So that trip to IKEA a couple of weeks ago produced something positive. Yeah! I’m happy with the RIBBA picture ledges I bought to use as bookshelves. The books add color to the room displayed like this and the shelves seem quite sturdy (nobody has tried to pull them down yet). Here’s how they look close up…



If you’re looking closely, the sides are a little rough. This is IKEA folks.


The hardest part was lining them up perfectly with a level.


This stellar example of quality craftsmanship – a sticker dot to cover up the screw. Nothing a strategically placed book can’t fix.



So if you want an easy update to a kid’s bedroom, I recommend IKEA’s RIBBA Picture ledges as an easy and relatively inexpensive option. Five 45″ ledges will cost you $75 plus tax and about an hour with a drill and a level. And even if you are not sure and you just want to see them in person, nothing bonds a family better than a trip to IKEA. HA.

There are plenty of picture ledges that are sturdy enough to hold books like this. Just search for “picture ledge” on the IKEA site.










By | 2017-08-25T14:48:51-04:00 July 5th, 2015|BLOG|6 Comments


  1. Sarah Lin January 5, 2017 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    Great shelves. Sometimes IKEA has good stuff. Can you tell me if they’ve lasted? Thanks!

    • Helen January 5, 2017 at 10:05 pm - Reply

      They have lasted for the most part. Finn and Bennett like to pull on the top ones and I feel like any minute someone will pull a shelf off the wall. But they seem sturdy and aren’t loose yet. 🙂

  2. Laura December 15, 2015 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    Jonas loves so many of those books! Great choices!

    • Helen December 16, 2015 at 3:09 pm - Reply

      Thank you! We have so many not shown here that I love too! 🙂

  3. Julie December 9, 2015 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    Love these shelves and how the books are displayed. A favorite book of one of my kids is “Snowmen at Night”.

    • Helen December 9, 2015 at 2:29 pm - Reply

      Thank you!! We love all the Snowmen at… books – they are awesome. 🙂

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