They were SO easy to do (especially when you ask your husband to do most of it because you are busy with other projects 😉
There are a ton of raingutter bookshelves tutorials online and funny, as a DIY blogger, who expects other people to follow directions… I am not good at following instructions at all… so I just bought the raingutter and end caps and winged it.
I missed the instructions (because I did not read any) that you need to buy brackets in order to complete this project and so screwed them direct in wall =) (with anchors) On the bright side, I have more room in the shelves because I did not include the brackets. (Of course, this positive spin, is how I further condone my unwillingness to follow instructions)
Winging it DID have more positive results- we used metal shears (from my chalkboard project) to cut the raingutter shelves. Cutting it with shears was so easy and much better than the hassle (imo) of a saw.
Want to check out more of Kalia’s nursery? It is FILLED with DIY projects!
I love Kalia's nursery so much and I cannot believe you got that huge pink frame for $5!! So excited to see that you're settling in to your new home xx
Thank you Tamsyn!! Yep that was a yard sale score!!
Love the concept of Rain Gutter bookshelves!!!
Great set up. Book placing looks cool. I kinda want to do that myself. Actually my wife was thinking about the same idea for shelves.
Rain gutter bookshelves. That's brilliant. Hello by the way. I met you at Blog Her '12. Hope the move has been smooth and you are all settled now.
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Those shelves look great! We just tried our hand at some rain gutter bookshelves this past weekend and love the results! We totally agree they are such a stylish and cheap DIY project that will have such an impact on a little one!