This post is sponsored by Livettes Kids, makers of beautiful quality removable wallpapers.

UPDATE: For directions on how to make the book bin, see my DIY BOOK BIN post!

Will Pinterest boards ever get sick of children’s bookshelves? I sure hope not. I’d happily build an entire library filled with books for the boys. In the meantime, we have bookshelves, two book towers, and our newest addition… an adorable book bin.

I made it for Finn. He was SO impressed. Just kidding. He’s never impressed by my mad skillz because he’s still young and naive and thinks I can do anything. But I’m pretty sure when he’s 20 he’ll find this baby in the garage, dust it off and be like, “Mom, you made this? You are AMAZING.”

The real star here is the lining, which is removable wallpaper from Livettes Kids. It was outrageously easy to apply and hides all of the book bin’s imperfections.

I chose Dalmatian wallpaper because it pretty much goes with anything.

Livettes Kids wallpaper is beautiful, and because  the quality s better than most removable wallpapers, it’s a dream to use. I had 9 panels to apply to the book bin and it took me less than 15 minutes. I placed one panel wrongly (Jules was kinda, sorta helping) and I just peeled it back and started over with no creases or rough spots.

For full directions on how to make the book bin, see my DIY BOOK BIN post!

I want to wallpaper a wall in the nursery and I’m thinking of putting wallpaper panels on the shelving in the lounge room.

For DIY Directions on see my DIY BOOK BIN post!

By | 2018-05-03T23:28:54-04:00 November 27th, 2017|BLOG, HOUSE|10 Comments


  1. Lily and the Wall December 11, 2019 at 2:29 am - Reply

    oh wow, great work. This looks very beautiful and sophisticated.

  2. Susan June 18, 2018 at 10:43 pm - Reply

    The instructions are great. So glad that the bin looks so great without spending a huge amount of money. There were some people that made their own and they used $75 furniture legs! Seriously. What did you use for the long thin shelves on your wall? Thanks!

    • Helen June 27, 2018 at 10:31 am - Reply

      Hi Susan!

      We bought the shelves from IKEA. They are actually frame ledges designed for picture frames, but I used them as book shelves. We have had no problems using them for books for the past three years.

      They no longer sell them but they have a similar style called “MOSSLANDA Picture ledge”, or you can get them at Amazon: Frame Ledge

      Happy reading! 🙂

  3. Nicole January 16, 2018 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    Your book box is great! I want to make one like this. Can you share the directions (how you made it)? Thanks!

    • Anon February 5, 2018 at 1:51 pm - Reply

      Yes please!

    • Helen May 3, 2018 at 11:21 pm - Reply

      For DIY Directions on see my DIY BOOK BIN post!

  4. Julie November 28, 2017 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    What do you mean “when Finn’s 20 he will find it in the garage”? Surely such a great piece of furniture can be used for other storage in the house. It looks so sturdy and the clean lines are most pleasing.

    • Helen November 30, 2017 at 7:32 am - Reply

      Those lines are less “clean” close up. 🙂

  5. Fleur November 28, 2017 at 10:30 am - Reply

    Oh heyyyy girl. I e been off the internets a while too. Good to see you. ?

    • Helen November 30, 2017 at 7:32 am - Reply

      Miss you Fleurby!

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