DIY: Ikea Spice Rack Bookshelf Hack

This all started with Pinterest. Of course. And if you simply search “ikea spice rack” you will see tons of pins for it. Simple enough.

I actually found my spice racks on Amazon for about $10 each. Remember that they don’t come with the hardware!

This was probably one of the simplest projects because it was just a matter of spray painting the parts, assembling and then mounting onto the wall. I did however have a hard time with the installation (maybe because I’ve never necessarily hung shelves on a wall before) – but apparently, you need to have the right kind of anchors for the drywall. It looked good to start, but after a couple tugs and rough dropping of books into the shelves, and they came easily off the wall. 😦

They are much more studier if you use the right drywall screws and anchors or if you are lucky, you can get it lined up with a stud in the wall. I saw some other options on Pinterest for actually mounting them onto one end of the Kura Bed…. so I may revise the reading nook situation later on.

Either way… its still a cute and simple way to get books up!

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DIY: Glitter Shoe Wall Decor

I’ve been working on gathering cool random things for my daughter’s wall in her bedroom. Attempting to do a collage of wall decor that I’ve seen as inspiration on Pinterest. So you can imagine I was ecstatic about finding this cool little foam/cork pinboard shaped like a high heel! It was PERFECT! And even better… it was only $1 in the dollar section at Target. Holla! ( you can see in the pic that there were a few other cool wall decor things for $1 each and I swooped them all up!)

Anyhow, I decided to amp it up some more by spray painting it teal (I used the same leftover paint I had from the Ikea spice racks – dammit I still need to post that DIY). While the paint was still wet, I dumped a bunch of glitter on top. Once it dried… OMG…. turned out soooo cute! Probably the most affordable wall piece I have up there!

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Here’s a picture of where I’m at with the two walls for now. One side is for V and the other side is for K (for their shared chevron/teal themed room). I gotta admit its much easier to find girl stuff…. but both sides are coming along. I found a new piece for my son on Etsy (wooden shaped robot) that I’m really excited about. More searching to do!

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