Liam is about to turn four and this little man has quite the book collection. The collection is part in thanks to my friends gifting a book in lieu of a card when I had Liam’s baby showers and he receives an abundance of books from his grandparents along with others. Great problem to have – but finding a new way to store this growing collection of books is the design dilemma.
Currently, we rotate the books out every couple weeks and store them in his side table / night stand.
Side Table – Stores books / Vintage airplane
If you want to check out Liam’s entire room you can here.
The side table is “fine” but I am wanting a better solution that hold more books and of course on a friendly budget.
I stumbled upon a wonderful blog called The Aestate the other day and loved the bookshelves she just used for her daughters room.
Add in some hardware costs – still a great solution to displaying books and making them easily accessible for little man to reach. Hoping that he doesn’t think they are climbing mechanisms to scale the wall.
Last year, I decided to get my son’s toys under control in our basement. So I painted an old white shelf we had in the garage red and found every kind of bucket and bin we had around the house. I organized his toys so that each bin had some sort of theme (i.e. – Toy Story, Avengers, Robot Dinos, Cars, etc.). That way, he could pull one down and know that all of his robotic dinosaurs were together, which is very important for a kid who remembers every single toy he owns.
And recently, I decided to try out chalkboard labels as a way to identify each bin. Remember Jill’s fabulous “Little Details” post? I had bought some labels on eBay a long time ago, and she inspired me to finally get them out and put them to use. If you can’t find any on eBay, the ones I bought are also sold by this Etsy shop. I bought a pack that has all different sizes, so I can find all kinds of uses for these babies.
Chalkboard Labels – Varied Sizes
Then I went to Hobby Lobby to find chalkboard pins because I’d read about them on another blogger’s site. I found these and used the weekly 40% off coupon.
I love the way the labels give character to the play area setup.