I finally remembered to take a few quick pictures of the Ikea spice rack bookshelves that we installed in the big boys' room a few weeks ago! After initially debating rain gutter bookshelves vs. fabric book racks to no avail, I decided to research other options.
I was SO excited to discover that there was a pre-made option that was only going to set me back $3.99 each! The racks come in bare wood so you can paint, stain or decoupage your heart out. My boys have their own brightly colored artwork hanging over their beds, so I decided just to give our shelves a quick coat of warm honey varnish to match their beds (but I do still have another set to play with for Simon's room!).
I can't even tell you how much these inexpensive little shelves have revolutionized our nightly "can we read a book in bed?" routine! The floor stays exponentially cleaner, but the best part is that we never waste another 15 minutes waiting for the boys to choose a book or two from their large bookshelf. I just swap out the titles every few days, and everything moves like clockwork. Easy peasy!