Our home is no longer an adult’s house. It is a toddler’s house that has a couple of adults living in it. There is not one room in our house that is not filled with Mai’s toys, clothes, artwork or books. I can hardly remember what is was like to have a tidy house.
We read a lot in our home. My daughter loves being read to and now is at the point that she knows most of her books so well that she can recite them to us. Her books are everywhere. We have two baskets of books in our living room, a pile on her floor in her room, a stack on our night stand in our room and a shelf of them in the kitchen. I had read a suggestion regarding rotating your books out as you do with your toys, that your toddlers only need a few books out at a time. The thing is my daughter reads them all. I boxed up a few of the less popular books in her collection and she knew that they were not there. We have book picnics in our living room, where we will lay about 15 books out with snacks and pillows and we will go through them all.
I wanted to organize her books better and at a little cuteness to her space as well. This was a simple project using wooden storage cubes.
ALPHABET BLOCK BOOKCASE
What you will need:
Wooden storage blocks
Lay down newspaper and gather all your supplies. Position your first block for painting.
Place your stencil in the center of your block. Measure around all four sides to make sure that you are centered. Tape the stencil in place.
Using the color of your choice paint within the stencil.
Using a ruler or anything with a hard edge, paint a straight thick line about an inch thick around all four edges.
Let dry and then repeat all steps with how ever many cubes you choose to use. For your bottom cubes, paint so that the openings are opposite of one another so that you may get books easily.
Secure with gorilla glue, nails or screws to secure the blocks in place.
Very cute and such an ingenious way to organize the books for Mai. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!! 🙂
Thanks Janine. You have a great weekend as well. 🙂
Oh, that house was no longer yours once you had that baby! Cute blocks for the books, too.
Thank you. Yes, our home looks like romper room. Lol
So cute! You’ve got great ideas!
Thank you very much. 🙂
I love the book picnic with snacks idea! I’m going to try that with my daughter! I’m sure she’d love that
We do it probably 3-4 times a week. She loves it.
What a great idea! It’s attractive and easy for kids to use. Our house has also been taken over by Wolfy’s belongings. We don’t fight it. It’s no use. Haha.
Thank you. It does look cute & it is so much nicer to have all the books together now instead of all over the house.
Brilliant idea! I love, love, love the personalized book cases. Well done 🙂
Thank you very much, Kymberly. 🙂
The book picnic sounds like a great and fun idea! I might try that sometime 🙂
Thank you. We really enjoy it. She drags the blanket down all the time and asks for it. “Picnic, picnic”. Ok!! I will never say no to books.
So Cute… love this idea! Thank you for sharing at One More Time Events
Thank you. Thanks for hosting.
I love this idea! I swore before I had children that I would have a tidy home free of ‘kid clutter’ with a lovely neat toy box in the corner and lots of clear floor space (at least that’s what I imagined). Now with two under two, it is toys-a-go-go and the only time I ever have the designer home look that could be pinterest worthy is if I sweep all the toys into a pile and stand on them for a higher vantage point… All cute storage solutions are a godsend for us! Thanks for your post. X
If only I could get the rest of my house in order. Lol! The books were just a small portion and I only have one. Omg!
Darling!! This is so cute. Thank you for a great idea!
Thank you and you are welcome.