Hey there and happy Tuesday to ya'!
I thought I'd stop by today to share with you guys a little more of my barn door entertainment unit and to take a closer look at what's inside those cabinet doors and drawers. In fact, I hadn't even thought about sharing how we utilize this piece until I was introduced to the amazing online interior design company, Havenly.
They got me thinking about my favorite and most beloved piece of furniture in our home along with the idea to share how we use it on a daily basis. I visited their website and loved what I saw and wanted to share it with all of you! You guys, Havenly is choke-full of ideas and is completely user-friendly.
I was all, DUH!
What a great idea to share how we use this puppy in our home on a daily basis! Believe me, this thing gets used all.the.time.
You can read more about the story behind this unit here.
The picture of the unit above was meant for my fall home tour here on the blog. If you look closely below, you'll see how I've changed things up and incorporated our family photos and the kids' school photos when the unit is not being photographed for blog purposes.
I love how easy it is to showcase my favorite people on the shelves and I also love that I don't need to put holes in the walls to display their cute little faces! Easy Peasy.
Let's take a closer look at what's behind all those closed doors, shall we?
This unit was 100% designed to hold games, gaming stations and DVDs/Blu-rays.
Before this piece was built our games didn't have a "home." It bothered me like craaaazy. Boxes would get stepped on and game pieces would get lost. I found myself becoming frustrated over the lack of a dedicated spot in our home for our games. As the kids grew, so did our collection of puzzles and games. It became overwhelming. Most games ended up in our crawlspace due to our storage issue. Let me tell you, I loathed going into our crawlspace to find Disney Monopoly!
Nowadays, the kids keep all their games in one central location!
We don't use a traditional DVD player anymore, actually we haven't for many years now. We use our PlayStation for all our videos and I just love how these devices and their cords stay hidden!
When designing this unit I knew that I'd want drawers to store all of our DVDs and Blu-rays. I also wanted to store them exactly as you see them below (title side facing up) so that we could easily look through and find the title of the show we were looking for.
So far, so good.
The only thing that would make these drawers better would be if all the DVDs and Blu-rays were in alphabetical order, but let's be real - there's now way the kids are going to allow for that to happen...no way....
Next up are some of mine and Jon's games and some puzzles for the kiddos. I'm not going to lie, I just sorted these out yesterday. There was a bit of space to use in this cabinet so I took advantage of it the best I could.
It also just so happens that our family albums fit inside perfectly. Seriously, I love, love, love all the storage this unit has to offer!
The kids' albums, the baby books, our wedding album, some yearbooks and some memory boxes sit inside this space. This cabinet is THE most special...obviously! I keep telling myself that I need to scan the kids' baby books into the computer since the memories inside those pages are the most precious and dear things to my heart.
Tell me, tell me to get it together!!!! Scan, Marie - scan! ;)
This piece of furniture holds a lot of fun and a lot of memories on its shelves, within its drawers and behind its doors! I love that I once had a dream about this entertainment unit in my head, it landed on paper and it became a reality!
Speaking of reality...
Goodbye organization. Ha!
My little design assistant seems to be hard at work...and you know what?
I wouldn't have it any other way...
Oh, and hey - if you're looking for more design inspiration remember to go visit Havenly! You'll become mesmerized by their Real Design Gallery! I guarantee you'll love it, just promise to come back and visit me once in a while, mmkay... ;) ;) ;)