We were able to start and finish another DIY project for the baby's nursery this past week.
Since I've been wanting to hang some bookshelves in there to house all of the children's books we have accumulated, Chris whipped together two of these pictured below for me:
When I say "whipped together", I literally mean just that!
Using scrap wood and nails he already had in the garage, he was able to make two of these in just under an hour.
This guy is getting good!
The next step was to distress each shelf which I had the pleasure of doing.
Using a hammer, a chain, and basically any other hard object I could find in the garage, I beat the shelves up a bit to give them more of a rustic look.
Lastly, I stained the shelves with the same gray stain we used on the top of the changing table and then added a top coat of polyurethane.
Here they are hung up in the nursery:
Since the shelves are pretty heavy to begin with and the books add even more weight, we used this hardware to ensure that these things won't fall down.
If you don't have the time or ability to make these shelves yourself,
you can find similar ones from this Etsy shop.
The books are a combination of gifts from friends and family and garage sale finds I have picked up over the past few months.
Below the shelves, I have some stuffed animals in this wire hamper that I picked up last year from Home Goods.
It's only a matter of time before our dog Rosie gets her hands on these!
So for now, I'm enjoying seeing them nice and clean and with their heads still attached.
I'm just waiting for a few more things to be completed in the nursery but as soon as it is finished, I'll share a look around the entire room!
In the meantime, you can check out the progress we have made in this room
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It ends Friday at 12 A.M. and I'll announce the winner on Saturday.
Thanks for stopping by :)