Emboldened by our sleek (but extremely delayed) selection of new curtains a few weeks ago, the hubby and I have embarked on a series of DIY projects around the house lately. First up: rain gutter bookshelves. I’ve long admired these bookshelves on various home blogs from around the web, and now that the Gravy Baby is an avid reader, we thought we’d give them a try.
This shot of the Gravy Baby selecting a book while chewing on a teether is, unfortunately, the best photo I have of him doing this.
Guess what? They’re even better than we imagined. Made of plastic and mounted to the studs of the Gravy Baby’s playroom, we feel like we don’t have to worry about the Gravy Baby pulling them off the wall or hurting himself somehow on the lip of the shelf. He loves being able to walk back and forth along the shelf to make his selection, which is much easier when all of the books face outwards instead of by the spine on conventional shelves. It also makes cleaning up at the end of the day much easier, because the Gravy Baby used to pull all of his books out of their bins to get to the one he wanted.