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DIY Kids Bookshelf, Pinterest Success

I tend to think of myself as a relatively crafty person, so when I had a guest post about a DIY kids bookshelf, I was so excited to try it. For my baby shower I asked people to bring books instead of cards, and we had a great turnout! Up until just recently, I had stored all the books on the bottom shelf of my daughters changing table, but as she has gotten older I felt we could get rid of it, but I needed a place to put all the books. In comes the DIY kids bookshelf!

DIY Kids Bookshelf

DIY Kids Bookshelf

It really wasn’t that hard to make. I started by buying all the supplies that I needed: 4 crates, the paint (I used the brown that we used for my daughters room to match, and a pink and purple), paintbrushes, the glue, and I wanted to add “ABCD” to the side.

DIY Kids Bookshelf

I started by painting all the crates. I used 2 coats to make sure it was completely covered.

DIY Kids Bookshelf

DIY Kids Bookshelf

Then I set them up to see what order I liked best.

DIY Kids Bookshelf

This way I knew what crates to put what letters on. I did letters on both sides.

DIY Kids Bookshelf

After the letters dried, I glued the crates together. You need to clamp them together, but I just used books (I have a TON of nursing books, and those babies are heavy).

Lastly, to put all her books on it and it’s finished.

DIY Kids Bookshelf

DIY Kids Bookshelf

All in all, it took maybe a total of about 5 hours to do. Painting the crates took the longest at about an hour each. I am really pleased with how it turned out!

In the original post, it was mentioned to clear coat it first, but I left that step out because I like the look.

Do you think you will try this out? Have you tried making this before? If so feel free to share your photos!

Thanks for reading, Cassie

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