I hoped to make it look and be more organized, so I decided to add a few baskets to hold some of the clutter from around the house...but mostly from the family room.
I've been working on this, off and on, all week, and I'm still not quite happy with it. But, I thought, oh what the heck, I'll show it to you anyway.
This photo isn't the best because the sun was streaming in through the curtains. Another New Year's resolution for me: Learn more photography skills this year.
Anyway, here are a few close-ups to show you what I did.
Ok, no baskets on this shelf...I'm trying to use some of the "library" of books we have all over the house.
Just for fun, I added shipping tags with numbers to three of the baskets...sort of a PB-ish look. :)
The #1 basket holds miscellaneous old books and some papers.
I put three silver vases on the cable box. It always stays warm, and Hubby say's "it has to breathe"...so, no books or baskets on top of the cable box. I figured the vases couldn't hurt...could they?
The #2 basket holds Christmas books.
Candles and a roll of string are in this basket. Yes, I know this one doesn't have a number. The one in the center, top shelf doesn't either...don't want to over do it, right?
Basket #3 holds more candles...and yes, I'm a candle nut.
Next are more books.
The chess board and playing pieces are on the bottom shelf, along with two Shaker boxes that hold checkers and playing cards.
A little galvanized basket holds 97 of the 100 tags I bought yesterday...I'm sure I'll use them later for another project...let me know if you want to borrow some.
I won't show you inside the doors, because there are lots of Christmas dishes on one side and photo albums, maps and misc. junk on the other. I didn't want to straighten everything to take a photo. That's for another
I'm sure I'll do a lot more tweaking in the next few days. Now that slim profile tvs are the thing, I hope entertainment/media centers don't go out of style any time soon...where would I put all my stuff?
If you have any ideas how to make it look better, let me know. I'd love to hear them.
Thanks for visiting, and hope y'all are having a great weekend.