Thursday, June 17, 2010

Before & After: An Entry

The Entry Table

The Problem: After replacing my old bookshelf with our dresser, we needed places for books and other open display items (including some beautiful vases we received as wedding presents). The entry table we had held some stuff, but we found that the hip-height surface collected a lot of clutter and didn't break up the entry from the room as much as we would have liked.

The Solution: Go vertical! We replaced the entry table with an Ikea shelving unit (Expedit Bookcase) that is very similar in form. The difference is, the new shelving is a beautiful dark wood and much sturdier and better quality than the old piece. We left it vertical to serve as a room divider and to discourage ourselves from cluttering up the top with junk mail. The cubes provide interesting places to stash our favorite books, frames and pottery and we were able to leave some of the storage at the bottom.

Highly Recommended Books:
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