Revamped Wood and Metal Office Shelves

wood and metal bookshelf

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

{…Read More…}

Keep Toys Tidy with Cube Bookshelves

diy cubby shelves

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

{…Read More…}

Wood and Metal Aquarium Stand

ballard-inspired-bookcase-aquarium-stand.jpg

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

{…Read More…}

Storage Bookcases

pottery barn kids inspired bookshelf

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

{…Read More…}

Hanging Book Rack

Shannon from Sew Sweet Cottage made a bright red bookshelf for her kid’s room.  Well actually she commission her husband to do it but she was the visionary.  I love the pop of red in the room against the bright covers of the books.  She found a tutorial on the Martha Stewart site that gave [...Read More]

Open Modern Bookshelf

Melissa from Habitat loves CB2 and their modern pieces. A bookcase with an open structure recently caught her eye, and although she loved the look, she sure wasn’t about to drop $500 on a shelf. Instead, she committed a weekend and $100 to build her own spitting image. This eye-catching, architectural shelf has a whole [...Read More]

Wood Book Holder

Here’s a fun way to put some of your prized books or cookbooks on display from Esther at wholly Kao. Esther made a holder for her cookbooks out of pieces of wood that were cut to varying heights, glued together, and then stained. The bright colors of the books against the stained wood makes for [...Read More]

Black Bookshelves

While redecorating her son’s bedroom, Carrie from Dittle Dattle was commissioned to make new bookshelves for the space. Instead of building from scratch, Carrie refabbed some inexpensive laminate shelves to look like high end catalog shelving. It only took Carrie some wood, molding, and paint to complete the transformation for $38! It’s amazing how much [...Read More]