Monday, November 28, 2011

New Reading Wall for My Boys

This whole thing started when I saw the awesome idea for gutter shelves on Gus & Lula.

I saw them on Oh Dee Oh a while back but never got around to it. Then the boys' books became such a headache. They were always all over the floor or in a bin or shelf and always getting pulled out or forgotten about because they were put away.

I cannot tell you how magical these shelves are to my children. They just love it! They love going to get books and they love putting them away again!

We read more because they are more accesible and they can clearly see which book they want to get and bring to me. I'm so glad I did this. They make me smile every time I walk into their room.

I fell in love with the bunting that Gus&Lula used and I just happened to have some Ikea fabric in the same print as their bedding lying around. So a little bias tape and a few cuts from my rotary cutter later... voila custom bunting for their room.

I enjoyed making these so much, I may just make some more and put them in my etsy shop. I just love this print, it's perfect for a little boys room.

Then last but not least... I was so inspired by these large scrabble wall tiles from Too Much Time On My Hands that I could not wait to make some of my own to decorate my boys' room with. And what better word to go over a book shelf?

I cut squares from some free wood scraps that I picked up from Home Depot and free-handed the letters while looking at a photo of scrabble tiles. They aren't perfect but I like that. It was made with love (and some time and sweat sprinkled in). So that's what I've been up to. How about you?

I have a new frugal tutorial coming. Hope to finish it before naptime is up!

Here's where I'm linking up this week.


Emily said...

The whole reading wall is adorable. I love the Scrabble tiles sign and the bunting. You are very creative!

Kindra-At Home With K said...

This is very very cute! I'm redoing a room in our home for my boys and will save this to my idea file. :)
I'm your newest follower! Stop on by sometime!

Shirley said...

I love this, especially the scrabble inspired wall art!

Big D and Me said...

Seriously love your whole reading wall. The scrabble tiles are adorable and I've never seen them enlarged before

you have some great ideas! new

new follower

Lil Miss Red T-Shirt said...

Cute! Fun idea for a bookshelf/storage.

Chrissy said...

I love this!! I am really into scrabble tiles right now!! I'm a new follower too!!

Eva Scott said...

Books are crazy at my house too. Might have to consider trying this. Really cute. Love the scrabble tiles

Veronika said...

This is a great idea! Love it! :)

Tiaras & Bow Ties - Think Smink said...

I need to make a dozen or so of those shelves... perhaps they may amaze my kids too, maybe they will start putting there books away. Large scrabble tiles are adorable! Thanks for linking up.

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