I've mentioned before that bookshelves aren't my thing. Especially book shelves with kids books strewn all over the place. When I first saw these forward facing ones on Ohdeedoh back in January I got goosebumps.
We have an IKEA about 25 minutes away and I had been a couple times looking for other things and would always end up in the kitchen gadget area looking for these spice racks. They were never there. Why does this always happen when you're so excited about something and then you go to get it and they don't have it?! The last trip I made I stumbled upon a whole pallet of them and just about shrieked out loud.
They are so perfect for kids books and for $3.99 each it sure beats the hassle of making them yourself!
I used my Rust-oleum "Almond" gloss left over from this table to spray paint them.
The natural wood color was pretty too but I tend to lean toward spray painting anything I can get my hands on. You choose.
Overcast + Rain + Huge bunk bed blocking any light coming in the window=awful picture taking day in an upstairs room...but you get my drift.
I used a stud finder to secure them into the wall. I realize that placing them so close to the bed is probably begging for a game of Tarzan, but I've
threatened warned the boys that if they hang on them the monsters will come. And we haven't had monster sightings for months.