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Thursday, September 20, 2012

New Bookshelves for the Playroom

I'm always on the look out for some space saving ideas that are kid friendly.  We really like the bookcase Keith built for the door in the girls room.  I had toyed with the idea of putting one in the playroom but wasn't so sure since the door would be very heavy.  The girls open and close the closet door in the playroom more times than I can count each day.  I could just envision them whacking each other up aside the head or toes and fingers being squished...


And then along came Pinterest and all the wonderful ideas...and we found the perfect, cheaper alternative!  Ikea spice racks ($3.99 ea) make amazing little book racks!


Grammy went to Ikea with her sisters this summer and I asked her to get us some.  She came home with 6 spice racks - $24.  That is all these little things cost us!  I put off getting them done b/c I wasn't looking forward to painting them.  But it turns out we had three cans of black spray paint and it took me all of an hour to do them all. 



They turned out great!  Some people have said that their kids would climb them like a ladder, but our girls don't.  They have had the one in their room since they could remember and they simply know that climbing the book shelves is not something we do.  These make it a lot easier for the girls to see their books as well as put them up without tearing them up!  Love it!

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