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Sprout | Book Slings for Nursery

Kids need books but finding the right piece to hold them in is key!  I don't necessarily want another piece of furniture in the nursery or at least, I'm trying to avoid it because I'm sure that the floor space will be easily filled with other things and we might as well use the wall space, right?

Well, I thought that I wanted something like this to hold books.  Something that I could mount on the wall next to the glider for easy access for reading to our Sprout.  It's pretty cute and simple but the cost behind it isn't so cute and simple.

Then I saw this and while it's massive and maybe better for a basement or playroom, still was cute and simple and allowed for the kids to see the covers which, from what I heard from Whitney, is really big right now to help promote kids to read.  So, best of both worlds but still a little too big and too pricey.

Then Whitney sent me this link showing her next project in her house that she found HERE and I thought this might work too... But not exactly what I was thinking, just yet.

Then, without much more looking, it was there!

Melanie Bauer featured on Ohdeedoh

The above and below picture featured on Penny Carnival along with her TUTORIAL!!!!

Seeing all of these pictures and these links makes me want to run to the hardware store and start this project RIGHT NOW!  Not to mention the fact that I got a SINGER sewing machine for Christmas and I can create these on my own!  I'm so excited and can't wait to create these for the nursery!  So fun!

I love when ideas come together without a lot of research!

I'll post a nursery reveal post once it's all together.  Until now, you'll just be getting bits and pieces...

Stay tuned...


Glad you like the book slings!! Best of luck with your pregnancy and congrats!

- e
Allison said…
Can't wait to see what you create!!
Mrs. Dirnberger said…
I love those book slings. I have never seen anything like that before???
And congrats on a BOY...they are soooo much FUN :)
Wendy said…
You got a sewing machine?! Awesome! Can't wait to see what you make!

Those fabric slings are soooooo cool! We are way into books and the girls have always had a TON of them. We bought them a five shelf book shelf when they were infants and it's remained fully stocked. I always wanted a shelf like the two you pictured first. I like to see the book covers.

I am thinking seriously about making those fabric slings for our new house - the girls always bring books to bed with them - the slings would be a good way to have books close to them, but not IN bed with them! ;)
Bethany said…
oohhh I LOVE all of those!! I wish I would have seen something like this while we were putting together my sweets nursery. Can't wait to see what you decide on!
Alyson said…
I love those!! Great idea! We have a shelf but it doesn't hold all of his books.

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