Friday, July 13, 2012

Shabby Chic Bookcase Finds Purpose

I requisitioned an underutilized bookcase from my sons' closet and moved it next to my desk.  I then retrieved all of my Filofax supplies from their various squats - from under my desk, from the bottom shelf of a cabinet, and from the difficult-to-access shelf of an end table.

The bottom shelf holds unused FFs, plus an index card box with both pocket and mini inserts.  The middle shelf holds a larger index card box with personal inserts, topped by the orange A5 that serves as an archive and storage for inserts I use in my black Kendal A5.  I use the Kendal A5 for large projects that are in process; f'r instance, I used it to plan a family trip to see our son graduate from college in May, and I'm using it now to plan the kitchen re-model for my mother-in-law.

The five upright black binders are from PlanAhead and hold 2012 archives and commonly used inserts for my personal black Amazona and black Holborn. One is empty.  My Amazona is my planner and brain dump, it's my good friend.  The Holborn holds the family finances.  It's filled primarily with budget-tracking sheets and graph paper.  Oh!  And I almost forgot to mention my brown compact Regency!!  Beautiful!  I have her filled with custom-cut Clairfontaine paper with the purpose of journaling/writing, but she's not yet fully integrated into my life -- it's so hard to keep up.

Where there's life, there's hope.

The slate-gray pocket Urban on the top shelf is used for work.  My Amazona lies open on the shredder next to the bookshelf.

It looks so lovely, right after all the tidying!  I do love that 'fresh start' feeling!


  1. Nancy that's great! I love that you found a use for something you already had. I try so hard to do that before buying and it looks so neat and organized! I wish I'd done that will all the small inserts I had ( I threw everything together and yesterday I was looking for personal sized pages and they are lumped with all the other sizes.


  2. Thanks for your comment, Tracy. I am really glad I put the money into buying these, they make life so much easier! BTW, I just realized that looking at the photo that my space looks really sterile! However, if you turn to the left and look at my desk (well, you can't really do that, now, can you?) there's lots of color from pictures and flowers. :-)