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Ikea Hack: How To Make A DIY Kids Bookshelf

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Our children’s new bookshelves

Ikea Hack: How To Make A DIY Kids Bookshelf

I didn’t have any place to arrange my children’s books, and I certainly didn’t want to spend a lot of money to store them. While surfing the web one day, I came across this DIY idea and the day came to make it! In that post they painted the shelves white, we, on the other hand, thought to make them cheerful and colorful!

What did we do to make these kids bookcase?

First of all we bought some inexpensive selves used for storing spice containers. We used the ones from IKEA, which cost 3.49 € each here in Greece. I am sure there are other selves suited for this as well, but those were used also in the original article I got the idea from, so I used them, too.

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Ikea shelf (image source)

Next, we bought some plastic colors – they were cheaper than the made for wood ones. We went for the colors green, yellow and red and our super-dad painted them.

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Everything is ready to start painting

After they were completely dry, our dad put them together. Although first, we wanted to make one shelf green, one yellow and one red, our dad assembled it using different colors – brilliant!

Ready shelfs
All colorful, dry and ready

Then he got his drill and put them up on the wall. Come to think of it, all the hard work was done by my hubby. Thank you so much for that!!!

And here is the result! Colorful, vibrant kids bookshelves, perfect for any kids room! Aren’t they great?

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Finished children’s bookshelves

The kids loved them, they immediately wanted to start reading their books!!!

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