Saturday, September 10, 2011
I Built It Myself - Bookshelf
At our house we have tons of books. It has gotten to the point that we don't have enough room for them all anymore. So I decided to build a bookshelf for my son's room. I went to Ana White's website. She has tons of free building plans for everything - beds, bookshelves, tables, chairs, desks - anything you can think of. If you haven't visited her site go check it out. It's amazing.
I used the loft bed, small bookcase and desk plans, but I only made the bookshelf portion.
Here's a tip: When placing your shelf, measure and draw a line. Then line up the shelf on the line when you screw it in. Just make sure your on the correct side of the line. Yeah, I screwed it in on the wrong side of the line and the shelf was sloping to the left. Luckily I noticed before the glue had dried and it was easily fixed.
I had some baseboards that I used for some trim to add a little more detail to it. I think it just makes the piece. Then I filled all the holes and sanded everything down.
Then I painted it a flat black that we had left over from something else.
I think it's easier to paint it before you put the back on.
I decided that I didn't like the flat paint. So I sprayed on some clear glossy spray paint.
Total cost for my project?
Since I had the paint, backing, glue, and baseboards on hand, it only cost $20 for the wood and some screws.
Linking up at:
I Heart Naptime
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Not Just A Housewife
Reasons To Skip the Housework
Women Who Do It All
House of Hepworths
Nap Time Crafters