Vintage Book Holder for the Nursery

Date
Aug, 10, 2016

I think I’m still recovering from my “haven hangover”. I had so much fun meeting my bloggy friends and my head is spinning with ideas, I don’t even know where to begin! I’ll be sharing a recap soon, but today it’s all about our Monthly DIY Challenge and this Vintage Book Holder for the Nursery that I made.

The Monthly DIY Challenge

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This month we worked with HomeRight. An awesome company that sells products that make painting SO much easier. I’ve used their sprayer before, in this post which is seriously a game changer. For this project, we all used their spray shelters, which come in two different sizes, perfect for big or small projects. Andddd there’s a giveaway for one lucky reader to win an awesome prize pack so check that out after my post!

VINTAGE BOOK HOLDER FOR THE NURSERY

Vintage Book Holder Makeover

The amount of books that Eloise has for a 6 month old who can’t even read is a bit out of control. But we read a story every night, and it’s something we’ll continue to do for a long time. The only problem is that I have no where to put them all! In her old nursery, I had a few in a little basket and the rest I kept in the closet. Now that we’re in a new room and the layout and decor have changed a bit, I’m still without a good storage solution for all her books but wanted something I could keep by the glider to hold at least some of them.

Wire Book Holder

So I found this cute little magazine rack at a local thrift store and thought it would be perfect. Plus it’s easy to move around and you can see the books through it, so it’s easy to pick the one you want.

But first things first was setting up the spray shelter! I highly recommend having someone help you, but it’s doable by yourself; as I quickly found out. After sweating my butt off and a few choice words. It’s basically like putting up a tent. So if you’re not a big camper, this might be a little foreign to you. But just make sure you read the directions and you’ll be good to go!

Before you start, you’ll want to lay down a drop cloth or tarp because the shelter doesn’t have a bottom. That would probably be my only complaint about it.

Spray paint Shelter

The main thing to remember is that the two rods need to form an “X” on each side once you push them through the slots. Then you just clip the little hooks on to them and tie them together in the middle. If you’re putting it in your yard, it comes with stakes to hold it in place. But if you put it on hard ground, you can just use a heavy object to hold down the flap on the back. This thing is such a great size, I can’t wait to use it for my next furniture makeover.

 

Once I finally got it up, it was time to spray paint!

Spray Painted Book Holder

The rack came apart into two pieces, and I painted the black base white and gave the holder part a fresh coat of gold.

Nursery book Holder

It was a lot easier getting this thing apart than it was putting it back together. I had the hardest time and each time I tried. T he pieces would rub against one another and the paint would scrape off. I finally decided to coat it with a clear finish, which helped a bit and then I just did some touch ups after it was put back together.

A simple project, but I love how it adds a little charm to the nursery!

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And of course don’t forget to check out all the other fabulous projects that were created using the spray shelter!

Vintage Book Holder For The Nursery

August 12, 2016

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21 Comments

  1. Reply

    Andrea Handojo

    August 11, 2016

    Using a tent while spray painting is so smart! I always get paint everywhere!

    http://www.thebeautydojo.com

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      August 14, 2016

      Same! It’s such a genius invention!

  2. Reply

    Tan of Squirrelly Minds

    August 11, 2016

    My god I LOVE what you did with that book rack! Also, using a tent when spray painting is just GENIUS

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      August 14, 2016

      Thanks Tan! The tent is amazing! I wish I started using it sooner!

  3. Reply

    Erica @ Dwell Beautiful

    August 10, 2016

    So cute! Love the vintage charm that you updated with the fresh paint. The perfect little book holder! I just know Eloise will probably use it for years to come 🙂

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      August 10, 2016

      Thanks Erica!! It was the perfect little addition to her nursery!

  4. Reply

    Kyla @HouseOFHipsters

    August 10, 2016

    I need one of those Spray Shelters! That thing is amazing!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      August 10, 2016

      It really is! Go enter the giveaway!

  5. Reply

    Colleen Stevens

    August 10, 2016

    Spray shelters are amazing! That is a great looking book holder. You can’t go wrong with gold & white!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      August 10, 2016

      Thanks Colleen! And yes, the shelters are seriously so good!

  6. Reply

    Alison s

    August 10, 2016

    I would try out the prize on some chairs I’ve been wanting to paint!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      August 10, 2016

      The sprayer would work awesome on chairs!

  7. Reply

    Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com

    August 10, 2016

    Such a pretty holder for books, Bre! Love the makeover! And get ready to keep getting more and more books 😉 xo

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      August 10, 2016

      Thanks Kendra! I can only imagine the amount we’ll have soon!

  8. Reply

    Kristi

    August 10, 2016

    SO pretty Bre! What a great way to tuck away some books!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      August 10, 2016

      Thanks Kristi!! It’s the perfect storage and decor piece!

  9. Reply

    Bre

    August 10, 2016

    Oh man . . . just get ready . . . you WILL get even more books! It is ridiculous (in a good way). I’m glad you found a good storage solution for now. The makeover looks fabulous!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      August 10, 2016

      It’s crazy!! And it’s made me realize how bad some of them are! ha.

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