Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Book Shelf tutorial

I had so much fun this weekend with redoing the wall outside of our bedroom!!! One of my favorite projects was this book shelf!!!

I saw it somewhere, and HAD to try it!!! I am a huge fan of old books...think I get that from my mom ;). I will buy a book based completely on the fact that it looks cool, and then never read it :/ I have high hopes, but let's face it, I just don't have time to sit still right now!!!

Ok, so all you need is:
*L shaped brackets (the larger your book is, the larger your brackets should be...for support)
*paint (if you want them to blend into your wall)
*An old book! (fabric covered ones look the best...something to look for at your next garage sale!)

Next, screw 2 brackets into the wall. Make sure they are level so your book is not crocked. Lay your book on top, and mark where your top bracket will go. I pushed my down a little to make sure that it was holding the book really well.
***You are NOT drilling ANY holes into the book. You are only drilling into the wall, therefore saving your beautiful book for later use! :D The brackets will hold the book in place.
Once your book is securely fastened,
You can add something to your shelf!!!
I am really loving this look, and as soon as I find some more good books, there will be more shelves going up in our home!!!

Enjoy!!!! ***If you make your own shelf, email me your pictures so I can share!!! SimplySmithDesigns@comcast.net

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  1. How cool!
    I may do this someday!! :)
    Thanks for sharing!!
    I loved it!
    It's such a great idea!

  2. Hello there! Katie from Katie Lately invited me to head over here and check out your blog! :) I am impressed! I love your blog! Gonna follow! ;) I love this idea! So cute!