I’m finding that open shelving is an exercise in artistic constraint.
Turns out they are a perfect magnet for clutter.
Keeping them looking visually lovely AND family functional is a challenge.
I’ve had to train my kids as to what is allowed to go on the shelves and what isn’t.
My youngest claimed the shelves for his toys which can’t happen with a mother who is designer fussy.
So instead we made a compromise.
A friend gave me this old wine crate which has been in the garage full of dust and cobwebs.
I painted a little first aid cross on it to give it character and make it a little more visually interesting.
Now it’s an instant toy box to corral all his toys.
The casters are perfect for rolling the box all over the house without scratching up the wood floors.
Always have to be thinking outside the box for clever ways to hide clutter.
Happy boy. Happy Mom.