Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Bookcase storage

This post is a little late since I did this two weeks ago, but better late than never.  Here's a reminder of how the boy's bookcase looked when we attached it to the wall with an anchor.  I had made two grey felt storage bins and put their radio in there.  But it still needed lots of storage.  


I found some cute grey and white graphic storage bins at Marshalls.  I picked up three smalls ones, two medium ones, one large one.  I also found a grey large bin (bottom left.)  The teal and gold box (top right) was also a Marshalls find. Everything else was already on hand, including the yellow box (top left) which was purchased 7 years ago at Things Remembered.


Now for the fun part!  I made two more grey felt storage bins using the same technique as before. This time I added some lining to one that when folded over shows the pretty black and white chevron pattern on the outside.  I also added a blue ribbon with hot glue around the seam line, just for something fun.


For the fourth bin that I made I added a thick brown and blue ribbon with hot glue around the outside.  I think at this point I was running out of steam and didn't want to sew another liner. Although I could always sew one later and add it.  


Here is a shot of the grey plastic bin that holds G.I. Joe toys.  :)


The little bins turned out to make great C.D. storage for their little player.


And the medium bins worked out great for holding Lincoln logs and Transformers.


This one is a close up of the teal and gold box. This is MVP's little treasure box to hold his special things since CAP has one on the other side. The white deer frame is from Urban Outfitters.


The teal frame was painted by my Sis-in-law and the Star Wars picture was made for the boy's 1st and 4th Star Wars birthday party.


My son loves Harry Potter and is currently reading the 4th book, so it's right next to his bed and the toy is his new Perplexus game from his birthday.


So that's how we managed to fill up a boy's bookcase pretty fast and give them plenty of storage for now. And there's still lots of room for more things as they grow.  The next step in this bookcase makeover is adding lights to either side. We've been throwing around ideas for outdoor fixtures with a switch at their fingertips. So we'll see how it goes. We'll keep you posted!


Hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend!

xo
Cathleen


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