DIY Bookshelves

Hey, if you didn't see my guest post on my friend Carly's blog, here it is(the extended version)I can be a little crafty when I wanna be :)

I've been super busy this week, I will update later!! Exciting week for this mommy!!

I made some super cool, and super easy bookshelves this week, and I thought it would be cool to share :)

Supplies needed:

1- 1 x 6
1- 1 x 4
1- 1 x 2
Wood glue
Wood Screws
Spray Paint

So, to start off, I went to Home Depot, and got this super sweet guy to cut some wood for me. I had him cut each board into 6, 1 foot pieces. This makes six bookshelves.

I brought them home, and glued them together, like so... I would change one thing, I would glue the 1 x 2 at the end, instead of on top of the 1 x 4 for more book room

Gorilla glue is my wood glue of choice.

I let them dry for 24 hours, then took them to the garage for a coat of paint. I chose red, because my boys' walls are gray. I like the pop of color.

 I let the shelves dry for about 12 hours. I am way too impatient when completing projects.
As soon as my handsome hubby got home, I got him to hang them for me :) He is the hanging master.
We hung 4 shelves in their book nook.

 (My kids could have cared less)
 I had him hang the remaining two side by side, for DVD storage.

(My middle was mad because daddy was blocking the TV)

 I am very happy with this easy, cheap project!

This only fit maybe half of my kids' books. We love books in this family! I love having them on display, especially the books from my childhood! Check out the vintage sticker!

Total cost for this project was $34.00, and that's because the guy at home depot convinced me to get the more expensive wood, which I totally think made no difference at all!

I am going to be doing lots more DIY projects this year!!! Stay tuned!

-The Banks Mama


  1. looks easy, so maybe I could do it! And your boys are BEAUTIFU:


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