Moving everything to the my new workspace in the garage left my Ikea Expedit in total disarray.
The alphabetical organization was fun - guests usually end up in the guest room looking at all the little bits and pieces and even questioning my placement of items.
But, it is time for a crisp and clean look.
None of my alphabet collection was moved to the garage since they are used for vignettes rather than creating.
I sat on the sofa in the guest room staring at the Expedit waiting for inspiration.
Letters are scattered along the top of the cabinet.
To fill the boxes, I gathered books from all over the house.
I decided this was the space to showcase some of my collections -
hands . . . blocks . . . clocks . . .
and a few favorite family treasures.
The ceramic tobacco canister was my father's and I can picture it sitting on a similar shelf in my childhood living room.
The glass container holding my number collection was my grandmother's.
You can faintly make out the raised letters of PLANTERS PEANUTS.
I broke a corner of the glass several years ago, but I could not bear to part with it so I used clear packing tape to mend it.
This worn out little school slate was what my grandmother carried to school everyday in the 1880s.
It took 4 hours to achieve this look.
The guest room cabinet is organized, but I created havoc on shelves in our bedroom.
I have several baskets full of odds and ends I removed from the shelves - where am I going to put them?
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