doing this with cooper's books

I love the idea of narrow shelves with 'safety' rails for storing and displaying kids' picture books. The effect is so inviting; kids would surely be drawn to it. -- Unexpected Storage for Small Spaces: Apartment Therapy.

closet turned reading nook

Closet turned reading nook and toy storage - What a sensible idea where space is an issue! Storage above and beneath adds to the practicality of this project.

Shoe box tops wrapped in different fabrics. Cheaper than using canvases.

fabric wrapped canvases (or shoe box tops).awesome idea if you don't have any canvases or just don't want to spend the money on them. I think I might try to cover some shoe box tops.