Monday, November 30, 2009

If only every corner in my house could get a make-over!

I love our downstairs! I hate the toy corner! We have this great(ish) entertainment center we constructed from a crappy Target piece and 2 wooden bookshelves we painted black. We have some great art, framed photographs, nice couch and chairs, and that stupid toy corner! Seems like we were always buying bigger buckets, with wider drawers to accomodate more things. Because as our cleaning got better, our storage got worse. One day, we were fed up and made a rash trip to IKEA. Mind you, while we love trips to IKEA, the store is 2.5 hours away and it is no easy jaunt.
But one hectic day later, filled with a scramble through the store, sheer will on Jacks part that indeed there were enough black boxes somewhere in the store (even though the clerk swore otherwise), a few tears, Build-A-Bear bribery, a manic drive home with entirely too much weight balanced on the top of the van, and a late, late night... Viola! The best part for me was when genius struck regarding the labels. Jack didn't want to 'ruin' the boxes with velcro and I knew without labels the unit would be useless (25 unlabeled boxes=25 boxes full of any random crap that fit). So I put my new handy-dandy button maker to work and...Taa Daa!

11 comments:

elaine said...

you guys are so awesome! I want to see it in person.

Vicki said...

Ohhh, I love it! It looks great.

Coiner Family said...

I always knew it. You're a genius.

Amy said...

Looks great in person too! We had the basement cleaned up in like 6 minutes flat the other night.

Ann said...

that's awesome! and the buttons are the coolest thing i've ever seen! now come do my house.

Bob and Joan said...

When I saw the picture of Jack working on assembling I knew that I was right to make him build that brick patio those many years ago. His comment then, "How can I do something I don't know how to do?" From that young boy has come that man who is a starter and a finisher building many things that he didn't know how to do in the beginning.

Congratulations. You two are an amazing team!

Nicki said...

You already know how I feel about this unit, but I got to tell you again... I love it! I love the black boxes. I love the buttons. I love the straight lines and clean design. I need it in my house!

Elizabeth said...

I love that you can't even tell there are toys inside!

Lauren in GA said...

That creation is a true thing of beauty. I could practically weep from the sheer genius. It looks so, so, so, good.

Alyssa said...

Seriously, WHAT IS A BUTTON MAKER and how do I get one? Oh, and what else would I use it for? All I know is that I need it!

Beth Freestone said...

I'll take one of each (storage unit AND button maker)!!