Saturday, June 11, 2011

Spice Rack Book Shelf

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Ok, so this is a super easy and fun project. And, CHEAP. Yeah, that was the kicker for me.

Many moons ago, someone linked up this project at a Everything but the Kitchen Sink and I knew I had to try this out!

First, you go to Ikea and get the $3 wooden spice racks. I grabbed 3 of them. SO CHEAP!
Then, you take them home and spray paint them any darn color you want. I went with a nice deep blue, in high gloss.

After that dries you assemble and hang them up on your wall. (Just for the record, I hung up the first two and then hubs stepped in for the last one while I helped kids brush their teeth).

Then, you add the books! Simple!

My little boy loves how he can easily reach them and put them away. He kept handing me books to add to his shelves! Success.

We love reading books about trains and planes before bedtime...

The noise-maker books go on top.

This was an easy and affordable project and I'm happy that all of our books are off the floor!


  1. Aren't those great? I saw them on another blog, and made a mental note, and then forgot about them. Thanks for the reminder! I wish they were a little bit bigger, but for the price, I guess I can't complain! Thanks for sharing, they look awesome!

  2. I did these recently in our new baby's nursery, except in white -- love them! Nice work!

  3. Great idea! Love the bright blue color. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for leaving a comment. I love meeting new bloggers.

  4. Happy Tuesday!

    Lovely project~ a true metamorphosis.

    If you get a chance, please stop by my blog and enter the giveaway.

  5. That is such a good idea! If I can find a good spot in baby's room I might have to try it!

  6. I just bought a couple of these too but I have yet to put them together. I am motivated to do it now. Yours look great!

  7. I've loved this idea for a long time but haven"t been able to get to ikea yet!

  8. IKEA is a very dangerous place for me which is why my trips there are rationed! Love these!

  9. I just bought three racks this weekend to do the same thing in our children's room. I am so excited to get them painted and up!!


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