#23 - Refurbished Bookcase

#23 - Refurbished Bookcase

Janie Lee
Apr 10, 2008

Name: Jennifer
Child's Name and Age: Miles - 8 months
Location: Denver, Colorado
Category: TOYS

Items used for the project and favorite part of the storage solution:
We received a used bookcase from one of my husband's clients. It was hand-built and in good shape but an unattractive rust color with plexiglass windows on the doors. We changed out all the hardware, painted the outside grey and the interior shelves orange to match the rest of the room, then stapled a neat orange patterned fabric from reprodepot.com to the inside of the doors. It allows plenty of storage for toys and books and the fabric provides two nice, large panels of pattern instead of seeing the collection of toys and books inside. Painting it the same color as the walls allows it to recede into the space instead of overpowering it.

Storage tips for families with children:
Container store and Ikea as much as you can but realize a family isn;t completely sterile and you can't put everything in a box. You can try, but it's OK to dump that box out on the floor every once in a while.

Thanks for entering, Jennifer!

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