6 Repurposed Bookshelves for Your Literary Pleasure
In searching for the perfect bookshelf for my son’s room, I have come up empty handed, and I’m turning to repurposing for a solution (remember the repurposed ladder bookshelves seen here and here?). I have wanted to stay away from cliche themes, hoping to create a place that simply inspires creativity and thinking outside of the box. With that said, here are a few creative repurposing bookshelf ideas that I’ve found, many of which would be perfect for a grown-up’s room too!
Petits Details, a delightful Parisian blog that provides me with much inspiration, creatively used an antique toy truck to hold a collection of kids books. Isn’t it ingeniously sweet?
This skateboard bookshelf from Skate Study House seems like a good way to repurpose of all my husband’s old skate decks….but don’t tell him about my evil plot!
As seen on Recyclart, French designer Elodie Flamant plays new life into a discarded vintage guitar case by decoupaging the inside with newsprint and inserting metal rods. I love how this bookshelf is perfect sitting on the ground, making it easy for baby to access.
Reading in Public curates a fantastic Library! exhibit, wherein a repurposed newspaper rack travels to different cities, encouraging a revival in the art of reading. I wonder if this will cause a revival in repurposing abandoned racks too!
While this is not necessarily suitable for a baby’s nursery, Country Home showcased a lovely powder room door that doubles as a bookshelf! Attach a few painted wood planks onto a door, and indeed, it serves as an excellent repurposed bookshelf.
Ah, this may quite a familiar photo to you from my home, but even a library card catalog can be used to create a mini-bookshelf for your favorite reads.
Do you have any repurposed bookshelves in your home? I’d love to hear about them!