My kids are always knocking books off of our more traditional bookshelf so they can see the covers of the book.
I thought that there HAD to be a better way!
I can’t believe how EASY and INEXPENSIVE this project was!
I got this idea over at Mama Notes and thought it was soooooo smart!
Yes, the people at Lowe’s though I was crazy when I came in with 3 small children asking where the rain gutters were.
They asked me if I was doing it myself.
“No, I’m making bookshelves!”
Blank stares ensued.
I moved on.
I opted for the vinyl rain gutter.
It was 15 feet long and I knew that I wanted to cut it in half to make two shelves (although a long one for our playroom might be next!).
So, I bought four end caps.
Total cost: approximately $12!!!
First, I cut the rain gutter in half using a hack saw.
I then hot glued the end caps on to make sure they were extra secure.
I had red spray paint at home already (these were going in my son’s room), so I gave it a few coats. I have seen many people leave them white, so you can always skip this step!
Waited impatiently for it to dry.
Then, using a stud finder, I marked a few points on the wall. Since it was going to hold books, which get heavy, I wanted it to be securely screwed into the wall.
I drilled a few pilot holes, screwed it in, and viola!
An awesome bookshelf!
He has bunk beds, so I put one on the top bunk and one on the lower bunk.
Seriously, this project is really easy and even easier if you decide not to paint them!