When I shared our main room as part of our "house tour" at the end of May, I mentioned the "empty corner" that I didn't quite have a plan for yet.
As you can see, it was dead space in the corner that lead towards the kitchen. We considered adding seating. We considered adding a desk. We considered adding traditional bookshelves. All of that could have worked, but none of it was really needed. So instead we went with another "not needed but super fun" idea - a shelving unit to house various plants, art, pottery, candles and photos.
I was so inspired by this shelving unit and so that is exactly what we went with. I bought three black tracks & 14 brackets at Home Depot and had wood cut to size (two 78" pieces, three 45" pieces, one 36" piece). I stained the wood with just one coat of Minewax Espresso. Last Saturday morning, while my parents were in town, we got the shelves hung (the tracks are all mounted on wall studs) and then I played around for awhile until I was happy with what was on them.
Above is a 46 second video of my arranging process. The organizing part is truly my favorite part. I set my camera on a tripod and took photo after photo as I shuffled stuff around. The song is 1-4-3 by Rabbit.
I pulled stuff from other spaces and cupboards in our house, framed a few new photos, added a few plants and included a few clearance Nate Burkus vases recently picked up at Target.
The big plant up top is a hanging plant from Home Depot. It's crazy huge and I hope it continues to thrive, but we'll see how it does not being near a window.
I am most excited that I was able to get that framed Chez Panisse art displayed.
And it felt great to get that mirror up on the wall.
It has been up a week and I am still startled every time I turn the corner from the bedroom each morning. I'm thrilled to have filled another empty wall complete and happy to get some of our photo albums and "stuff" out of cupboards.
*yep, yep! This wall, like many areas of our house, is not child-proof. We know! We'll figure out what works best for our family when Ellerie is on the move.