January 19, 2012

IKEA Spice Racks turned Bookshelves

I know we've been seeing this idea floating around all over Pinterest and other blogs.  I first saw it on Daily Garnish's blog.  I thought it was such a super cute idea.  I didn't really want to put it on a dresser or the changing table so I decided on hanging them from the wall.  There is a small strip of wall next to the closet that would work perfectly!

We bought the spice racks at IKEA for $3.99 each.

BEKVÄM Spice rack, birch Width: 15 3/4 " Depth: 3 7/8 " Height: 3 1/2 "  Width: 40 cm Depth: 10 cm Height: 9 cm
Then I primed them, let it dry, and spray painted them a gloss white.  I did 2 coats because I figure kids are rough on things and I rather do it now than later!

From here I told Hubs where I wanted them hung and he went to town with the rest. 

Here's what they look like now. 

Sorry for the grainy iPod picture.  I'll take a better one for the entire room reveal.


  1. love it, Meg! Looks great! So great, in fact, that we may steal the idea from you! lol

  2. You should totally do it! It's not stealing!

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