Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Storage

Over the years, even though we consider ourselves minimalists, our collection of "stuff" has grown, but we haven't really added much storage to accommodate it.  In the process, some of our "treasures" have been buried in a box, or at the bottom of a cabinet.


I am sure you can all relate.


When we first got married, all of Brett's vinyl and old books took pride of place on the bookshelf.  Then eventually the grown up books were slowly replaced by the ever growing collection of children's books.


And they bred.


Like bunnies!


My kids LOVE books.  I guess all kids love books.


Eventually, the original "War of the Worlds" was replaced with "Where's Wally".


I don't regret this, however it meant that our grown up books were forgotten.


This week I finally bought a bookshelf and when we pulled out our books, they were covered in inch thick dust.


Brett is very happy that his books are breathing again.  He sat like a kid under the Christmas tree, going through them all.  






I added a little piece that I rescued from my grandma's house.  It was hidden in the bottom of her TV cabinet, swimming in mud and water.  A bit of TLC, and although it will never work again, it looks pretty good on the shelves.






Notice the very bottom shelf is empty.
The reason's name is Camille.  




Brett is now talking about grabbing the rest of his vinyl stored at his mums house, as well as hitting a few old bookstores in the hunt for some other lost treasures.


The plan is to have this unit full of vinyl and I did purchase this particular shelving unit with that in mind - perfect size boxes for records!  But for now, it will double just fine.


Now to start saving for some wall to wall shelving for our library so we don't have to remove 20 books to get to one hiding in the back.


**Edited to replace wildfire with bunnies, because, as a really lovely reader reminded me, wildfire does not in fact breed.  Bunnies do.  The books here are also like wildfire... they spread everywhere!  :)




   dani2

4 comments:

  1. I love the old type writer Danielle! And we have nothing on any bottom shelf in our house either, including the pantry as it ends up all over the house!
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  2. Thanks for letting me know about you washer! Great advise and information, the short wash sounds great! I will be showing hubby the great advise thanks so much! My kids are finally better and my blog makeover is almost complete, love to do a guest post still with you :)

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  3. Did you end up getting a new washer yet Kym?

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  4. I love the old type writer Danielle! And we have nothing on any bottom shelf in our house either, including the pantry as it ends up all over the house!
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