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Pinning it down{3} magazine file shelf

My son has a small bedroom.  This raised bed from Ikea has been a wonderful space saver.  The floor space below is used for toy storage.  With the addition of some carefully hung blankets, the area underneath is also frequently turned into a fort.  My only complaint about this bed is that Trent doesn't have anyplace to stash the types of items that would commonly go on a night stand.  Any night stand I've seen is too short and besides, it would block the ladder.  All he needed was a little shelf.  When I saw this one on Pinterest, made from a wood magazine file, I knew that it would be a great solution for Trent's room.  And it is.  I attached it to the bed with a couple of screws- quick and easy.

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And this little reading corner, in my daughter's room, is something else I'm excited to show you.  I found the chair at the Goodwill this morning.  My 12 y.o. daughter is on Pinterest.  Sometimes I have mixed feelings about this, as some inappropriate pictures do occasionally pop up there, but for the most part, I really like it.  I like having a window into what she's interested in.  She has her own home inspiration boards.  I knew as soon as I saw this chair, that she would love it, and she did.  She likes mismatched, English inspired prints, and I thought this fit the bill quite nicely.  The needle point foot stool is something that her great grandma made and the throw pillow is Liberty of London, from Target.


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Reader Comments (11)

Genius!! You know how I love using magazine files and that is the most creative use of one I have seen yet!

January 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPam

What a great idea to screw it right into the bed! I'm always hesitant to put nails in walls, but for some reason doing it to the bed doesn't bother me at all. :)

January 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

i so get you on the inappropriate things that pop-up on pinterest. one day my son was looking over my shoulder and there was a very close to naked guy pinned. I was so embarrased. your chair was a real find. it looks so good in your daughters room. and i love your sons room too.

January 24, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdenise

Fabulous idea. I love Trent's bed- it says "make me a fort" all over it. :)

January 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

I saw that magazine rack idea- that turned out so cool! Just the right size to make a bedside bookshelf/nightstand!

January 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaurie

That shelf is a great idea! But I am head over heels in love with the chair. What an amazingly lucky find!! And what a wonderful corner of a bedroom for a young lady, especially one who loves to read (and her cat). I'm sure if that was in my dd's bedroom it would soon be covered in harnesses and rope.

January 24, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersarah

What a great idea for a bunk bed shelf! Why can't I ever come up with these kids of solutions on my own?!? I am so going to do this for my sons!

January 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDani

A delightfully homey corner for Grace. But I just know I'd end up kicking the poor shelf off the wall if I were Trent. Don't you love the feeling of accomplishing something yourself? Putting things together to make life ship-shape?

January 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterK

I love your ideas!

January 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMariposa

Thank you everyone, for your sweet, encouraging comments You made me smile. : )

January 25, 2012 | Registered CommenterDawn

I saw that magazine holder idea too! Looks like it works great.

February 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

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