Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Alphabet Wall Art and Wall Mount Book Shelves

The kids' room is definitely coming together. (You can see some more posts here and here.) My parents visited this weekend and helped us to knock some more off of the to do list. One of the projects my dad and Mr. Cherry finished up was the wall mount book shelves. I had been looking for ideas for Peachy's books that we keep in the room for bedtime reading. Since the room is quite full, adding a book shelf wasn't an option.
Then blogland came through for me. I started seeing these posts about using Ikea spice racks as small wall mounted book shelves in children's rooms. It was the perfect solution and the $4 price only added to their appeal. We made a quick detour to Ikea on our way to Mr. Cherry's parent's house last month and the shelves were mine! All I had to do was paint them and have Mr. Cherry install them.
 I decided to add some sort of artwork above the shelves. In the end I made an alphabet print which I framed in a white frame from Michaels. (The mat was white when I purchased it, but I painted it aqua to set off the print.)

Edited: I wanted to share the alphabet poster with you, and first uploaded to docstoc. However, it appears that you can't access it without paying for a membership. I have since uploaded it to Google Docs. Hope that this works for everyone and sorry for any inconvenience. You can find the free download here.

I am linking to the following parties this week:

Sumo's Sweet Stuff
The Girl Creative
Making Monday Marvelous Linky Party

Mondays @ All Things Fee!

Keeping It Simple
Tip Junkie handmade projects

Todays Creative Blog

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Mary Jo said...

Hi! I love your alphabet print! I tried to access it, but the site wants me to pay for a membership. How do you bypass this to still print the alphabet?
PS: Love the aqua paint job too. Great idea.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am visiting via Someday Crafts. This is an absolutely adorable project!

If you have written a post about a great restaurant, store or perhaps taken a fun trip I am now hosting a new linky party entitled Wayfaring Wednesdays. Come on by!

Happy Wednesday!

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

Love the alphabet print!!! I'm saving this to print off when our printer gets fixed!

Tracy @ CraftJunkieToo.com said...

I found your fabulous project and blog through the linky party at Somewhat Simple!
I'd like to invite you to my weekly T.G.I.F. Linky party to share your projects -- I'm looking to grow my party with good quality projects just like this one….here is the direct link if you'd like to join us sometime - the linky is up Thursday evening - Tuesday….:)
T.G.I.F. Linky Party

Lyz said...

Great idea for the shelves! I wonder if they are deep enough to hold a sippy cup? Might be a good option for a nightside table minus the table? Hmmm.

I love me some Ikea.:)

Sewplicity said...

This is adorable! Thanks for linking up!