I had been looking for book storage that was functional, nice looking and inexpensive.
I first saw the idea for these wall bookshelves on Domestic Simplicity. These bookshelves are actually Ikea Bekvam spice racks. At $3.99 each they will not break the bank. The racks are solid wood and can be sanded and stained or painted. I choose to spray paint my shelves with Rust-Oleum 243826 Lacquer Spray, Chinese Red, 11-Ounce.
The shelves were easy to hang and took less than a half hour. They are nicely sized (Width: 4 1/8" Height: 13/8" Length: 16 1/2") and will display a decent amount of books.
The books on the shelves are forward facing so my toddler can easily see which books he wants to look at. I have noticed that we read more often because the books are easily accessible to him. I placed the paperback books I do not want him to touch on the top shelf. You can change the book display to feature holidays, seasons and favorite subjects..
Thank you for the inspiration Domestic Simplicity. We love our new bookshelves!
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