One of my favorite places in our community is the local public library… there is a great children’s section that has a fantastic selection of books, a wall of computers with children’s games, and a play area for the littles. It is truly a wonderful place and the best part? It’s free! (Take that, kindle.)
Our library is much more generous than the one I grew up with – we can check out up to thirty books on one card! Can you believe it?! And while we don’t usually pick out thirty books to take home, we do pick up quite a few… and inevitably, I wind up with a giant pile of books strewn all over my coffee table.
Enter my solution to this problem: a Mod Podge Library Book Bin!
While cleaning out my game room closet, I found this rolling bin that I used for my girls’ toys when they were younger:
It had a little bit of wear but was still in decent shape. I wasn’t feeling the red anymore, so I got to work covering that up with some torn book pages and Mod Podge. I mixed in some children’s book pages for a little added whimsy (and if you’re gasping over tearing up a children’s book, never fear. It was a free Chick-fil-A kid’s meal book). The inside got a quick coat of ASCP in Duck Egg blue.
Once dry, I simply hot glued some lace and ribbon trim along the borders and added a mini slate chalkboard (from Hobby Lobby) to remind us when the books are due.
The girls have enjoyed rolling the bin out when it’s time for reading, and I’ve enjoyed being able to see the top of my coffee table… it’s the little things, peops.