it). It held of the things one would expect: coats, extra blankets, the vacuum cleaner, etc. it also held some really random things: baby shower gifts we weren’t using yet, bins of batteries and cords, old cards that I love to keep, an old DVD player that needs to be thrown away after Andre retrieves the DVD that is stuck in it, boxes of clothes that need to be brought for consignment, and the like.
So, we invested in a cube shelf from Target. We got the 9-cube shelf thinking we could use some for storage and some for Eila’s toys as she accumulates them. One fateful morning, I decided to put it together. Eila was totally content watching me, and it only took about 30 minutes. Then, I cleared out the closet and ceremoniously slid the shelf into place.
It didn’t fit.
And lest you think we didn’t measure beforehand this time, we did. We just didn’t take into account (yet again) our very crooked walls. The one spot I measured yielded enough space, but apparently one wall tapers a bit and no matter what I did, I could not get it to fit.
So the 9-cube shelf is currently sitting in our living room (more clutter- ironically annoying considering the ponit of the William Morris Project) in hopes that we can sell it. We went back and bought a 6-cube shelf. it fit with some room to spare.
I’m bummed that I don’t have as much storage as I had originally planned. but it sure is nice to to have a pile of stuff on the closet floor. I won’t leave the shelves like this forever. Once I clear out the other side of the closet (it’s full of clothes for consignment) I will move those plastic boxes and a few other things over there and add some canvas bins for Eila’s toys.
Not a very glamorous project this week, but at least I don’t shudder every time I open the closet door. The piles of stuff were not beautiful, and this storage is definitely much more useful. I’m linking up over at Pancakes and French Fries and cant wait to check out everyone else’s projects!
Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. –William Morris