Eclectic Bookshelf Makeover

Have you ever gotten an itch to take on a project that is totally different and extra special? That’s exactly how Mark Montano felt when he dove into this bookshelf makeover that combines his love for MacKenzie-Childs furniture and circus images. Mark spent two full days transforming a bookcase in need of TLC with chalky […Read More]

DIY Ladder Shelf for the Patio

Kristi from Making It in the Mountains had a sunny corner on her courtyard deck that was practically begging for a plant stand. At first, Kristi was thinking a garden bench type stand, but then she came across Ana White’s plans for a ladder shelf. Perfection! This shelf is versatile enough to be used pretty […Read More]

Industrial Rolling Shelves

Jennifer of Dear Lillie has recently tackled a few projects in her dining room including building this set of industrial shelves for a bare wall that had been driving her crazy. After also building a dining table for the space, Jennifer says she wanted a simple project, and these shelves definitely fit the bill! They […Read More]

Ladder Shelf with Wire Baskets

Katie from Addicted to DIY finally crossed off a project that had been on her DIY list for awhile – a ladder bookshelf for her oldest son’s room. While the wire baskets may account for the bulk of the expense with this project, they are also what makes it so stinkin’ awesome! In this case, […Read More]

Revamped Wood and Metal Office Shelves

Bridget from Windgate Lane needed to maximize the storage space in her office, yet the small bookshelves she currently had were simply not cutting it. After being inspired by wood and metal shelves from West Elm, Bridget decided to revamp her existing shelves for a cleaner look and larger size. She was able to reuse the metal supports so it only took new lumber and some spray paint to get the job done!

wood and metal bookshelf

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Keep Toys Tidy with Cube Bookshelves

With a generously-sized closet and no need for a dresser, Hillary from The Friendly Home had plenty of space for furniture in her daughter’s bedroom. She already had a set of bookcases. Unfortunately, they happened to be “cheap, ugly, and “not very sturdy” bookcases that Hillary was more than eager to replace. She said goodbye to the laminate shelving and built a pair of solid wood cubby shelves following plans from Ana White. Hillary loves how the cube design keeps book standing up and allows for hidden storage so everything looks neat and tidy.

diy cubby shelves

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Wood and Metal Aquarium Stand

Marie, a KOD reader without a blog, wanted to create a display shelf on a wrought iron aquarium stand she purchase online. A bookcase from Ballard offered just the look Marie was after, and she sought out the help of her husband to revamp the aquarium stand by adding two plywood shelves. I’ll let Marie take it away with the details…

ballard inspired bookcase aquarium stand

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Storage Bookcases

Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic added a set of bookcases to the list of furniture items she has constructed for her daughters’ shared bedroom. Whitney followed plans by Ana White but built on the functionality by creating a cubby storage space on the bottom. The simple addition of the boards will keep toys contained on the shelves and is cheaper and easier than hunting down baskets that fit perfectly.

pottery barn kids inspired bookshelf

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