|You can kind of see the shelves behind Little Sofi.|
I used the instructions at Sunshine on the Inside. Here are her shelves:
|Sunshineontheinside.blogspot.com made corner shelves, mine were straight across the wall.|
The problem with those is that they aren't as cheap as you'd expect. I wanted four roughly four foot bookshelves. If you bought two gutters at $4 each and cut them in half that would be four shelves for only $8. Sounds great, but you also need end caps for each shelf and at almost $8 a cap that puts the final cost for 4 shelves at around $70! This time around I decided to look for a cheaper option. Now that I'm no longer scared of power tools I realized that it wouldn't be that expensive to just make wood shelves. I bought 1X4s and 1X2s and just glued and nailed them together.
|Glued and nailed another 1X4 on top|
|Glued and nailed a 1X2 to the face of the bottom board|
After sanding off the edges to make sure no one would be impaling themselves on the shelves I painted the backs purple. Since I already had the purple paint from my laundry room counter my only cost for the project was the wood for the shelves. All 4 shelves ended up costing a little over $20. And they don't look half bad!
Adding some books to the shelves will cover up the screws. I also have to fix a couple of holes that I accidentally drilled in the wrong spot in the wall and on the shelves. I'll show the shelves filled with books once I have everything else in the room completed.