Daddy Steve: Gregoropolis is a book-loving household. Daddy John loves to read and has a sizable personal library. The kids, too, enjoy reading and have a lot of books. Sometimes keeping them organized and tidy can be a challenge...
Anthony: These books are getting out of hand! We need a proper place to store them.
My first thought was to build a bookcase myself. I'm sure I could come up with something, but the problem is finding the time. All of those boring but necessary activities like work, cooking, laundry, housework, etc. take up a lot of time.
Marco: Daddy Steve said he might build us a bookcase himself.
Robin: >Sigh< We'll all be in college by the time he gets around to that.
On to Plan B: Buy a ready-made bookcase, or at least something that could be adapted for the purpose. I started searching the internet for things like 'curio shelves,' 'shadow boxes,' and 'drawer organizers' -- things that on a different scale would work as Sasha-sized bookshelves.
One early find was this glass-doored cabinet, which was meant to be hung on a wall. It's charming, and I think fairly old. Unfortunately, it doesn't hold much. We can still use it for dishes and other knick-knacks.
Meghan: It's a perfect place for our objet d'art.
Luke: Who's Art? What does he object to? Why do you want to shut him up in that cabinet?
I began to wonder if I was overthinking. Perhaps it would be better to just search for 'doll bookcase?' The problem was that all of the search results came up for 1/12 scale dollhouse miniatures. But what if i were to search for '18 doll bookcase' -- as in an 18" (American Girl size) doll? That's how I eventually found this bookcase on Etsy. It's nicely made, and the shelves are even adjustable.
Frederick: Excellent craftsmanship
Daphne: And it matches our other furniture too!
Of course, right after I bought it I found the very thing that I had initially envisioned -- at Target for a whole $5.00.
I think it will work well for storing our toys and games. We have a lot of those, too.
Sasha: It's nice to be organized.
I'll probably repaint it because it has a sort of chalk-like paint finish that I'm not terribly fond of. So we now actually have a surplus of storage space!
And what to the kids say to this?
All: We need more books and games and toys!