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I'm so excited about today's post because it's another project I could check off my Pinterest To Do's!
These bookshelves made out of rain gutters (yes, you read that correctly) are nothing new. In fact, I've seen them roaming around blogland for quite some time now. And for good reason: they're AWESOME! I pinned them as soon as I found them and just finally got around to getting her done.
I mean, seriously, check them out for yourself and tell me you don't instantly get the desire to try this simple little project:
Yeah, that's what I thought...Pretty cool, huh?
These fabulous rain gutter bookshelves are cheap, easy, quick and pretty!
One 10 ft vinyl rain gutter will cost you just under $6, and a set of caps (what you attach to the end of each shelf) are also just under $6!! So for around $12 (assuming you make one 10 ft shelf instead of cutting it in two like I did) you can transform your walls into a book gallery for your little one/s!
But since I cut my rain gutter in two I had to buy 2 sets of caps so my project came in at around $18, which is till very frugal!
The installation process pretty much consists of sawing your gutters to your desired amount (I just cut mine in half to make two shelves), finding studs on the section of the wall you want to mount them to, using a leveler to make sure they come out straight and screwing them in! That's it! I could have done this myself, but enlisted my hubby since all my little darling wanted was to be in mama's arms that night.
It's also said that children tend to read more when they can see the fronts of their books and not just the spine. I can attest to that! Lily has always been an avid reader but now I find her flipping through her books even more! And she just loves putting them away now. It used to be such a chore for her to try to insert each book back into it's slot in the traditional bookshelf she had. Now, all she has to do is flop it back into the shelf... easy peasy!
Here are a few children books recommendations (the following are affiliated links):
Have you finished any projects you've found through Pinterest? If so, I'd love to hear about it! Who knows, maybe it will make it on my Pinterest To Do list!
More projects for your enjoyment!
How to Frugally DIY a Kid's Gallery Wall
Spring Inspired Painted Coasters
2 Creative Photo Displays Made from Scrap Wood
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