Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Because you never know when you'll need a blue book

Soooo, I got sick of looking at the disorganized cluttery bookcases,
and went on a mission to make them PRETTY.

I rearranged everything: all three LARGE bookcases by color.

The kids helped me sort and stack.

Because you never know when you'll need a blue book. I just can't tell you how thrilled I am looking at the color piles.

Ahhhhh, refreshing!

Added bonus: it's much easier for the kids to re-shelf the books now. :-)

10 comments:

Sun-Kissed Scholars said...

Oh, and I totally did bookcases instead of dishes. Awesome, huh?

Ms Debbie said...

What a beautiful idea!

Tracy said...

So, uh, how is the pile in front of the bookcase going? ;)

Lori @ Just Pure Lovely said...

I sure wish I could browse through your color-coded books. There's nothing like finding a new gem or flipping through an old favorite. I love looking at friend's bookshelves!

Anonymous said...

Bravo, this brilliant phrase is necessary just by the way

Sun-Kissed Scholars said...

Tracy, the pile is GONE. The floor is CLEAN... so, you can actually come inside the playroom again now, without scaling a mountain of debris. I do have one small stack of books left. You know what that means... another bookcase will be moved in (and color-coded!!)

Just what are those Woods up to? said...

Ha, ha, what a great idea! I like this sooo much better than alphabetical--this is the artist part of your brain taking over, I think

sara's art house said...

Looks awesome!

Papaw said...

VERY clever, you Happy Scholar, you! I clicked on reply but just to be sure it would go to you, I checked the properties on Sun-Kissed Scholars and found it the same as Wendy & Fred Adler--joila!
But your color-coding of books is very amusing and a very good idea. And like you said, it makes it easier for them to put their books away. I spread the books I'm working on all around my desk and floor and then every once in awhile I have to put them all up so I can start over again.
But you're rich, Wendy! not only in wonderful children but rich in books. That's a great treasure and if you ever need anymore, let me know. ^-~)
Love,
Your Scholarly Grandfather
Do you remember what John Calvin said towards the end of his life, that all he ever wanted in life was a quiet place to study! That's how I feel, too. And I have one!

Anonymous said...

nice post. thanks.