A few months ago I inherited a whole library full of children's books from my nieces and nephews. I toyed with quite a few different ideas for shelves. Everything from rain gutters (too much work, labor, cost) to spice racks from Ikea (too small, would have to be painted). I decided on the same picture ledges that I have in my kitchen for my gallery wall. At only $15 a piece I knew they were the only way to go.
BEFORE vs. AFTER!
I LOVE them. I much prefer a ledge to a book case so that the books face forward. It fills such a big empty space on her huge walls and I love the bright colors that pop against the pastel pink.
|Two of my favorite books as a kid - The Magic Grinder and Button Soup!|
Like I said, I've been getting things here and there to add to her room. Months ago I was at Michael's with my mom while she was picking up who knows what and I found initial hooks in the dollar bins. A dollar! 100 cents! Unfortunately "U"s were hard to come by, so instead of spelling out Autumn's entire name I bought her initials. Another pass of the pink spray paint and voila! Fun wall decor!
While I am so excited about the changes I've made in her room - it's quickly becoming my favorite - I am totally lost as to what to do with the biggest wall in her space. Our ceilings are so massive that I can't just throw anything up on the wall. It will get swallowed by all the space. I've toyed with the ideal of vinyl but I haven't found anything that really grabs me. Any ideas???