IKEA Hack Bookshelves


I taught elementary school for 7 years before Chickadee was born. Two years in second and five years in third. Sometimes it is hard to believe I am not teaching anymore, but not to worry I still have my teacher moments! The teacher in me led me to be obsessed with stocking baby girl’s nursery with books. We read at least 2-3 every day before naps; I’m training her to love reading early! 

When I brought the HUGE tub of books in to the nursery III asked how on earth we would store them all. Not to worry, I had a plan.

ikea_hack_bookshelves_stockphotoAfter a short trip to IKEA (where we also picked up this dresser for another IKEA hack), we were ready to spend the 329 hours it takes to put together IKEA furniture (it’s inexpensive for a reason folks). We bought 3 spice racks (@ $3.99 each) for the space in between the windows and I painted them white after assembling. III took care of the cube shelving ($39.99).

Here is a little tip I always use when hanging anything on the wall so that I only have to drill/hammer once!


1. Place a piece of tape on the back of what you will be hanging covering both “hanging holes” 2. Punch a hole through the tape where your screw will go 3. place it on the wall 4. screw through the hole

This method works like a charm EVERY time! So after hanging the spice racks turned shelves and putting together the 4 cube bookshelf, all that was left was filling the cubes with books and styling the shelves! Yall this was my favorite part. I LOVE love love looking through children’s books….they bring me back!


I included a few of my favorites, children must haves if you ask me, below! You can find them all on our shelves!


The Giving Tree | The Very Hungry Caterpillar | Goodnight Moon | The Velveteen Rabbit

The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name | The Polar Express | Press Here

 The Kissing Hand | Guess How Much I Love You |  Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

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