Revamped Wood and Metal Office Shelves

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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!

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Versatile Dollhouse/Toy Shelf for a Little Girl

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As soon as Amanda from Mommy is Coocoo had a daughter she knew she wanted her to have a dollhouse. She loved the versatility of a bookshelf/dollhouse since her daughter may not want to play with dolls forever but would, of course, always have toys and books in need of storage. Amanda was able to create her own from a secondhand wooden dollhouse in need of a little love. With a fresh coat of paint, it’s the perfect little home for her daughter’s dolls or books and other toys!

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An Open Bookshelf for an Awkward Corner

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Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic had an empty space between the couch and window in her living room that she was always struggling to fill. The answer? An open bookshelf design from Ana White that would provide the needed height without blocking the natural light. Whitney again busted out her power tools to whip up this bad boy for under $100. That’s $700 less than her Pottery Barn inspiration!

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Wood and Metal Aquarium Stand

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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…

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Storage Bookcases

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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.

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Spinning Storage Shelf

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In need of storage for her craft space, Jeanette from Country Design Style created a revolving shelf that has room to spare. Jeanette added her own flair by gluing various styles of trim to the top and bottom. I love how accessible everything is with this design. Instead of searching around in a cabinet or drawer, just give it a spin and craft away!

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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]

Rustic Wood Bookshelf

All you regular KOD readers probably remember the awesome platform bed, nightstand, and shelves that Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic built for her son’s bedroom. This construction queen has been at it again with an Ana White bookshelf. As if Whitney’s mad building skills aren’t enough, she has this shelf styled to the nines with [...Read More]