Wednesday, March 12, 2014

DIY: Crate Bookshelf Tutorial

Greetings, y'all!
I promised some tutorials for my recent post:  DIY: Girl's Bedroom Makeover so here is the first!

The crate bookshelf

I purchased three white washed crates at Joann on a whim.  There was much debate in my brains about what kind of bookshelf I wanted my girl to have.  I had no idea what I was going to do until I walked past the only three crates Joann had.  (check them out here)  They are slightly more expensive than the non-stained ones, but acquiring the white washed created one less step for me so it worked out well.


Next, the hard part of lining them up :)
(I had a tiny helper)

Once everything was how I wanted it I used wood glue for some added stability then anchored them down with wood screws on each of the "shelf" corners. 

Following this step I added some contact paper to the shelf of each crate to cover the handle hole.  It's not necessary but I thought it would add a touch of style and a tiny bit of stability for books. 

It's really one of the easiest DIY projects I've ever done.  I'm pretty sure the novice of all novices couldn't screw this one up!  It's the perfect size for my little. :)

Here is the final product one more time!


**On a side note:  My computer CRASHED ...UGH!!  I lost blog photos of upcoming/current and past projects....like ALL of them.  BUMMER.  I'm scrambling to find my pictures on camera cards and dropbox and anywhere else I may have another copy.  Luckily, I've got a big project waiting in the wings to bring to you guys soon.  Along with my computer crashing, our family has been dealing with little bits of continuous sickness and kid related injuries.  It's been quite a first quarter!

I hope to bring some new and exciting projects to the DIY blog world VERY soon.  Please bare with me as I get organized and accustomed to my rad new computer.  
Thanks for being so understanding!
Have a great day!
~Lori




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