Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Creating SOLUTIONS with One Step Ahead!

Media Carousel for Kids by One Step Ahead
You know how so many people pick out a word or a theme for the new year? One Step Ahead has decided to play along this year, and the word they have chosen is 'solutions!' 

Solutions is a great word because it means progress is being made, things are getting done, and our lives are going to run just a little bit smoother. One Step Ahead is a wonderful place to shop for solutions (all kinds of solutions!). They have ideas you've thought of on your own, and some you'd never dream of in a million years! The Media Carousel is one that I love. What does this lovely little piece of furniture solve? It provides an excellent place for many items to be stored that are taking up space all over my son's room, and it does so in a compact piece of furniture that is on a spinning base (making it easy to access everything on the stand). Big bonus? It does so in a very attractive manner. 


"Whatcha' got in the box?" That's what my son asked me.
"Something for you, I told him. Wanna help me put it together?"
He loves helping me put stuff together, and he had the items in the box, out of the box in no time flat.


Once all of the pieces were out, he asked me again,"What is it?" :)
"Help me line the pieces up and we'll put it together and see if you can guess while we do," I told him.


We lined up the pieces in like order. You can see in the photo above that everything had a letter label on it, to make assembly all that much easier. I like easy assembly.
  

The big round tiers had slots in them to help create perfect alignment. The screws went into the designated holes via twist and turn or allen key (depending). Easy peasy and we put this together very quickly.


The hardware for the media carousel came in a box with a bold ribbon on it. The ribbon was attached to the box to keep it from getting lost (one of those extra nice touches you get used to when you shop with One Step Ahead).


I did have one challenge but it was my own fault. You work upside down to build the carousel. See my mistake? I didn't put anything under the base to keep it from getting scratched while I was doing the assembly. You have to assemble it upside down, so that piece getting scratched up was the top that everyone will see!! A little Murphy's Oil did the trick and got my scratches out. I got lucky. Don't make my mistake, put something soft under it while you assemble.


The hardware included can be seen above. You can see that it's not a lot, and in my house, that's a good thing. I like to get things moving and fast!! Speedy set-ups of quality furniture make me very pleased.


Here is a picture of the carousel when it is almost complete. You can see it's upside down, and the feet have protective rubber grippers on them to protect your floor. The wood color is a nice, dark espresso (it also comes in natural) that matches the furniture in my son's room, which is where this carousel is now stored.


The shelves vary in size. You can see in the above picture that one of the top shelves has DS games, and the shelves in the next row have seashells in a box (treasures), DVDs and video games.


Each shelf has a matching wood guard to keep your items from randomly falling off of the shelves.

Photo Credit: One Step Ahead
This is how it looks standing up and finished. I couldn't have been happier with the piece. It fits into my son's room nicely, looks great, and is definitely a solution!

You can learn more by visiting One Step Ahead. You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.

65 comments:

Marijean L. said...

This is so cute! I really need something like this for my kids books!

Masshole Mommy said...

That is really nice. I think that would work perfectly in our living room!

Catherine Sargent said...

This looks really nice. I need this for my sons room to hold all of his books and video games.

Sandee said...

Now this is such a cool way to store treasures for the little ones and they can easily get to whatever they want too. Way cool idea.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle said...

That's a really cute piece. I love how easy it makes it to get to all of your stuff.

Brandy Tanner said...

I so love this, we would totally need one step ahead here !

Pam said...

One step Ahead makes such good products. I will have to check them out.

Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy said...

That looks perfect. Nice and compact and the perfect height for kids.

Liz Mays said...

Hey, that turned out great! That's a really nice color. That could be perfect for the living room or a bedroom.

Binky said...

That does look like a really good storage solution.

Pat Hatt said...

Looks great when finished indeed. A good way to save things and make them easy to find.

Mama to 5 said...

Love this! It would be awesome in my homeschool area to keep my kids curriculum organized!

Marcie W. said...

My husband is a whiz at putting stuff together and actually enjoys it, me, not so much, so I appreciate easy to follow instructions. This unique piece reminds me of a larger, taller Lazy Susan.

mail4rosey said...

You can order online, they have amazingly fast delivery. :)

Terri Beavers said...

That's a pretty neat way to get things organized. I need one of these in my home office.

Elizabeth O. said...

That's really awesome! I think I really need additional shelves. I'm considering getting this!

Laura - Eye Candy Creative Studio said...

well isn't that just a clever storage solution. It looks like it's able to hold a lot.

Claudette P. Esterine said...

As simple as you made it seem, I could not do it so good job!

Healing Tomato said...

This is a great table to put in Kid's room. Very easy to assemble too.

igf. SARGAS said...

