Thursday, April 21

Mini Bookshelves for Sawyer's Room

Sawyer loves books right now.  I asked my dear hubby to help me build some simple mini bookshelves to store some books in Sawyer's room.  After some consultation with hubby we designed some easy shelves for his room.  He has been working on them for a few weekends when he had the time and I finished painting them last weekend.


I wanted to stack two right below the wall in his entry at his height.  We designed the shelves with three piece of wood.  We got all of the wood from Home Depot.  The back piece is 1/2" by 8", the bottom piece is 1/2" by 6", and the front piece is 1/2" by 4.5". The shelf is 22" long.



Hubby mitered the connecting pieces to add some strength.  The pieces are glued and nailed together in an L shape.  Hubby added 1" by 1" square side pieces to add additional strength.


I picked out a coordinating orange paint.  Behr Pumpkin Patch and sanded and painted the shelves.  I love the fun color.  I cut out the numbers from vinyl on my Silhouette and added them to the front of each shelf.  We nailed them to studs in the wall.  Aren't they fun?  Sawyer enjoys them already. He loves to take each book out and then put them all back.








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95 comments:

  1. Great project, thanks for sharing!

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  2. Those are so cute! great idea- I am trying to redo some old ones for my little one... but maybe I could get motivated to build some too...

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  3. i love those! the color is awesome- his room is adorable!

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  4. How cool and fun! I love these, the look simple enough thatr I could make them....lol. They look great and what a neat addition to a little ones room!! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  5. I am in loooove! Totally putting. Mu hubby to work on these for AJ's playroom... ASAP!!

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  6. Great job! I love the bright orange! The room looks awesome!

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  7. They look great and what a brilliant idea!

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  8. I love Sawyer's nursery - so adorable!

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  9. Fabulous!! I might just have to do something like this - I "pinned" it! I love the colors in your room!

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  10. Those are awesome book shelves, I need like 10 of these for my kids room. Thanks for sharing this great creation.

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  11. OMG those are totally adorable. Love the color!

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  12. Those are perfect- thanks so much for sharing!

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  13. Crafty, creative, talented working mom...WOW.. you are on your way to supermom...way to go.. the shelf is so cute yet so handy. Love it!

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  14. The bookshelves look better than store bought.

    Dee

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  15. My sister-in-law gave me the link to your blog. All of our five children are addicted to books and reading constantly. A beautiful thing!!
    Wish I could make some bookshelves. Neither I or hubby are good with power tools. The most I do is drill :) I made a compost bin with the kids for a hands on homeschool science project--that is about as handy as I get.
    http://rawlivingandlearning.blogspot.com/2011/04/constructing-compost-bin-planting.html
    Peace and Raw Health,
    Elizabeth

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  16. These are perfect for little kids! I love the color you chose.

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  17. Ohhh, I'm a sucker for anything kids books! These are fabulous and love the color! Good job! http://littleislandstudios.blogspot.com/

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  18. Fantastic project Trisha. Just discovered your lovely blog and I've done a post on Sawyer's room over at my children's design blog. (hope you don't mind). I'm your newest follower. Have a great weekend. :)

    Check it out.

    http://littlemothdesign.blogspot.com/2011/04/big-boy-style.html

    ps- you may enjoy Moth Design too... I think we have similar taste.

    http://moth-design.blogspot.com/

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  19. These are soo cute!!! Y'all did a great job!

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  20. These are too cute!! I love the fun color and the numbers!! Hey I featured your yarn egg wreath in my post for tomorrow (scheduled for 5:00 am EST). Just found your blog today and I love it!! I'm your newest follower:)

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  21. I love these! They're just perfect for displaying children's books.

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  22. The color is SO fun! What a cute set of shelves for your little one. I love the addition of the numbers to them!

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  23. Definitely nailed it on the color choice! What cute book boxes too. I'd like to invite you to share this at my VIP party this weekend. http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/04/vip-party-12.html

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  24. I love these shelves!! We may have to make some of these for my daughter's room. Thanks for sharing ;)

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  25. I just recently found your blog, and I love it!! I am your newest follower and I am also awarding you the versatile blogger award, check it out at itsalwayscrafttime.blogspot.com

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  26. Those are really great ... I love the color and love that he can reach them so easily.

