Therefore, my must-have item this week is a bookcase for every kid's bedroom. If books and reading are important -- then you gotta have a bookcase. I don't care if it's some fancy-shmancy one from Pottery Barn, or one you garbage-picked from the side of the road and re-painted. Books need homes, too!
Here is my daughter's bookcase. It is actually my old college cheap particle board bookcase, repainted white. Any guesses on the college student color? Why -- Goth black of course! I slapped a good 4 coats of white paint to cover that rebellion.
I purposefully did not straighten her bookshelf for this photo. Cuz I'm lazy. No... because this is what a young reader's bookshelf looks like! Well loved, well used. Especially when you have lots of used garage sale, mom-to-mom sale and guilt-me-into-buying-more Scholastics books.
My younger child also has his own bookcase. Filled with all the storytime books his mom or dad -- and sometimes big sister -- read him before bed. An unexpected perk of bedtime storytime? Behavior management. My little boy is notorious for dilly-dallying at bedtime. If he slows down to a snails pace while collecting his various lovies or finishing his milk, he's threatened with "no stories!" Works every time.