Tuesday, September 4, 2012

More about our $20 DIY Shelves

Y'all, I just love, love, love these shelves.
They are a pottery Barn knock off.... And the BEST part is that they only cost $20!! Like I mentioned in my Living room update last week, my dear friend Shannon made one for her home, and shared THIS tutorial with me. So thankful!

We followed Shanty 2 Chic's instructions to a tee and it only took my sweet husband about 45 minutes to nail these babies together and for me to apply the first coat of stain. I used a Rust-Oleum "Kona" Wood Stain and it went on great. I also used a old tee shirt to rub on a light coat of MinWax Wood Finish to seal it.

I also think these shelves would look great painted a fun bright color for a kids bedroom or playroom!
We literally just drilled these suckers right into a stud in the wall without trying to hide the screws because I knew I would be able to hide them later with frames. Super easy!

Here are a few of the close ups of things I used to fill my shelves. Lots of pictures of miss caroline of course, a few bible verses, a wooden "H" that I painted and covered with burlap, the word "JOY", a cheap mirror from Ikea and a small white ceramic owl. Aren't you just loving cute owls these days? 

I also made "Date that Made our Family" print that I saw on facebook. Easy, easy and very cute. AND framed our Family vision statement over a piece of burlap. Everything adds a personal touch to our Den. These shelves are fun because of the possibility of changing out items with the seasons. I already have some fun fall ideas rolling around in my head! :)

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1 comment:

  1. I love these Kat! I might need some for my living room, now! :) Love you!