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Monday, December 23, 2013

DIY // Loft Bed Book Storage

We're a family of book lovers.  Both sides of our family are readers which is one of the reasons why we fell in love - that and crosswords...and beer.  We have boxes and boxes of paperbacks and hardbacks upstairs that are just waiting to come out of hiding once we build a couple of built-in shelves for the living room.  It's not surprising, either, that our boys' room is overflowing with storybooks.

Reading is our one and only bedtime ritual that has stuck and now that Luke is getting older he's joining in on the action.  After we read to him he usually insists on reading to us.  He's got The Spooky Old Tree and SuperMan down pat and improvises pretty dang well on any other stories.  After storytime is over he usually crawls into bed and falls asleep "reading" to himself.

To keep his favorite books close I added a little bookshelf to the inside of his loft bed using a Bekvam spice rack from Ikea.  This spice rack is SUPER inexpensive (only $3) and is the same natural wood tone as the loft bed.

I'm always looking for ways to involve Luke in our DIY projects - whether it's helping with painting or just cleaning up.  For assembly, Ikea products are the absolute best for getting your kids involved since everything is ready to go. 

With built in hardware securing the rack to the bed was simple - two nails was all it took.

This DIY loft bed is becoming far too cool.  Pretty soon Luke won't want to leave his room.

Have any creative ways to store books?  I'd love to hear them!


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