1. put lamps on and
2. fill up this long wall space.
Enter Mr. Lovely Rich Wood 5 Foot Long Console that was perfect for all of the above plus gave the kids little drawers for their random bits n pieces. It's taken this long to realize that miscellaneous collections/junk children need to stash/crap that has nowhere else to go/etc takes up much more room than I had imagined. Also? I can't STAND to dust, and this dark wood collected a daily layer that mocked me every time I walked by. If there's one thing I can't stand, it's furniture with an attitude.
A bad attitude, that is.
So onto Craigslist it went. 12 hours later it was gone and I had $100 in my pocket to get something different. But why spend it all when you don't hafta?
For $50 this guy was solid maple and took up less space while having more storage. Since I still had money left over, I threw caution to the wind and splurged on an $8 quart of paint.
Something about that makes me happy.