It's been a while since my last kiddie post, so I'm so excited to share this DIY with you !
Homemade book shelves for the kiddies
How excited are the mamas right now ?
C.A.P loves to read books, I swear he could do it all day long. So, with that being said, it was an absolute must for us to have some kind of book shelf in his room, the only problem was to find one that would match with his "newly decorated themed room" (Stay tuned for the before & after really soon!)
I shopped around for a shelf, but decided to go with the homemade way, it was cheaper and I could paint them to match it to his room - peachy.
This is what I used :
Pine board : 3 pieces - 6 inches wide (2 feet long)
6 pieces - 2 inches wide (2 feet long)
Left over blue paint
We built 3 shelves total - this picture represents the wood used to build 1 shelf.
Take one 6 inch piece and one 2 inch piece and place them together as showed below. Hammer in 4 nails to hold them together. This will be your base and back piece (which will be screwed into the wall)
Since I didn't want there to be nails showing on the front of the shelves I decided to use wood glue to keep the front part of the shelf attached.
I wasn't really thinking the pictures through as I was taking them, so I don't quite have a great picture to show you where to stick the front piece on. The below picture shows it; however, the shelf is upside down (drying) because as you can see I'm gluing this on my kitchen counter, and wood glue and counters don't really get along. I know, I need to get working on my craft room ASAP !
After the glue dries, sand them down, and paint away !
This pictures gives you a better idea of what they look like. The" front" piece is the part I glued on - see, no nail marks - Yippee !
From there you just screw them into the wall. You can then paint over the screws, and touch up your shelves.
Last step - Slide your book on.
Snazzy or what ?
C.A.P so excited about his new "supaze" ! (Surprise. Kiddo talk.)
Oops, there's a little clue in this pictures about C.A.P's new room, can you spot it ?
The total cost of this project was 7.45 $.
Can't get much better than that right ?
And bonus they look awesome !
Hope you enjoyed our little DIY tutorial.
Come back Wednesday to see how I'm going GREEN !