Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Library Books

My family loves to go to the library. We go once a week, and each person chooses two books. That means we have to keep track of ten books at a time. I decided that we needed a specific spot to store them while they weren't being read. I wanted a permanent spot, we had tried the book bags, but then we had to look for the books and book bag when it was time to return them. So I had an idea.
This dresser in my entryway/hall is hiding it.
Here it is! I found the vintage wire basket at the little antique store in town for a few dollars. I got the two knobs at Home depot for less than a dollar. I used a Cricut to cut out the vinyl. It was such an easy project. I love it!
And I love that the kids actually use it! No more lost library books around here! :)
*I didn't have any vinyl in that aqua color. All I had was black and white. Spray paint to the rescue. :) I cut out the vinyl first, then sprayed each piece. Worked perfectly!

9 comments:

Beki said...

What a great idea and is so cute.

Letti said...

I love it. I am going to share this on my blog.

Tasha said...

You are brilliant. And I love the way you decorate (love, love, love) Every time I see pictures in your house I think "Oh, I love her house.) And Love you too Lynda! :)

Krysta said...

Hi! I saw this on Letti's blog. Such a cute idea!! I'm trying to rack my brain right now to see where I could do one of my own.

Tasha said...

Thanks Lynda for supporting me and linking this up. I sure do love you. And seriously, this idea is fabulous!! I was thinking about it last night as I was reading library books to my boys and trying to decide where I could do this in my house.

Randi said...

I just love that idea and wish I could do that but my five kids average about fifty books each visit so I don't think that would work for me. :) So cute though and I LOVE that you can spray paint vinyl ... I had no idea! Visiting from Creation Corner.

Alison said...

WOW!! Your vinyl is adorable!! What a cute idea... thanks for sharing!!

Denise said...

genius! what a terrific idea. now i'm going to have to keep my eye out for a wire basket, and follow your creativity.

Ginger said...

Hey Lynda..I'm featuring this over on my craft blog on May 10th. I don't know if you remember me..me & Sandra Cooper were you VT in Watauga. :) I found your blog from Traci's. Love this idea.

Ginger Bowie
gingersnapcrafts.blogspot.com