These brown fabric containers on the bottom hold lots of magazines and some books. Magically 3 of them fit across perfectly. The lighter baskets under the TV hold some of our DVDs and CDs. Here lies the dilemma. The paint color behind the bookcases. For a while I was very into the red accent wall (anyone else?). When hubby put the bookcases up, I didn't even think about, "what if someday I want to change the color behind the bookcases?" The bookcases are not attached to the wall. They are wedged in. Tight. Another wacky thing about them is that under the bookcases there is old carpet. Yep. When we changed our laminate wood floors we decided to not try to move the bookcases and just take the new floor up to them. I know, lazy decision that we are now paying for. In order for me to get a different color behind the bookcases, we need to move them. Just painting the backs of each section is not an option since the bookcases are not attached. I desperately want a lighter color behind there due to the cave-like appearance of our great room. Most times of the day it is very dark and you need lights on even on a sunny day. We also have some large, dark furniture in there and that is also making it seem dark. (You may wonder why I have no throw pillows on the furniture or anything wonderful on the coffee table? Trust me. Would love to. However our sweet dog would have anything I put out in our backyard as a chew toy. It totally stinks.) The hubby and I have talked about this numerous times. He is willing to take the bookcases down, but probably will not put them back up. We could paint the big wall a creamy color and change the floors so that they are all consistent (we don't like the laminate we put down anyway, so this is a good thing). However, I don't know if I want to lose these bookcases. They really are pretty. They do hold my 500 magazines. What's a girl to do? Please weigh in on the matter.
(I apologize for the centering of my text...it thought my typing was one big caption under the picture and I couldn't figure out how to fix it)
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