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  27. I soooo need some of these!! Thanks for sharing!!

    ~ Sarah

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  28. these are great! And they look sturdy too! I don't have any little ones yet but a variation of these would be cute for magazines or a remote caddy! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. i was reading your blog right when you posted on mine. love your home, sawyer's room - those bookshelves are genius!!
    jill @ valley-mamy.blogspot.com

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  30. These are super cute, I just love that they are at Sawyer's height! I definitely need some accessible book storage for my boys playroom, something like this is ideal, thanks for sharing!

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  31. OOooo! What a great idea. And I love the orange! Very nice. I would love for you to come link up to my Sew Crafty Party !

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  32. I love these! The orange rocks.

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  33. These look straight out of pottery barn kids! ohmygosh! genius! =)

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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  34. SO cute! Your little man is adorable too. :)

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  35. LOVE THESE!!! The color is wonderful and the numbers just make it even cuter.

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  36. I love the design! They would make cute window boxes too.

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  37. they are adorable and i love how they are hung low so your son can get his books himself!

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  38. Very cute! I love your color choice too!
    Found you threw Craft-o-maniac & your newest follower!!
    Trisha

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  39. Love these shelves (and the color!). I linked to your project at backless shirt!
    Jamie

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  40. I saw these over at Blue Cricket Design. Soooo adorable. I'm just wondering- how did you attach them to the wall? Thanks!

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  41. This is a great tutorial! I was thinking about going out and buying some shelves for all of my little lady's books, but I think my hubby will be creating these!
    Please stop by www.laughloveandcraft.com for Share the Wealth Wednesday and link up!

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  42. Hi Trisha~

    Your bookshelves are simply cute & oh so sweet! I am so happy to have stumbled upon your blog and glad to be a new follower. I invite you to share your creative projects with my followers, please link to my blog bash K.I.S.S. :)

    Drop By The Tattered Tag

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  43. These are wonderful, and I love the pumpkin color with the blue. :)

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  44. I'm in LOVE with your project!! This would look so cute in my son's room! I've been your follower for awhile now and always love seeing what you're up to!

    You should link up your project to our What I Made Wednesday Linky party at http://sweetpeasandbb.blogspot.com/

    I can't wait to see what you come up with next! =)

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  45. I love your color combintation with the aqua and orange!! Very nice :)

    Trisha Dee

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  46. Ive been wanting some for my sons room and yours are inspirational! Thanks and great job!

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  47. I really love these, Trisha! I write a children's book blog and like to share DIY book shelves--would it be okay if I shared one picture from this post and a link back to your tutorial?

    vanessa

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  48. These are just perfect! I have a one year old, but in a few months, these will be perfect in her room! Thanks for the tutorial! I'm your newest follower! I'd love for you to share it on my Tuesday Link Up Party!

    Smiles,
    Melanie
    Reasons To Skip The Housework
    Tuesday Time Out Link Up Party
    Link up Your Weekly Parties Here

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  49. Love this idea....my hubs will definitely be making me a few of these for my boys' room! I linked up at lovehadleighdesigns.blogspot.com

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  50. You did an amazing job to design and create these on your own. They look great, and kid friendly to grab books. I love the orange (and all the Dr. Seuss books inside).
    www.obSEUSSed.com

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  51. wowowo! how awesome! u did a great job..would love to do this for my baby nursery!

    xoxo
    yvonne from www.simplyvonne.blogspot.com

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  52. So cute! Keeping this idea for my son's room. He has bunkbeds and these would be perfect!

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  53. Those are fabulous and I LOVE the color. Cute room. Your home looks very nice!

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  54. I love these and the color is FABULOUS! I'm adding this to my list of projects for my sweet girl's playroom. :)

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  55. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE these!! I'm adding them to my "to build list"! Great job!

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  56. These are SUPER cute! Love the design and the color!

