Made it Monday 5.24.10

For Made it Monday this week I am showing you a quick and easy way to make a book shelf for a little one.  I found two wooden CD crates from Micheal's craft store in the unfinished wood section.  They were pretty cheap so I grabbed two of them.  First step was to paint them a fun color.  I tried lime green but it clashed with another green in the room so I went with this electric blue color.

The middle part of the bottom of the crate is open so this is where you have to get creative.  I had my Remington Man cut two thin pieces of board the size of the floor and I glued them in so the books don't fall through.  You could also use cardboard I think.
Screw to the wall; we used anchor bolts to make sure it stays put!  Then fill with books!

What have you MADE?

12 comments:

  1. Too cute! I could see using them to store a number of things. Great idea. Thanks for hosting.

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  2. Great idea. They're perfect for books.

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  3. Thanks for hosting your party, it looks like fun. The books in the pretty blue crates is a good idea, keeps them coralled and Jack can choose what he wants to read. Clever!

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  4. Thanks for letting me link up! I LOVE your little bookshelf idea--especially the COLOR, and hanging them on the wall under a window. Very cute!!!

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  5. We have a bunch of kids' books crammed into a basket- this solution is so much better! Thanks for hosting!

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  6. thanks for hosting! i don't know how i ended up putting my link in twice. i'm so sorry. i can't figure out how to delete one. help! thanks.

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  7. What a cute bookholder!

    I hope you have stopped by and entered my giveaway.

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  8. What an awesome idea! I love it! Thanks so much for hosting!!

    ~Morgan

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