I've seen many versions and ideas of what I thought would be cute like the rain gutter shelves at The Stories of A To Z or these at Ikea and I really liked these DIY shelves at Frugal Home Ideas but they weren't exactly fitting what I had in my mind until I saw these at Frugal Home Designs and it was exactly what I had pictured in my mind and thus began making our own display book shelves.
Screws and screw driver or nails and nail gun
2 - 1x6 boards
2 - 2x6 boards
2 - 1/2x6 boards
Primer and paint
Step 1: To begin I cut the 6 foot boards in half so that I had 4 that were now 3 feet long. I sanded the edges of my boards and took one now 1x3 and one now 2x3 and glued it into an L shape using my wood glue.
Step 3: I took the 1/2x3 and glued it to the front to make a little lip and again drilled screws to hold it in place. Now since this is the front and will show I took the time to counter sink the screws and applied caulk to cover the holes.
At this point repeat the steps until you have 4 complete shelves.
Step 4: Prime and Paint with color of choice, we choose white and let dry in a fancy and classy way like on top or your trash bins.
Step 5: Now you are ready to have Poppa install them for you cause finding studs in the wall is not my specialty, finding a stud for a husband on the other hand is. We used 3" screws.
I wasn't concerned about the screws showing because I knew the books would cover them up.
We plan on adding a table and chair right below the shelves so she can have an activity center and a place to read. For now she uses the little rocking chair that was my mom's when she was little, mine when I was little and now it's Monkey's. Just added fabric to the seat to make it match her room.
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