I have yet shared photos of E's room after a year of reflooring, painting, decorating...and I'm still not finished. Today I would like to share his reading/writing corner, an area which happens to be 100% complete. Alot of "pinspiration" went into this room and especially this corner.
After months of stalking IKEA for their BEKVAM spice rack and coming up empty handed, I found myself perusing the random bits and pieces of furniture in the dark corner of a Pottery Barn Outlet. Hoping I'd find a treasure to match IKEA's spice rack, mainly their price ($3.99), I stumbled upon PB Kids Collector's Shelves. I paid $15.00 each (not bad) and had to find hardware for one. They are a tad bit bigger than the spice racks and I am going to guess a little bit sturdier. They do the job and look great stacked up on the wall.
Another super idea from Pinterest was the Oil Pan Chalkboard. Yet again, I ventured into a dark (and dirty) corner of another store. The oil drip pans I found at Wal-Mart, actually had "Wal-Mart" stamped into the metal. It was large and smack dab in the middle of the tray and I didn't care for the look; so I found myself stopping in at AutoZone to purchase their galvanized drip pan. The brand name Blitz is embossed into the metal, but it is circular and I think Blitz is a cool word for a boys room. Ten dollars for the pan, a good cleaning to remove the greasy film found on it's surface and a nice coat of chalkboard paint made a great writing/drawing/magnetic board.
Can't you tell he is happy!?!