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Part 1: Fun Bookshelf Options!

February 21, 2012

Written by: Cathy Baker, mom of two amazing daughters, from Missouri

I love books, but honestly, compared to a lot of other people, I don’t really have that many in my house. I tend to take full advantage of my local library as often as possible.  But for those ‘must have’ books and for my children’s books…there’s always the issue of where to keep them! Here are some inspirational ideas for storing your reading pleasures.

This is definitely more than a ‘weekend’ project – but I just love this idea I came across pinterest! Yes, those are books tucked into all those letters. It would be fun to display in a public library too!

I love this idea for using rain gutters to make a bookshelf. I thought this looked quite sharp being wall to wall.

{Source: A2Z Homestories}

Here is another pinterest inspired idea to use ‘ rain gutters’ to display books –

Just look at these cute little bookshelves are made out of spice racks from Ikea. Only $4/each too!

{source: Ikea Hackers}

Also, the Land of Nod, has these straight-shelf ledges for purchase.

I think this is a creative use of space above the doorway.

{Source: Ill Seen and Ill Said Blog}

Great use of a corner space, especially if you have a smaller home! This doesn’t take up that much room, and how fun for the kids to see all their books?!  I like how you can see the covers of the books, not just the binding.

{Source : Apartment Therapy}

Change a door into a bookshelf? Another great idea for small spaces!

{Source: Creative Building Resources}

And just for fun, check out this cute upcycled idea from an old ladder.

If you loved these ideas, watch out for more ideas coming soon in part two! (There were just so many fun ideas out there, we just couldn’t fit them all into one article!)

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  1. Erika

      on February 21, 2012 10:33 pm

    Love these!!!!


  2. Cena

      on February 22, 2012 10:56 am

    Thanks for sharing! I’ve added these awesome pictures to my Organizing and Storage boards on Pinterest
    Great Stuff – not just good.


  3. Whitney

      on February 26, 2012 12:25 pm

    The bookshelf door is simply awesome.


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