Scrap-Wood Book Ledges

10:12:00 PM

diy book shelves

I love repurposing items, making useful things out of materials that others would deem trash . . .  Well that's what I did when I decided to build these scrap wood book ledges for my daughter's room.

It all started with this bin of overflowing books:
This empty corner:
And this pile of scrap wood:

I know there is nothing original about this project, but I just thought I’d share the only thing that I accomplished this weekend, lol.

I pre-drilled three holes and screwed the boards together.

I then predrilled 3 holes to the front of the shelves, added some wood glue and screwed the smallest of the boards to the the front to keep the books from falling off of the ledge.

I let Nia choose the colors, Watermelon and Blue Ocean Breeze Krylon spray-paint.

These shelves quickly solved our book storage dilemma.  Nia really likes them, she feels like she has her own personal library.  Cayden loves them too, in fact, I think I’ll have to make a trio of ledges for his room too!
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The hardest part about doing this project was hanging the shelves straight! I’ll correct that soon . . . 

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  1. I love the shelves! So simple, yet such a big result. Hmm, let me go check out our garage for some scraps...

  2. What a great idea to use some scrap wood to make these super cute book ledges! I love the colors you painted them as well! They work perfect in the corner of the room!
    I'm your newest follower. Stop on by sometime! I have a weekly linky party called Terrific Under Ten Tuesdays. It's for projects made for $10 or less. I would love to have you link up!

  3. Oh I love this Carli!! I love the rustic look of the shelves, it looks like something from a catalog!!!

  4. I'm all for using what you have to make something beautiful!

  5. love that! what a great reading space now.

  6. Such a clever idea to use scrap wood! I have never seen any like the ones you made before. I've seen spice racks turned into book shelves, but nothing like yours! You created such a cute reading corner for your daughter. I bet she loves it!


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