We have recently decided to swap rooms with our kids. They didn’t want me to paint the walls so there won’t be a full reveal. I’m going to post a few quick things I did to organize the space and give them a bit more room. Today I’m going to share their movie storage.
I started with an old twin headboard that my mother donated to me to use as shelving during the great water catastrophe (we were improvising a kitchen at the time) and I never returned.
Once upon a time I roughed over it with some black spray paint. I do intend to paint it for the new room… someday.
I used my Craig jig to drill holes spaced to match the wall joists (16″ on center in my house). I already had this drilled for the side room during the water leak…so the shelf has decided its own placement in the bedrooms based on the holes. If you do this you have the luxury of deciding where you want it, and measuring out the hole placement to accommodate.
I hang it upside down so there is a lip on top. It’s perfect movie storage! Also, the top board just looked better than having that empty space on the bottom.
Just fill it up with your movies and you’re done! Well, if you’re me you still need to sort all the movies that don’t work, you don’t watch and the ones that need to find their cases first. That’s partly why it’s hung so high this time…I’d rather them not be able to reach so that I can actually keep them in their cases!
My daughter took this pic…it really does look like a long way up there from her perspective!
So we still have some tinkering to do, but it’s serving it’s purpose! And what’s that peeking out above the door? You’ll find out next time!
‘Til then…tell me what you think!!
Update: I finally posted the next installment…you can find it here!