Oh, wow... Is it already mid-November? I can't believe how time is flying by! Good thing this DIY for your nursery books will only take you a day- Haha.
Drill with drill bits
Hammer and nails
My husband and I bought this used bookcase when we lived in Chicago as newlyweds. We brought it all the way to Portland with us in a U-HAUL trailer. It used to be a china cabinet/ office storage in Chicago. Then it was bookcase in our office in our Portland townhouse. Guess where it's going next! (Psst- if you look closely in that mess you'll see a few clues)
If you've been following my blog, you'll recognize this minty wall color, and realize our bookcase will find its new home in our son's nursery. However, it doesn't quite fit my design, so my husband removed the top half of the bookcase, leaving the 4 cubbies at the base. This will be the perfect height for our little one to make use of.
We bought a 3/4" each piece of plywood to use as the top. There are so many painted finishes in the nursery, so I like this natural element. It will also match the dream catchers I'll hang on the wall. You can also see I previously lined the back of the bookcase with a decorative paper. I chose that for our Chicago apartment, so now it's time to personalize it for the nursery.
How about a pop of neon yellow? Sounds perfect! I purchased neon poster board at the craft store, and cut it to size with a utility knife and a t-square. Each cubby was slightly askew, so I had to make little adjustments to each piece. It really brightens up the cubbies.
I chose a solid color liner because I knew that I was going to fill it up with lots of books and baskets. A pattern would have been lost back there. Even so, only an accent of the neon yellow is still visible.
Baby S is able to reach his board-books whenever he wishes, and he LOVES to read books! I'm keeping paper-page books in the lower basket until he learns not to tear the pages. I think that's going to be a while...I store his hats and socks in the upper bin. They are easy to grab on the way out the door. The bins match the grey fabrics in the room, and help organize some of the chaos.