I knew from early in planning the nursery that I wanted a place to store books for our little guy. I also knew I wanted something a little different than a typical bookcase. At first, I wanted Ryan to build something. (This initial discussion may or may not have ended in me in tears, squeaking “Do you want our child to NEVER LEARN TO READ?” I’d like to blame the hormones, but in reality, I’m just a nutcase.)
Then, after convincing Ryan to make a bookshelf, I spotted the Madison 4-shelf bookrack from Pottery Barn Kids. I really liked that it came in navy and that the books faced outwards, meaning you could see them from the front and Baby Dub could eventually pick out his own books. I also like that it takes up very little floor space and holds a lot of books.
Which is important when you are going to have a child who will clearly be a genius and need tons of books.
Ryan liked that he would no longer have to build something to his irrational-slash-hormonal wife’s specifications.
So, I brought the piece of furniture home and set it up. Then, after a few baby showers, I had a full book rack. And it’s so darn cute I can hardly stand it. It also holds a deceivingly large amount of books.
The little school desk was Ryan’s grandpa’s from his school. So, now we have a little reading area, which I adore.
It really spruces up the corner of the nursery. The books are good looking and functional.
One more check off the list, friends. One more check off the list.