Thanks to our extremely generous families, we received quite a chunk of change for Christmas. Here are the projects we will be tackling using our unexpected funds:
1) Mounting our living room television. Here is the post from getting the new tv in May. The setup is still the same.
A great place to get super inexpensive mounts and wires is monoprice. We also used some of our Christmas moolah to bring in an Apple TV and an UPS with automatic voltage regulation. (We have learned that our tv setup and garage door opener are on the same circuit and every time we opened and closed the garage door, it was straining our television and components.)
2) I will be tackling the side wall in our master closet using an Elfa system from The Container Store. After researching the options for hanging slide-out drawers, the Elfa drawers had the highest praise for reliability. You can see the post from our big closet reorganization back in November 2008 here.
3) And lastly, we will be installing the Rubbermaid Fasttrack system on the wall next to my workstation in the garage. It has become increasingly cluttered since my garage makeover back in October 2008, and I am ready to get things up off the floor, but still easily accessible.
Check back later for some awesome after pictures!