DIY Mini Kids Library

by Lynn Lilly, Dec 06 2022

Mini Libraries are trending for adults and kids. I snagged a fun 360 raw wood shelf off Amazon and turned it into a colorful mini library using Rust-Oleum Chalked in White Linen, the Rust-Oleum Clear Matte Chalked Sealant and Testors Craft Acrylic Craft Paint! I am excited for this to go in the girls playroom in the new house. I am going to let Lily decide how we organize her and Bella's library of books! Check out how easy it was to make!


Project Video: 


  1. Make sure to read the safety instructions on the spray paint cans before getting started. Spray Paint outdoors or in a well ventilated room. 
  2. Shake cans well before getting started. 
  3. Spray in sweeping motions about 8-12" from the the project. 
  4. Depending on the wood you will need to do multiple coats. The wood in my project sucked up the paint so I did many coats. I used 4 bottles in total (it was also windy day) Wait 15-20 minutes between coats. 
  5. Next I wanted to add a pop a color so I used Testors Acrylic Paint to paint the shelf accents. 
  6. Once dry finish by spraying on the Rust-Oleum Chalked Clear Matte Sealant. Let dry for at least 2 hours. 
  7. For the final touch I glued trim around the edge of each level! 

I love how this turned out! I am going to let me daughter Lily decide how she wants to organize her books! 

DIY Kids Book Shelf

You can find Rust-Oleum Chalked Spray Paint at Target, Walmart, Amazon and Home Depot

Happy Crafting! 


This post is sponsored by Rust-Oleum but all thoughts and opinions are my own!  


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