Toddler library/ book corner: Oliver loves books & I often found him in the nursery snuggled into the gliding chair with a book. I decided an important feature of Oliver's room was a book corner/ toddler library. Pinterest is a fabulous way to get idea's, you type in the key words & are quickly presented with lots of gorgeous pictures and ideas. A few people recommended using an ikea picture ledge as a forward facing book shelf, so you can see the book fronts.
The picture ledge comes in two lengths, Oliver's room has a nice little corner so we bought the smaller shelves. We decided to pop a table & chairs under the book shelves so that Oliver has an area to read, play with stickers & be creative!
Equipment 1-2 handy hunks 6 RIBBA - Picture ledge £5.50 (Article No: 201.260.65 Length: 55 cm/Depth: 9) Screws Raw plugs Drill Spirit level Decorators chalk (which is a flexible filler you can buy in a hardware store)
Method We decided that three shelves would be enough (2 cut at a 45 degree angle & joined together) and it also means that they were not to high so Oliver could still reach them. Hubby is usually very hands on with DIY but knowing how I wanted Oliver's new room to be absolutely perfect he asked Jon, Daisy's wonderful hubby (a carpenter) to cut the 45 degree corners on the shelves so they fitted the corner of the wall just right - Thank you Jon!
Once the corners were cut it was just a case of making sure that the shelves were evenly spaced, could fit even the tallest of Oliver's books and that they were level (spirit level time)
A few drilled holes later, a few raw plugs and screws and hey presto 3 book shelves were neatly fitted to the newly named book corner. TIP: to get an even finish on the shelves use decorators chalk between the shelf joins, you won't even notice it once it's dry!