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  57. Just discovered your blog! Love it, and this great project. Look forward to checking out more!!

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  58. THIS IS FANTASTIC!! I love it! I emailed to my hubby to add to his hunny do this!! I can't wait!! Thanks for sharing! I'm your newest follower! Would love for you to stop by! :)

    http://alililly.blogspot.com

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  59. I love this idea, and I love the color.

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  60. They look right out of a pottery barn kids catalog! Great design I love the cut-out ends and that they are mounted at just the perfect height for your son. Thanks so much for linking to STL Wednesday!
    Mary

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  61. Visiting from Craft-O-Maniac Monday :)

    I just had to click your link because children's books and that shade of orange were calling to me! Love this project and so impressed the shelves are handmade. I'll be showing this to my hubs for sure ;)

    Thanks for sharing! If you have the time, I'd love for you to check out my blog:
    http://littlethingsbringsmiles.blogspot.com

    Have a wonderful night with your precious family!

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  62. What a great, and ADORABLE idea!! (came over from Centsational Girl's link party!)

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  63. Love it! I am in the process of redoing my son's room. I might have to add these to the list. I love the color combo of Sawyer's room! Great job!

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  64. I absolutely LOVE these shelves. so cute. I may have to try something like this.

    new follower!
    kathryn
    www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

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  65. My son loves his forward facing bookshelves. I made mine out of ikea spice racks. I love the colors in the room.

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  66. How cute is that?! The bookshelves and the kid! Those look really expensive and you have the perfect spot for them! I love that you hung them at his height.

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  67. Wow, I love these, thanks so much for sharing!

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  68. Oh my word, those are amazing! Too funny, I was just making some wall bookshelves yesterday out of wood brackets then I spy these, just gorgeous, I LOVE the color!!!! Thanks for linking up to the party.
    xoxoxo
    Kate

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  69. I came across this post through little moth design... I love Sawyer's room!! I have a Sawyer who is 2 (he's my third, I have a Jackson and a Carter too), and I'm already thinking about changing his room, as I'm planning on moving out the crib and changing table to make room for "big boy" stuff within the next year. I will definitely be checking back for great ideas! Love the colors.

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  70. What a great project! Very well done and I love the paint color you chose. (found you through pinterest) xoxo

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  71. Love them Trisha!
    Going to share this on the site right now!
    Seriously!!!

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  72. I love your blog! I just made these shelves for my son's room. I posted the project to my blog and linked to your blog, as well. Thanks for the great ideas!!!

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  73. Love these. I am getting ready to redo my boys bedroom. This is perfect. Found you on Pinterest.

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  74. Cute shelves, love that color! Where did you get the elephant picture above the shelves? I am in love with it!!!!

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  75. Super cute! I love that shade of orange. It's young and refreshing. I should make one for my daughter's room. Thumbs up for you brilliant idea :)

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  76. These are a great idea and help with storage and the mess of them being everywhere !!

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  77. Hi, I would LOVE to know the Brand and name of the BLUE WALLS! I love the whole project and your color combnation, but I love the blue. My email address is rachael820@yahoo.com. Thank you so much!

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  78. ***WALL COLOR Please?*** I lvoe the blue- what brand and color, if you don't mind. Get shelves too. My email is rachael820@yahoo.com

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  79. You don't know this, but I modeled my son Collin's room after this nursery. I love these shelves, wish I could order some!

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  80. This is a great idea I have a bookshelf in my daughters room but to many books and not much more room for a whole other book case

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  81. Do you know what the overall dimensions of these are?

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  82. Love these! We are in the process of making them for our son's room now :). Thanks for the super cute idea!!

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  83. Got my hubby to make some shelves like this for our daughter's room. They're almost finished and look great!

    One question...How did you attach them to the wall?

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  84. Thanks for the great idea! I just built two of these shelves. I don't have a router so I screwed in directly from the front, and am planning on filling the holes with wood filler. I'm so excited to paint and hang them.

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  85. I know this is an old post, but hopefully you can answer a question for me :-) how did you anchor these book shelves to the wall?

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  86. What's the name of the color for the blue?

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