How To Make Book Ledges

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It has been 6 months since we moved in already, and we are loving this house! One of the rooms that I have been scheming about lately is Zoe’s room. Before we moved out of our previous home, I had planned on doing a small makeover to her room but the idea quickly went away as we decided to put the house on the market. We had purchased a big girl bed for her, built a cute pelmet for her window, and painted the room a light gray color (BM – Stonington Gray).

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Fast forward almost a year and here I am, thinking about her room again. I want to take my time with this since I want to really think about the things she likes and not just decorate a room to look pretty. In her last room she didn’t have a nightstand since her dresser acted as one but the layout in her current room doesn’t allow us to put the dresser next to the bed. I didn’t want to rush into buying something so we have been using a tray table in the meantime. It only holds a small lamp so it’s working just fine in the meantime. We have been toying with the idea of building a nightstand but haven’t found a plan that speaks to us yet.

One thing I was set on was book storage. I have 8 Ikea Bekvam spice racks that I used for book storage in our previous playroom. But I was hesitant about using them again for two reasons: 1. Zoe’s book collection is way bigger now, and 2. Installing those shelves almost caused a divorce last year lol …..sooo, moving on.

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I bought a couple of bookends (similar here and here) a few months ago, organized her books in the playroom, and that was that.

Pink Giraffe Bookends


But coming back to Zoe’s room, I still wanted to have some book storage for her bedtime books. I really liked the book ledge idea and it seemed to be just what I needed. So I put my best puppy face and showed a picture to my husband (he said yes 😉 )

We had some trim and scrap wood so he used that and put the ledges together using wood glue and clamping them together. He then spray painted them white and screwed them to the wall, and as soon as he was done I went in and put Zoe’s favorite bedtime books on them.

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Yes, this is only the first step but these book ledges make me so happy every time I enter the room!!! Cute, functional, and free (we had everything on hand), so definitely a win for everyone!!



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