Friday, September 3, 2010

Scrap Wood Shelves

I am so excited to show you what I have been working on for my daughter Lillie's room.  She LOVES to read so I decided that I should make the books a little more accessible for her.  This is what I came up with.  I hung the shelves extra low so that she could reach the books without a problem on the bottom shelf.  Then the top shelf I hung a little higher so that as she grows she can use the books that are a little more likely to rip.

Remember how I told you I have been playing with my vinyl program?  Lookie here:


And here:


It turned out just like I had envisioned it. 
I also brought my rocking chair from when I was  little girl over from my parents house and it goes perfectly in the corner for her to sit and read in.  (I still need to do something to it to get rid of the stickers I put on the seat as a child.)

The best part of this project is that I just used scrap wood so it was pretty much free.  I think I spent maybe $7 on the WHOLE THING!  If anyone is interested in a tutorial, I would be happy to post one.  Just let me know. 

Post Edit:
You can find the tutorial here.

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25 comments:

Camilla Jones (CioCo Photography) said...

jonie these are amazing! you so need to tutorial how you made them. i think you should pain the rocking chair white. although it probably is sentimental in that color. :)

Jonie Marie said...

I was actually thinking the same thing about painting it. Great minds think alike :) I have been going back and forth between whether I should paint it white or keep it brown though because I like the contrast that it gives. I will for sure post that tutorial for you!

The Pett Shop said...

I would LOVE a tutorial! My girls have bunk beds and I wanted to make the exact same shelves for their wall next to their level of the bunk bed so they can read in bed. I've seen them in Pottery Barn but there is no way I can spend that much money. Teach me!

The Conrad Family said...

So so cute!! I should make things like that for my little ones! We seem to have books EVERYWHERE but where they belong! Good job! Maybe you could make a really cute seat cushion for the chair. It would cover up the stickers but keep it the cute brown color!

Charli Rosdahl said...

It's everything I dreamed it would be. And more :D I love the little vinyl cut outs. Very cute. Does Lillie actually sit in the chair?

Heather H said...

I also LOVE them!! You are so creative and crafty!! I love the flowers underneath, too.

annie said...

Jonie I love it!! Super Cute!!

Teresa Jones said...

I love.love.love the vinyl! ~dArLiNg~

I vote brown.

Sandy said...

Oh my word! You are soooo talented! I love your craftiness! Keep up the good work! It's beautiful!!! Love it!!!

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Jon & Kaylie said...

I'm so jealous of your creativity! And I want the tutorial!! Love it!

Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

Very nice, I would love to see a tutorial I was thinking of making one for my daughter's room too!! I'm your new follower, come visit me at http://lifeinthethriftylane.blogspot.com/

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

I love the flowers and the little birdes. What a great girl room!

Maggie said...

Those are adorable!!!

Rachelle said...

These are very cute & I love the flowers on the wall too.

Rachelle
www.chelstamps.blogspot.com

Cara said...

Love these!! Tutorial, please!!

Melissa said...

I would love to make some of these! Please post a tutorial.

Its So Very Cheri said...

Very Cute. You did a great job

Cheri from Its So Very Cheri and The DIY Club

Rebecca said...

You really should credit Knock Off Wood, where you seem to have gotten the plans.

Jonie Marie said...

@ Rebecca
I am flattered that you think they are good enough to be from Knock off Wood. Thanks!

Sandy Jenney said...

I really love your shelves! Of course us organizers love anything that gets things up off the floor and organizes them. I'd love for you to add this to my link party that I just started.

Sandy Jenney said...

Thanks so much for linking up!! How sweet of you.

Toni said...

This is a great project! I will have to try something like this. :)

Toni

Kim said...

That reading corner is adorable!! I love the little bird on the shelf. I can't believe it was so inexpensive too, great job! :-)

Anderson's said...

Omg! I've been wanting shelves like this ever since I've seen them at pottery barn! $7, Really?