Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Shelves for the Little Ones

The other day, Roeshel from the DIY Showoff who was featuring Fawn from Frugal Home Design. Fawn the brilliant idea of not only using magazine shelves as bookshelves for her little ones, but she reconstructed the ones she'd seen at Ikea for a fraction of the price. I have enough projects on my plate so I chose to buy them instead since I had to pick up a few other things at Ikea. I installed them in one of my girls rooms.

Aren't these great? My girls are absolutely in love with them. I wish I could share how much they like this but both of them are currently sound asleep. I will install these in my little one's room next year when we convert her crib to a bed and rearrange her room. What I love most about these is that they provide a storage solution without being yet another piece of furniture. With all the other stuff my girls have, space is pretty limited.

Now that the books are no longer on the desk, there's a lot more space there.

In just over a year, my older girl will be in kindergarten. How did that happen? I could swear she looked just like that newborn in the picture yesterday. Anyway, she might actually use this desk soon so its nice that its useable now.

Thanks for the idea Fawn!


  1. Wow! Thanks for the shout out. That looks great. It is amazing how it sparks their interest in the books again. By the way that is a beautiful bedroom.

  2. That looks really nice. Pretty room too.

  3. Great idea for the books...Love it....

    I think the same thing about my baby girl..........who is now nearly 39, by the way!

    Warm blessings,

  4. Just discovered your fun blog- these shelves turned out great!

  5. Just found your blog and love it :)
    What a beautiful room! The wall color is great. I have some similar shelves to put up in my daughter's room, and I think I'll use them for books. Such a great idea!

  6. Congratulations on winning the 100th post on Shari's Cottage of Bliss. I have really enjoyed visiting your blog, and especially liked the yellow you painted your laundry room! I love the shelves you made for your daughter. That's nice to have them off the floor! Have a great week!

  7. such a cute room! I love the shelves! I know I can not believe how time passes!! I do not feel time passing until I look at my daughters as well!

  8. Your blog is amazing i love all your idea's and the shelve's i have a 1/2 yr old and 3 1/2 year old:)

  9. which shelves did you get from ikea?


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