Unable to resist her cuteness, I gave in. I also figured it would be a long time before we had enough books to fill such a big shelf. Well, I was wrong.
Several days after we had moved into our rental house in Tennessee, I realized that we needed a bookshelf. As newlyweds on a tight budget, we decided it would be financially irresponsible to just go out and buy a bookshelf.
What was I supposed to do? I walked through our house, looking for any sort of shelf that would work. At one point, I even tried balancing our books on a windowsill, but that didn’t work very well.
I came across a plastic milk crate that fit half our books. Then I noticed a pile of empty moving boxes and thought, ‘Why not just turn one of those into a bookshelf?’ I pulled back the flaps, filled it with books, and voila! A makeshift bookshelf! It’s not the prettiest think ever, but it meets our needs.What do you think?