This is awesome. I love doing this kind of wood art. So artistic.

Aziel Morte said...

I love this and i need this to our house to organize the books.

ana de jesus said...

This would be great to organize things at home!

Rika Agustini said...

That's a pretty cool organizer.. I think this product would be perfect for our living room

Katarzyna said...

That's a very nice looking piece of furniture - it would be great in my place, especially because it spins, so I could easily access all of the items :)

Nicole Escat said...

Totally need this to organize all our books in the house

Lexie Lane said...

I like that, need this in my house.

Kenya G. Johnson @ KenyaGJohnson.com said...

Very nice! Not sure how old the company is but I know they've been around since before my son was born. That must mean it's a good product.

Kiwi said...

That is a different way to display your books! I love it and its at reachable leave for children!

Tam @ TravellingBookJunkie said...

This is a great looking bookcase. The problem I always have with these type of flatpack designs is how many screws and nails I seem to have left over each time!

MyTeenGuide said...

This is nice. The twins have a lot of books. I need this to organize them.

ConciergeLibrarian said...

This is awesome....solutions is a good word for the year and I agree. I am always looking for solutions no matter what is thrown at me

Soiree Design Studio said...

That shelf is great! I love that it is round and can fit DVDs and books on it the entire way around!

Catherine Sargent said...

I agree it is really nice. I could use a couple of them for all of our books and DVD's.

Paula Schuck said...

That looks great! I have a ton of DVDs that this would be perfect for, and I love how handsome it is.

Pam said...

I could use one for all my cookbooks. This is so much more convenient than the cabinet I currently have them in.

Seattle Travel Blogger said...

This looks like a great project for the family.
I like anything that helps organize the house better.

StarTraci said...

Solutions is a great word for the year!!! And that storage table is brilliant.
Attractive and storage is always a win to me.
:-)
Traci

yonca said...

What a great organizer. I need one for my son's room.

Joely Smith said...

Love it! Great looking and holds a lot of stuff! My daughter could use one of these for her new place.

Michelle Mink said...

that shelf is awesome and i love how it has been built to help keep the books form falling out

Amy Jones said...

Wow that was a really innovative and creative solution. And I love the final result

Janeane Davis said...

I really like the bookshelf you shared here. It looks like real furniture and something that will last over the long haul.

Emily, our house now a home said...

That is so cute! I love the finish on it.

Seattle Travel Blogger said...

This looks like a fun do-it-yourself assembly.
Anything that helps further organize household items is great to me.

Melanie Walsh said...

I'm always on the hunt for solutions to my storage woes. There's just not enough space. This sounds like an awesome fix.

Crystal said...

That turned out to be a great solution. It would look great in my kids' room also and would help tackle some of the clutter.

Amber N said...

Wow, this looks really great! My kids would love this, definitely a space saver.

Colette S said...

I didn't pick a word of the year, but I do like their word: solutions.
And this console is pretty neat.
I'd want a bigger one though, we have too many books :)

Miles L. said...

I think “Solutions” is a great word for the year. Everyone has problems and they would love to have solutions.

Ai Sakura said...

I love this!! So homely, solid and the perfect height for kiddos :)

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

alissa apel said...

This looks so useful! I love that it can be used for books, movies, or magazines.

Dogvills said...

My twin granddaughters have lots of books. This will be perfect to get them organized.

Heather Jones said...

That's such a cute book stand. I love it. I'd love it more in white.

Colette S said...

Weird, not sure my comments are showing up on your post. I did comment by visiting earlier from my email.
And coming again from the facebook group and I don't see my messages at all

Colette S said...

Anyway, I didn't get a word for the year, but I do love their word 'solutions'
And that console is really neat, but I'd want a bigger one for the kids books!

mail4rosey said...

There should be a note when you comment that says it's awaiting moderation. I'm going to go check and see if that's still active. Good to see you! I've been thinking about you. Glad to see you up and running!

Jenn Peters said...

I love organizing things. And I love when what is organizing my things looks good. Especially this good! Very nice!

Six Time Mommy TEST said...

I love how it's a circle. I would love to get one of these for my living room. It's super nice and unique! - Jeanine

Christie C said...

Glad to see that it was easy to put together. Looks very sleek too for a media room

~ Noelle said...

Now that is really nice!!!!

Amber Knox said...

It's super cute. It would be great for my video games.

paradisenearth said...

These is great for kids, neat and easy to organize.

Kristen Campbell said...

Ooo! I love that!!! And I love that it's a circle! What a unique storage solution!

4 said...

Great idea about space saving/organizing idea.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I could use several of these in my house! Such a nifty little stand!