I have too much junk. Tons of books, endless kid movies, art projects, overflowing toy boxes... I'm constantly trying to downsize it all, but when I can't get rid of it, I've learned to organize it. And when I have no room to even organize it, I try to hide it. Or at least make it look pretty. I want my living room space to be practical- we have three kids, after all. It's their home, too. But I don't want guests to trip over the junk, so I had to find a way to quickly put it out of sight.
Our entertainment center has all the kid movies and books on the lower shelves so that even my toddler can pick out his favorites. And that often means that the shelves look like a train wreck after he finally decides on a book. So I decided to make some curtains for the lower shelves, attached with velcro so we can reattach the curtain easily. I found a great neutral material, hemmed it and sewed it to the velcro strips. Now, everyone's happy!