When we downsized to our little cottage, storage and organization became a priority.
We knew we needed bookshelves, a place where we could store our mail sorting baskets,
toys for the Grands, a place for magazines and projects, and books, of course.
After living here for awhile, we began to get a sense of what we needed to meet those needs,
and Lauren got to work on designing this 2-piece bookshelf. We had a friend build it, and
Lauren added the trim and painted it to match the trim in our bedroom.
We use these baskets to sort our mail...
and the blue and green boxes store magazines and projects.
The 3 large baskets store toys for our grandkids...
and we do have a few books on the shelves.
We have the bookshelves in our bedroom, where they are easy to access,
and I am so pleased with the look and the functionality they have.
We can tweak the items on the shelves to suit our needs as they occur,
adding decorative items with the seasons or on a whim.
Having good storage is so essential in a smaller place, and these shelves
take the place of 4 areas we had in our old house for some of these items.
We hope to build a similar one for our basement when we finish it,
but that is a project for another time!