Wednesday, October 22, 2008

One Domino Down...

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was looking forward to accomplishing a big project that weekend, and I am finally posting pictures of it!

This is our basement family room, BEFORE. Note the angled walls behind it--this is right underneath the eat-in kitchen's dining area, which is the same shape.


Also in the basement family room, this wall has been covered with boxes ever since we moved in. And about 1/3 of them are still there.


But the rest were finally able to be unpacked after we purchased THESE!:

I wish it had been as simple as that, though. I had to wait many weeks till Papa Rooster had a Sunday off from preaching, and then he spent a whole precious Saturday driving an hour to IKEA and an hour back, and assembling all nine shelves with Bantams 17 & 13.

Once that was done, though, I was finally able to unpack not only books, but VHS's, DVD's, VHS-C and DVR cassettes (maybe we'll finally watch and label all the footage we've taken over the years!), homeschool curriculum and empty binders. What a great feeling! And it looks good too, don't you think?

There's another series of dominos that have begun falling into place--fast and furious this week. I am so excited. Pictures soon!

8 comments:

Linds said...

It looks wonderful! Long live Ikea! I have those shelves too in my sewing room.

Jessica said...

wow, congratulations. We're still moving in too - your progress pics are encouraging!

Jill said...

FANTASTIC!!!!! I am so excited for you. Something in my bones just shouts for joy when I see home organization, even if it's in someone else's house! I should post some pictures of our new wall-sized pot rack!

Islandsparrow said...

It's a great feeling to get settled in!

Shell said...

Oh fabulous! I want shelves like those!

Rosa said...

It looks great, Jeanne!

Home improvement is always so good.. even if it takes a long time to complete! =)

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

Wow those came out really nicely! Great project.

I hope to come back someday soon when I have time and read your whole love story. Life is keeping me away from the blogs I love lately. Few more months?

Summer said...

Wow Jeannie - looks great! So excited about you guys having so much room in the house. Miss you!