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"...being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
Philippians 1:6

Thursday, April 21, 2011

nursery nook: storage.

be prepared for more photos of the same boxes than you thought possible. i found these hard-sided boxes at target, and thought they may work for storage on the bottom shelf in lylah's nook. after a super enthusiastic response from my sil, i brought them home. i have quite a few thoughts i'm pondering in regards to these boxes. my apologies if box ponderings bore you to tears. i really can't blame you.

i like odd numbers, but there were only two of the patterned boxes available. so i bought this shorter, wider, plain khaki number to pair with the patterned two.

think there's enough room for a third of the same? the depth of the bin & the shelf are literally identical. perfect fit.

the third bin doesn't fit as well. it won't fit with two of the square bins, and it hangs over the edge of the shelf a bit.

so i stuffed the sides with rolled blankets. does that look weird?

toys in the bin. do you think the pattern works for this room?

do you think the bins are too short? they are perfect depth-wise, but there is lots of space left from top to bottom.

all hand-me-down toys.

it doesn't fit, but i'm thinking of keeping this 3rd bin for baby care things that need to be dragged (drug?) from room-to-room around the house. a good idea?

i won't leave it up there, but stuck it there for now. i need some storage box feedback. thoughts?


Wendy said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one that's OCD. I'd just wait and see if they have more later and get you a 3rd one that's the same size. You can always measure to make sure it'd fit first.

ree said...

Can you look for a third one online? The sku should be on your receipt so you can do a search. I would definitely keep the square one for toting from room to room, or keep in the bathroom.

Aimee Nicole said...

I like the two patterned boxes on the shelf together. Do you have children's books to put on either side instead of blankets? I don't think the blankets look bad, but I'd want something a little more permanent to stay there and keep the boxes in place. Plus, books go with the toy theme in my opinion.

Amanda said...

I like the pattern boxes if they were taller. I personally am a fan of baskets. And I think you need three. Look through pottery barn kids for shelf storage. Tons of ideas.