For my spring break, I decided to get a few things "organized". One of those things was my little man's books!
I have always loved these forward facing bookcases. So simple and cute.
And since my little man has a shelf of books....
A bin of books in our family room....
and a bin of books in "storage", I thought it might be nice to have a place he can see them and enjoy them.
I started with this great printer box. Our printer gave up on use a month or so ago. This has been a great fort for the little guy and dad, but now....it shall be a bookcase!
The plus side, I didn't have to buy anything else! I had all the supplies on hand.
I took a knife and cut the shape I wanted.
Then I took fabric and Mod Podged it to the box. You could do the inside also, but I didn't have enough fabric. (I just used some scrap fabric.)
Take some dowels and cut them the length that you need. I used for so that I would have 3 shelves. You could use 5 or 6 for more shelves.
Punch holes in the side of your box and make sure your dowels hang out slightly. You don't want the books to snap your dowels.
Now pick your shelf fabric.
Drape it over your dowels so you know where you need to make you dowel slots. Then sew across your slots. I doubled my fabric so it would be stronger and I'd have the pattern on the outside and inside.
Slide your dowels through.
And your done!! Now add books.
Isn't it cute!
I love to see all the books from the front. And it is the perfect size for my little man.
He came right in and picked his favorite book off!
Total Cost: 1 Printer and about $2.50 for the dowels!!
Of course, you could get a box for free down at your grocery store or from the office.