My little ones love to read, and this mama loves an organized room, so I decided to create a little space in the kids’ playroom designed just for reading. I wanted something simple and quick, so I took to Pinterest searching for some ideas. I found a few using Ikea spice racks re-purposed into book shelves, and loved the simplicity of the idea, so I decided to give it a try!
Spice racks from Ikea (you can add as many shelves as you’d like; I opted for 2); $3.99 each
Letters: “R-E-A-D” (I purchased mine from Michael’s); $3.99/letter
Acrylic Paint (choose any color(s) you’d like) $.99/bottle
Total Cost $30 (Approx.)
Since our playroom is bright and colorful (full tour of our playroom will be on the blog soon), I wanted the letters on the wall to coordinate, so I painted each letter a different color (they were white when I purchased them). I then painted the spice racks white using leftover trim paint our home builder had left for us. In total, this entire project only took me two afternoon nap times to complete, including drying time.
I hung the shelves low to the ground and displayed some of our most-read books on them, so that the kids can always find their favorite books.
Add a bean bag chair or Pottery Barn “Anywhere Chair”, and you’ve got yourself the perfect little reading nook!