Amazon Bookcase Hack

Stuff happens.
And you need a place to put it all.
One thing that will help you keep your sanity, mamas, is to have a place for everything. Train your children to know that place, so that as they grow, they can put their own things away.
I searched a few thrift and antique stores, looking for the perfect storage piece, but the school year was well on its way, I had not found the right thing, and I wasn’t feeling quite organized.

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Pressed wood to the rescue!

I found this piece online.   I liked the look of it, and loved the cubby shelves.  When my husband was assembling it, he was inspired to replace the flimsy back with a sheet of metal.  He also added metal labels in place of paper ones.

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Yes, he is brilliant.

I wanted to share it with you, because, even when you can’t find the “perfect” thing, don’t have the time (or know-how) to build a custom piece, or don’t have a huge budget, you can take what you do have and make it better.

We now have this cute, one-of-a-kind bookcase for our day to day homeschool stuff.

Now, I would love to just put cuteness on those shelves…

and have them perfectly styled at all times…

with some of my favorite vintage books…

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and the faux greenery I am so good at growing.  🙂

But, real life requires me to put these shelves to better use.

and that’s OK.

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Real life is good.

My real life kids loved adding their names to *their* shelves.

amazon bookcase hack by riggstown road

And I love being organized.  Leaves me time to focus on…

amazon bookcase hack by riggstownroad

you know,

all that other stuff.

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