Saturday, April 3, 2010

Wall Display Book Shelf

I decided to try and make my son a fun little book shelf for his room. This was a very easy and very inexpensive project that I think turned out really cute.

All you'll need is:
2 1X3's 24 inches long (or however long you want) - $0.50 from Home Depot Scrap section
1 12 inch plaque from Michaels - $1.47
1 set of wall hangers - $2.29
1 wooden dowel (mine was 7/16") - $0.99

Step 1. Nail your 2 1X3s in an "L" shape
Step 2. Cut the bottom off of your plaque so that you have a flat bottom. Then put it up against your "L" to see where you need to cut vertically so that it will be flush.

Step 3. Nail the sides onto the "L"
Step 4.Cut your wooden Dowel Rod and nail this in place too.
Step 5.Paint them and screw on your wall hanger:

I also wanted to dress it up a little bit, so I bought some paper and added it with how it turned out!!

I also mod-podged his name with the the same paper...I just have to hang them with some matching ribbion. My next project is some home-made picture frames to match!!

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Somewhat Simple's Strut Your Stuff Thursday
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  1. Those are great! I love that the name matches the shelf!

  2. What a really cute shelf and so functional as well. I love the colors you chose and how you are coordinating everything with the same paper design. Great job! Here from Tip Tuesday

  3. Good job! I love the addition of the paper.
    ☺ Celeste

  4. Cute shelf!! I adore how you added the cute paper to give it a little something extra. Great work! :)

  5. Thanks girls for stopping by and all the nice comments!!

  6. Very cute! I can't wait to use this idea in my son's room!

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  8. Love the bookshelf. You don't see them like that much these days. I like how contained they are! My son just likes to rip the books right off the shelves!

  9. Wow, I love that you created this from scratch. I thought it was a purchased item, as is. Very smart use of the plaque! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Enjoyed your blog very much. The Book Shelf is just what i was looking for to do in my small bathroon.
    Thank you so much for sharing.

  11. Cute projects! Nice work! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!

  12. You won the DIY Day giveaway from Teapots and Robots. Congratulations! The winner was announced here:

    If you would email me at kimba {at} asoftplace {dot} net, I can get you set up!

  13. Very helpful. I'm still trying to figure out how to convince my husband that we can build it.

    Thank you so much for your sharing.

    :) I bookmarked.