DIY: Mini Bookshelves | Do It Yourself

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Last year I showed you this modern nursery designed by Trisha, of The Sweet Survival, in Colorado for her little baby boy, Sawyer. Now, Sawyer is a rambunctious toddler who loves books. Which means that, like most of us, Trisha had more books than she knew what to do with.

The solution? Some simple DIY mini bookshelves.

These bookshelves are simple and modern, make a great addition to the space and, they solve this family’s book storage problem.

Best of all? Since the shelves are installed relatively low, Sawyer can take out and put away his books all by himself. And that sense of independence {aka being a ‘big boy’ or ‘big girl’} makes ANY toddler happy =)

Visit The Sweet Survival for more details on this project.

{The orange paint used on the bookshelves is Behr’s Pumpkin Patch}

*source: The Sweet Survival
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About Nicole @ Chic & Cheap Nursery

Nicole is the founder/editor of and mom of a 6-year-old princess. She has a B.A. in Architecture and a passion for design—nursery design to be precise!


  1. Just saw this idea on Pinterest, and I love it!!! I was even thinking chalkboard paint on the front and it could be labeled for each child…so many great things you could do with this idea ;)

  2. Lauren Wardwell says:

    Hi, this is the first time visiting your website. I like these DIY shelves. Do you give instructions on how to do it? Or just the photo?



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