In my opinion, children need order and structure in some way. By teaching a kid to be somewhat organized from an early age, you are teaching them the proper way to function, in terms of how organized they are with school and their activities and they will know how to plan their time wisely.
I love seeing cute creative ways to decorate a kid’s room. Being creative in how you decorate a kid’s room, with their help of course, you give a child a unique way to express themselves artistically. This DIY not only saves you money but it is a fun activity to do with them. Imagine this; every time they walk in their rooms, they will feel a sense of pride, knowing that they helped in making this project.
- 4 crates like these ones from Hobby Lobby
- Sample paint (you can use four different colors or one color). You will want to use paint similar to this from Lowes
- Sponge brush
- Liquid nail
- Sand paper
- Spray finish
1. If needed, sand all the crates to a smooth surface.
2. Prime each surface and let it dry for at least 2 hours. It is recommended to work in a well ventilated area or outdoors.
3. After primer is dried, go ahead paint on the colors on the crates (fun activity to do with your kids). Let paint dry for 4 to 5 hours. I recommended using Valspar paint because it is the cheapest. It is recommended to work in a well ventilated area or outdoors.
4. After paint is dried, apply the spray-on finish and let dry for 2 hours.
5. After spray finish is dried, apply the glue/liquid nail and start stacking. If you are using a liquid nail make sure you have clamps to clamp down on the crates to ensure that they dry properly.
6. Once everything is dry, put in a nice place and start stacking kids books on it!
This is such a cute, easy, and not to mention, cheap bookshelf. Much easier to put together than those pesky department store bookshelves and did I mention it’s cute?
Are you going to try this with your kids? If you make this with your kids, feel free to share some photos!! I would love to see them.
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