When I was a kid, it was completely normal to come home from school to find my mom had rearranged the furniture. It never seemed like a strange thing to do. I think I've talked about this before, how I know people that have had their furniture in the same place for like 30 years?? Insane. Anyway, I had moved stuff around this summer and was pretty pleased with it. But that was like months ago, so of course I got sick of it! And the toys, ugh, the toys. I thought with my Ikea shelves I had that problem covered, but then the toys exploded from their nice shelves into the dining room, where there just wasn't really room.
So. Today I took everything out of the living room, tried a few different places for the couch, hated all of them, talked to my mom on the phone for a bit, trying to brainstorm. In the end, I came up with a wonky solution, but one that seems to work. For now. I angled the couch and made room for a play area behind the couch. We now have a little play space in the living room, but it's kind of hidden so you don't really have to see all the junk. Yay!
Otis really loved it as soon as I was done. He got out a book and sat himself right down. Because he had room! Success!
What I really want to do is move our cable to another space, which would really make things easier. But until that happens, we'll live with this. Which is fine.
**And can I just say how much I LOVE Ikea Expedit shelves?? Oh my god, just go to Pinterest and search for expedit and there are tons of great ideas! I loved this one so much! Such a good idea!**