Friday, January 6, 2012

Ikea Spice Racks?!?!

So here is an idea I found on Pinterest and decided to try out.  After moving into our new house and getting Liam's room set up I was pretty happy with the results.  The only thing it seemed to need was a place to store all of his books.  The kid loves books.  So I found this idea on Pinterest to buy 3.99 Ikea Spice Racks and use them as book shelves.
 I LOVED them and to make it even better, they were cheap.  Here was the problem...I live in the middle of nowhere.  I used to live about 3 minutes from the Ikea.  Sigh.  So I called my fabulous Mother in law!  She happily agreed to venture to Ikea and get me the racks and bring them when they came to visit, I was excited.  So a few weeks later I had the racks and decided I would paint them to match Liam's room.  I got a couple of cheap bottles of paint from Walmart and they were dry and ready to hang in about an hour.

A couple of days later my Mom, Marianne and her husband Louie came for a visit from California, so I enlisted Louie to hang them up for me.  We decided to have all but one on one wall and hang one right next to Liam's bed for his "bedtime stories".  It turned out wonderfully and Liam reads even more now than he did before.  Check out the end result!


  1. What a great idea! Looks great!

  2. I seriously want/need to do this for each of my boys!! Maybe I'll ask Grandma to buy 2 for us and bring them the next time they come out!! SO jealous right now!! Wonderful project!

  3. What a great idea! I also lament the fact that IKEA is so far away! :( I would love to see what you've done in your home since moving in...I'm sure I won't recognize it!

  4. You guys need to come over and check it out! We have done a lot of painting and some carpet pulling :) Way too much fun!