Working Wednesday: DIY Book Display

I needed inspiration for displaying my vintage children’s book collection, and it recently occurred to me that I should be looking at kid’s rooms. Right now, my awesome books are stacked in a pile on a shelf in my office. Boring– and sad. But I’m thinking these Ikea Spice Racks, that everyone seems to be repurposing these days, would do the trick:

images from Domestic Simplicity.
I think placed down low on the wall, like this, would work especially well in my studio.  (Don’t you love that grey with all the pops of color? Actually that whole room is amazing. Click on the photo for a link to her Flickr stream.)  Though if they were up high they’d be more decorative…hmm.

image from misspfui
Seems easy right?  The Ikea racks are $2.49 in the States, and the set up is pretty obvious, but here it is spelled out, just in case you’d like some directions.
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6 Responses to “Working Wednesday: DIY Book Display”

  1. kathryn Says:

    omg, these spice/books racks are such a great idea! we love having max’s books face out… for kids who can’t read yet, being able to see the pictures is really how they can tell what the book contains. but we paid way too much for his bookshelf!

    here’s a photo of his old room in providence, showing his books: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kathryn_rotondo/4927317594/

    • andothersuchthings Says:

      Oh yeah! It’s the same idea isn’t it. Man, I totally feel the same way– I need everything out so I can see the pictures too:) Hope the move is going well! I’ve been thinking about that app…

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