I don’t have anything crafty for you tonight. I have been so busy trying to finish painting my kitchen cabinets that I haven’t had time to do anything else. These cabinets have taken up a lot of my time this fall. I will be so glad when they are finished. Sometimes you can make a small change in your home that has a positive impact, for free! I have seen lots of pictures of people who color code their books and I have been meaning to do it for a while now. After all, I color code all of the closets, mine, both of the boys, and my daughters. So why not my book case! By the way, this in NOT all of the books I own. I have books sitting everywhere. I prefer hardback books, my husband prefers paperbacks. I don’t display as many of the paperbacks, but there are some paperbacks in the bookcase, and some of them I keep and some I don’t keep. In this book case are some of my favorite books, but not all. For example, is the dictionary my favorite book? Of course! Not! But over the years, whenever my children have asked me what a word means, I make them pull out this book and look it up. I guess you can do that on the computer nowadays, but I still find this book pulled out of the bookcase and sitting around the house somewhere quite often. So here is a close up of my bookcase before I color coded it. I actually had things stacked in there from larger to smaller.
Update 11/01/14: See the current state of this bookshelf here.
What do you think? Is it an improvement?