Thomas’s room is pretty much as you saw it in July. The mattress is lower, but otherwise the room hasn’t changed. But I’ve been on the lookout for a bookcase for Tom’s room – something that wouldn’t take up much floor space because the room is small, and something that wouldn’t take up much wall space because I love the board and batten and want that to be the room’s focus (thus the lack of artwork).
Originally, I had planned for B and I to make Thomas some library style bookshelves (copies of PBK bookshelves) via Ana-White.com. But, if you’ll recall, we’re building the banquette in the kitchen and you still haven’t seen photos because we’re not done yet. And I kind of wanted Thomas to have these bookshelves before he leaves for college. So when I saw knock-offs of the Pottery Barn bookshelves on Target’s website (on sale at the time for $52 each) I jumped. And I love them.
I love the slim profile. I love that they take up almost no floor space. I love that they don’t take away from or block the board and batten we love so much. I love that they display some of our favorite books forward facing for easy selection.
Every night before bed, B, Thomas, Casco and I play and read books on the floor of Thomas’s room. And our new shelves are the perfect complement to that little routine that we love.