Family project: DIY Bookshelves

Crafty DIY projects are one of my favorite hobbies, although something I admit I don’t do often enough.  Recently, I got N involved in a project to build bookshelves for his room.  I saw an idea on Pinterest that got things started.

paintingFirst, we bought three spice racks from Ikea, which N painted in two-tone colors.  He chose red, purple, blue, and green as his palette.  Then, we hung them on the wall behind his door, making this awkward space more functional.  While daddy was busy measuring and hammering, we gave N a job to keep busy, which included painting the walls with water, or clear paint as we called it.  Lastly, we filled the shelves with some of his favorite books and hung a map of the United States over the top.


This was a fun and simple project that got the whole family involved.  I am glad that we will remember creating this together each night as we select a bedtime story.


As seen in photos:

Ikea spice racks

Ikea smock

Ikea reflective vest

Melissa and Doug jumbo paint brushes

Crayola Washable Kids Paint

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