16 Aug 2011

Spice Rack Book Shelves

{ or kids room on a budget}

Lovely Little daughter has a lot of books and I have been looking for cute affordable storage ideas for a while, so when I saw this great idea on another blog (or ten)  I knew I must give it a go. I managed to persuade Lovely Husband to go to Ikea on Saturday (we don’t particularly enjoy going to Ikea, let alone on a Saturday morning) but some things just need to be done.

So here are said spice racks transformed into book shelves. The bottom one even has little hooks for all those little bags. And we got a little organiser which I painted and stamp labelled and now holds about one thousand Alice bands and one million hairclips. It is needless to say that both Lovely Husband and I are very pleased. 


And here are three of my favourite spice rack book shelves I found on the web:

Irina xx

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  1. that is a great idea!!
    where was this post when i went to ikea yesterday :)
    thanks for sharing, I know what I will be buying next ikea trip ♥

    p.s saturday ikea....NEVER!

  2. Fabulous idea!
    Thank you so much for the inspiration. I wanted to present my craft books and was thinking over this problem for weeks but your post is the answer.

  3. Awesome idea! Love it - thanks for the inspiration :D

  4. What a fabulous idea! I love the hooks to hang the bags too...so perfect for a little girls room!

  5. We've got millions of books as well...! It's a nice idea. I love Each Peach Pear Plum!
    I use those Ikea Spice racks for my sewing room... I must say I like Ikea,but my partner doesn't, so I've to be super organised and have everything gathered in less than an hour when we go there...

  6. Spice racks transformed into book racks is brilliant. I might need to do that in my little guy's room.

  7. Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment.
    What a fantastic idea to use spice racks. Those worked out perfectly. I may have to pick up a few to hold all my craft magazines.
    Have a great week,

  8. what a great idea! I wish I had an Ikea closer to where I live! Thanks so much for linking up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings! www.ladybug-blessings.com

  9. Smartly done... really nice !
    ps IKEA on Saturday morning - love it :-)

    Diana xxxxx

  10. OH i have seen some amazing crates converted into book shelves too, so want to steal this idea!! Love Posie

  11. They all look so neat and tidy. I need to go and organise our book collection - thanks for the inspiration! So lovely to see such familiar books on other people's bookshelves - You Choose, Each Peach & Dinosaur Roar!

  12. hallo irina, thanx for visiting my blog and your lovely comment. OMG I love the book shelves. What a great idea! I guess I'll be looking around for spice racks this weekend. maybe on the flea market. your blog is so nice, i'll be visiting again! Love, Claudia

  13. Really great ! I need to find a ways of doing a temporary version of this in my appartement ! Thanks for the comment on my blog !

  14. This is a great idea! My IKEA spice racks are ready to paint and hang in my sewing room. I like your idea of the hooks to hang little bags. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  15. Hi Irina! Thank you for linking this up at Tuesday's Nursery! What a great idea - I would never have thought to take regular spice racks and use them for books! Awesome! Your blog is so cute and I'm glad to meet you - and following!
    If you make more kids things you can link up again next week!


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