I’ve been wanting to create a reading corner for our son for a long, long time. He has hundreds of books (I am not exaggerating) and I thought it would be fun for him to have books displayed in a corner of his room, where he could kick back and read. I made a large pouf before he was born and he loves to lay on it, but there was nothing else in the corner, besides his enormous stuffed monkey.
Months ago, I bought the Ikea spice racks (Bekvam on their website) to repurpose as book displays. I painted them and hung a few so that some of his favorite books could display – almost as artwork. Best part is I can switch out the books based on his current favorite.
It took all of 25 minutes to put the three Bekvam racks together and screw them into the wall. I think it took longer to decide on what books should go on display. Oh, and the racks are super affordable at $3.99 per spice rack. I bought a few to put in our guest room and display other books.
The photos make the racks look like they are higher than they really are. My son is able to reach even the top one with his largest books – and they give him space to grow.
And even better, when we were done, my son looked at me and said, “When I wake up, all of my books will be out!”
So true. So very true.
This is my eleventh completed project in my quest to complete 12 by the end of the year! See project 1 | project 2 | project 3 | project 4 | project 5 | project 6 | project 7 | project 8 | project 9 | project 10 in previous posts.