Footnote: But at the beginning of the post. This post has been in the works for weeks until I found myself laptop-less for two weeks. More on that headache later. So, a few weeks ago I posted about the balls in our basement! Ping pong balls all over the carpet.
The balls had invaded my decor . My baskets were filled with tennis balls and Nerf bullets. Come on! My hom3 is turning into a fraternity house. I exaggerate. Actually, there would be far worse things lurking in a fraternity house.
Here is the complete Before post of our bookshelves in the basement HERE. I cleared the shelves and just left them open for a week:
There is something very freeing about having no pressure to decorate. I was in a Zen moment with my shelves. I highly recommend just clearing a space once in a while and just waiting to switch it up. I don’t recommend doing this with your spouse!
And, that peaceful , Zen feeling in my inner core started to get worried (that’s what happens when you are Type- A, OCD personality) that my boys were going to hijack the empty shelves for their treasures:
So I started slooowly adding back pieces for each shelf. I found these cute baskets at Joanne’s when I went there to purchase fabric. I never really shop at Joanne’s, so it’s kind of a new find for me!
I snatched up all 3 on the clearance shelf (the factv that I found my new baskets on a shelf to put on my shelf is not lost on this girl)! But, these are cute baskets.
I knew exactly what I was going to store in these cute little guys! I love them!
And, now the boys know where to put the ping pong balls:
Now that I had the ping pong paddles and balls stored away I wanted to add a few things on the shelves that had fairly good percentage of not breaking. I found this wire basket in the patio section of Target’s clearance section last fall. I added a little burlap and greenery and it looks great. And, it’s pretty much indestructible.
I didn’t want matchy matchy on the shelves, but I wanted a pop of green on the opposite side of the fireplace so I added this greenery on the right side of the fireplace:
And, then I had a top shelf that was just too big for most of my stuff, so I guess you could say I found a seat holder like they have at the Oscars. Here’s my bulky basket holding onto this spot so the boys don’t steal if for their Nerf guns:
Here are the final photos of the after:
Loving the look. FYI.. the Chicago Bulls trash can (which stores… you guessed it.. more balls) was a compromise with the boys!
One more view. I found the Tic Tac Toe board on clearance at Target in February!
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