But I digress.
I was hoping I might find a cute tray or box that I could use to make the clutter under our coffee table look a little more "controlled" and less "chaos." I found it! Steve and I make heavy use of Ikea's hanging-file sized boxes in our office, so I knew something along those lines would work. I found their small Kvarnvik boxes. They looked so cute with the rustic pull on the front and the roughspun texture. I got two.
|Cute as a button.|
I decided to use the boxes for DVD management. We have two binders of DVDs (most courtesy of my mom's frequent trips to the markets in Shanghai before she retired) and a couple of DVD boxes, all of which were hanging out on the lower level of the coffee table. Each Kvarnvik box is just a little wider than one DVD. I didn't have anything to keep the DVDs from getting scratched up and rubbing together, so I decided to just cut each page of sleeves out of the binders, then cut them into individual sleeves so I could just plunk them straight into the box. Mission accomplished!
|Hello Mr. Pitt.|
Things look so much neater now! If we want to watch a DVD, we just pull the box out and rifle through it.
I love Ikea.
I got a few more fun things while I was there- more on that later!