I’ve been a little preoccupied with reorganizing our entire apartment. It’s not a new thing either, so I don’t think this qualifies as “nesting” or whatever. And to be honest, I’m a little worried about how my nesting will manifest itself, ’cause my day-to-day apartment stuff can be a little intense. I’ll probably want to move or burn down the house and rebuild it or something. Here’s hoping it doesn’t happen at all.
Over the weekend I reorganized the pantry (which was a bit of an undertaking) and consolidated all of the extra dishware into the built-in china cabinet in the dining room. It now looks like this. “Hey, Veronica, does a person really need that many extra glasses, plates, vases and candles completely hidden away behind curtains?” Answer: YES. Now shut up.
My problem now is I used to have books filling the top shelf of that built-in and now they’re sitting on the dining room table. What am I supposed to do with this?
I could store them away in a box and move on with my life, but I like these books. I like to reference some of them from time to time, and I might want to reread a few of them. Plus, it’s not like we have room for a giant box of books either. I could also buy a dang bookcase or hang some shelves on the wall like everyone else, BUT our apartment is pretty busy as it is. Any empty space I’ve managed to clear is a nice resting place for your eyes with all of the color and pattern going on around here.
I’m really at a loss, you guys.
I’ve considered changing up the wall above the living room sofa – maybe hanging floating shelves on either side of and above the “painting” …
… I can’t say I’ve ever LOVED this wall. I could also get two bookcases, which would allow more than enough room for these books and some blank space, so it doesn’t get too crowded. Get smaller side tables for the lamps.
I’m so confused.