Last time I discussed the entertainment center in my living room, it looked like this…
At the end of the post, I stated…
I am happy to report that I have found a solution and it didn’t require any adjustments or changes to the glass. It was actually one of those lightbulb moments that came while I was cleaning out Derrick’s closet (see the intro here).
After pulling everything out of his closet and starting the organizing process, we were left with these baskets.
These baskets have been pretty amazing. I purchased them in 2009 to use with my daughter’s changing table. After she was done with them, I used them to store shoes and accessories, and then my son used them for his changing table. Once he was done with the changing table, they got moved to his closet for extra storage.
They have been through a lot and still look pretty good. So, I knew I had to find another use for them.
After some thought, I remembered the bottom cabinets of my entertainment center were needing a makeover to hide the mess that was bothering me. BINGO! I had 4 baskets and 4 shelves that needed some work. So, that is exactly where the baskets ended up…
Now, my entertainment center cabinets do not look nearly as messy!
Note to self: I need to put a picture in that frame. I am really bad about that!!!
The basket on the top shelf holds my radio.
The basket on the bottom shelf holds all of our books and bibles. Can you tell we aren’t big readers?
The basket on the top shelf holds DVDs. Yes, I am a HUGE Golden Girls fan. My mother-in-law bought me the entire series for mother’s day a couple of years ago.
The basket on the bottom shelf holds more DVDs and a few VHS tapes. Yes, I am also a HUGE Mama’s Family fan. My husband bought me the entire series for Christmas. And, I have the very first Little Mermaid videotape cover… You know, the one with the risque picture!!!
Since I am showing off the entertainment center cabinets, I thought I would also give y’all a glimpse of the other cabinets… the bottom cabinets that are enclosed.
The left enclosed cabinet holds games.
And, the bottom right enclosed cabinet holds more DVDs, sleeves, and hard cases. Oh, and a can of compressed air.
The best part about this project is that it didn’t cost anything. I used baskets that I already had lying around. Now, it visually looks SO MUCH better!!!