I got rid of my hand-me-down Ikea Expedit about six months ago.
I painted the dresser that had been holding crafting and art supplies in the room-where-things-go-to-die (RWTGTD) last week.
I moved my wicker shelving to the front room to hold books.
Now I am stuck with no storage for RWTGTD. Which means RWTGTD is looking like a bomb went off and wouldn’t you know it, my father-in-law is coming to town for a visit this weekend and RWTGTD will have to transform into a guest room within the next forty-eight hours. I’m terrified.
Added to this is the little fact that I am hoarding glassware and vintage goodies for a special project and space in our pantry and closet is at capacity. I need shelving for RWTGTD, STAT. And it needs to be cheap. The photo above from this awesome Tumblr is speaking to both my wallet and my aesthetic. I think I’ve seen similar shelving at Ikea for super-cheap. Looks like a trip to the ‘burbs is in order.
Alternatively, I could make use of some of the bricks I have been hoarding. Next, I could take the shelving my buddy Kate picked up from Smith and Hawkins when they closed. I could spray paint them all the same color and construct a neat little shelf for the cost of a few cans of white spray paint. I understand that this sounds bootleg and initially, horrendous, but I’m kinda liking the challenge that will come with trying to make it look good. On the other hand, it could turn out to be a horrible disaster. And I don’t have time for horrible disasters.
What is a girl to do?