What this post should really be titled is Mother Knows Best. Because like most of the good ideas on this blog, this one came from my Mom.
If you saw this post where we shared the floorplan of our new space, then you may have noticed that our open floorplan leaves us without many walls long enough for our 5 x 5 Ikea Expedit. So after a few attempts at finding the right spot for our beloved bookcase, Gwyneth and I disassembled it and stored it under the bed. And then we received an email from my Mom with the subject “crazy idea.” Mom knows us so well – she started her note with “STAY WITH ME,” predicting that we would object to her crazy (yet brilliant) idea. With that email, Gwyneth and I got a new “dine-in library” and another reminder that Mother really does know best.
As Gwyneth and I started pulling the Expedit parts from under the bed, Mom hit Pinterest and sent us these inspiration photos:
Our dine-in library gives us much needed storage for our book collection and some of the extra kitchen pieces that were previously crammed into our (lack of) cabinets.
Thanks for another great idea, Mom! We love you!
mk & Gwynnie