In need of a place to keep our growing collection of baby and children's books, we opted to build our own custom sized bookcase from scratch. We mounted it against the wall and added crown and baseboard molding to give it a more built-in look. We keep more of the personal decor and grown-up books on the higher shelves. Every night before we put our kids to bed, they get to pick out a book. We also added the storage area below for their toys. We painted the piece the same color as the room trim to help it look like a more cohesive part of the room. We included a full tutorial on our website if anyone is interested in seeing how to build one.
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