And speaking of electrical, this is my favorite spot in the house now. We replaced an old, ugly mushroom light that didn't actually work anymore with this fun, funky thing. I love it!!! BTW... when I say "we replaced it" I mean Husband hung out at the top of the ladder for a few hours while I peeked through my fingers until he was done. I don't like heights.
I did help figure out how long the chain should be. Look at the pretty design it makes on the ceiling! I'm silly, I know.
Here are the book shelves I have been talking about. I discovered the best way to clean out books. First, take them off the shelf, and move them into another room for about a month. Then, ask yourself if you really want to dust each one and move them all back into the room they belong in. I think we ended up giving a quarter of our original stash away. But, we made so much room that I was able to eliminate my curriculum shelf.
These color coded fabric cubes were repurposed to hold each child's school materials. Some workbooks, math books, puzzles (for BigBoy). They can be transported to a closet whenever we have company over. For now, I am fine with them filling up the space under the bar since I am too scared to buy barstools. I have tipping nightmares. Did I mention I hate heights?Previously, our living room wasn't being used as a room to live in. It was a place to hold the stuff that couldn't go in any other room. The ugly, broken chandelier that sat over the supposed-to-be-formal-dining-table-but-we-use-it-as-a-learning table looked awkward, like earrings on a pig. Now it is cozy and warm. A place to read books, do crafts, or play a song with St. Cecelia within