The other weekend I finally moved my books out of my bedroom and into the Ikea bookcase in my spare room. So exciting. It also freed up one of my 2-shelf white bookcases. I have three of these. In my old apartment, they sat in the window nooks. Before last weekend, I was using one as a TV stand, one as a lingerie chest in my bedroom and the third held other random books. But now I don't need that third one for books and since it's identical to the one in my living room, I brought it down and now have my TV straddling to the two. I'm able to get rid of the stool-as-DVD player-stand, which is so nice, and the width of it all is really pleasing.
Last night I settled down to watch So You Think You Can Dance and fill up the space in the second bookcase. I pulled all of the cookbooks out of the one bookcase and then grabbed all of my colored vases from the kitchen where they're half hidden on a high shelf. The really large green vase I just got on Tuesday at Marshall's - $15! Love it.