For the past year I've been dreaming of a gianormous bookcase in which to gather all the wayward books that live on The Farm. My Daddy is going to build me this monstrosity. It's going to be beautiful and crammed full of every bound copy of literature I own. When that happens, the Amish built cabinet that currently houses most of my books will become home to the collection of DVD's that seem to be multiplying of their own accord in the two tiny cabinets in my entertainment center.
Unfortunately my Daddy had shoulder surgery this week and will be out of commision most of the summer. Not really a big deal since I've already waited a year (and haven't bothered to give him the measurements of the case I want him to build). But the DVD situation was getting dire.
Our DVD collection has grown from one small stack in one side of the entertainment center to 8 total rows in basically a box built for 1 row. They're stacked 2 tall and 2 deep. Without fail, the FarmHands need to watch something on the bottom of the back row every time they're told they can pick out a movie. Every time.
The digging and resulting mess of DVD cases drives me batty!
Today I decided it would come to an end. I bought a second cheapo Walmart pressed wood bookcase this morning and hid it in the back of the van until Husband left for work. I brought it in and assembled it myself (got it right on the first try, I might add) and then realized it was about 3 inches wider than the wall I want it to live on. Crap.
Undaunted I grabbed a tape measure and headed into the boys' room where the original CWPWB (cheapo Walmart Pressed Wood Bookcase) currently resides. Turns out, it fits perfectly in the designated space.
So #1 Son and I switched them out and I filled them up.
And below is the old case newly filled with the majority of the FarmHands' favorite DVD's organized in the only way that can really make me happy: by category.
- Twilight Saga
- Indiana Jones
- Marvel Heroes (subgroups being X-Men, Spider-Man, and The Avengers)
- Lord of the Rings, etc.