Saturday, March 9, 2013

Nursery Stuff: DIY Book Ledges

The book ledges have been built and hanging for a few weeks now, but we had issues with the paint job until tonight (Sorry for being so Type A, Danny), so they weren't ready for their close-up until tonight.

I'd originally planned on using Ikea's picture ledges as our book ledges, but, naturally, the long ones were way too long for the wall, and the short ones were way too short—so I put poor Danny to work.

Danny based his plan on this tutorial by Ana White. How did this project cost Ana $10 and us $100? Whatever. Anyway, we went with the 32" ledges.

Thank you, God, for letting my wonderful but unhandy husband complete this project unscathed.

Chilling on the floor, ready to be sanded, primed, painted, and hung. And then sanded and painted again. And then hung, sanded, and painted again. And then sanded and painted one more time. You think I'm exaggerating, but I'll spare you the details.  (On Facebook, Danny posted this photo and captioned it "Pinterest should be renamed 'Shit I Want My Husband to Build'"


These look amazing, and they were so much cheaper to make than buy, especially considering Pottery Barn seems to be the only place in the world that sells 32" ledges. I couldn't be more proud of Danny!


Nicole said...

Oh impressive ! We are buying shelves from Home Depot DIY Bathroom remodel during a pregnancy is enough for Gregory. Thinking about you often as you get closer to meeting your miracle !

Susan said...

So cool! It looks amazing and I am jealous of all your books.

WillJogForFood said...

Nice job Danny!

Great book collection! I want to buy more, but my mom says she is going to bring me tons of them. I have a feeling she won't because of luggage weight, hehe.

Amanda said...

We're so blessed to have such a nice little library already. Thanks to all who brought a book to my shower! :D

Colleen Garvin said...

Awesome!!!! Danny, wanna come do our nursery? Lol

Erica said...

Love the shelves and all the books!