When I made up Earlybird's learning wall, I had to move out the somewhat superflous nature shelves. I pared down and relocated our nature stuff, but then was left with a small yet useful, unfinished bookcase. Never one to waste a good bookcase, I asked Bill about moving it to the dining room, as storage for the boys' schoolwork (which previously had been stashed in tote bags). The older boys do the bulk of their lessons at the kitchen island on the dining room side, so it makes sense to keep their materials nearby. And yet, we finally got our dining room looking somewhat "formal" (i.e. like a dining room), so I was hesitant to introduce the inevitable mess of school materials into the space.
ALL THAT SAID ... we did move the bookcase to this room, and we did fill it with schoolwork (textbooks, binders, paperbacks and the like) ... and it did look kind of messy ... but then I had a thought:
What about curtains?
And since curtains usually involve sewing, my next thought was:
So that's just what I did! And over the weekend we got over to the fabric store and purchased a tension rod and a yard of some pretty patterned cotton. And just a couple of days later, thanks to my mum ...
We had curtains for our bookcase!
And we just love them!
I happy with the bookcase here, and I just love the pretty fabric against the yellow walls, but as my mum pointed out, if we move the bookcase back to the learning room someday, the curtains will also go very nicely with that room's green walls. :)
But the first issue at hand, is to make these curtains decidedly less interesting to Archie, who is seemingly convinced this is a new playspace just for him.
Well, my friends, thanks so much for stopping by today. I appreciate your time and attention! And wow, it's Thursday already? That's a "desk day" here for me ... but whatever your day brings, I hope you make it a good one!
See you here again very soon ...