Have you ever noticed how sometimes what you think is the root of the problem is only half of what is wrong? I learned that this week when I started to spruce up my bedroom bookcase. When I would walk into the room, I thought the arrangement of the stuff on the shelves was the problem with my eye being drawn to the bookcase, but I was very wrong. I styled the bookcase the best that I could but I learned that some serious rearrangement needed to occur to fix what was wrong with the room because the real problem was that the bookcase just didn’t belong where it was. It looked like a dark void the second I entered the room and even the world’s best shelf organizer couldn’t repair it in the way it needed.
But, before we get too far into it, let’s look at what I picked up on my thrift/bargain shopping extravaganza. I headed to Goodwill, Salvation Army, Savers, Dollar Tree, and Walmart. My original plan was to fill the shelves with decorative baskets to add texture while also hiding the books and making the bookcase seem more fit for a bedroom. I was thinking something