Monday, May 14, 2012
Her Toy Shelf
In our ongoing quest to simplify the little world we call home, our attention turned to toys.
Now Bijou has far from a Mr Toy's Toyworld in her room as we're quite selective when it comes to toy buying, but she still has oodles! Most of them have always lived quite happily in her built in cupboard with a few out in her room but now that she's a wee bit older I wanted her to have a bit more autonomy over them. I've always loved those ikea cube shelves but the thought of driving there and wrangling two poppets through it's neverending maze gave me conniptions.
Enter one grotty, slightly dilapidated but nonetheless gorgeous old turned leg cupboard. It may very well have been a road side pickup but who knows these days such is my scary ability to collect old furniture that I endeavour to revamp one day...or perhaps start a shop with considering the sheer number of old souls loitering about in our garage and shed!
I removed the beautiful old doors and have stored these in case we ever want to restore this glorious old cupboard back to its original state. A thorough splotching with my ever favourite hue for furniture and some heavenly vintage wallpaper attached to the back (I just slid the shelves out and then used PVA glue to attach long sheets of the wallpaper to the back sections. There was however some serious wrangling as the paper refused to do what it was told).
It looked so pretty I almost didn't want to fill it!
Some large white wicker baskets from here, and a few of her faves on display.
Now my girl can choose her own adventure. And put them back when she's finished! Also, I can now easily rotate the toys every few weeks to keep her inspired (more about this another day).
Oh how I love a good re-purpose and a thorough clean out. I'm Tazzie Devil-ing my way round this house at the moment in an attempt to declutter....and simplify. Life is good :)