Well, I expected to be continuing my post from last Friday about my closet makeover. You can see that post here. But.... I was busy this week preparing for our short weekend trip to KY this weekend. And the only day I had to go get lumber from Lowes, they were out of some of the particle board I needed. Soooooo, no progress on our closet:( Too bad. Instead, I thought I'd share a project Austin and I worked on a couple weeks ago that was pretty simple.
Wall hanging bookshelves - I bought the wood for this project from Lowes. I brought it home to cut, although Lowes would probably have done it (I just wanted to use my tools:). Then, Austin helped me assemble these babies which was super simple.
I primed and painted them. Then we put framing hooks on the back, although they'd look better if you just found a stud and drilled these directly into your wall. With the framing hooks they lean forward away from the wall a bit, but we learned that the hard way.
They're not perfect. I don't cut perfect, so you can probably see some gaps between the wood or even some crooked lines. But I like them. And they were less than $10 each. We made two for the playroom and they're great space savers. Now we can use the bins for toys instead of books. I've thought about making more for Westen and Baron's room. You can get the plans for this project here at Ana White's website. Have a great weekend! While Austin and I will be attending a wedding tomorrow night (Congratulations Kendra and Brandon!), Westen and Baron will be spending some quality time with their peeps from KY. Good Times!
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Hi and welcome to our blog! I am Kate - wife of super high energy, super republican, super fun husband, Austin, and mother of 2 adorable, sweet boys - Westen and Baron! And mother of our eldest child, our sweet Boston Terrier, Cousey! Yeah, I'm outnumbered 4 to 1 so we have a home filled with rough-housing, trucks, trains, sports, you name it! I am what, over the years, has been called homemaker, housewife, and stay-at-home mom. I dare not say what today's society may call me (I kid... I kid!) I love being home with my boys and attempting to make my house a home. I'm what my mom calls "crafty", but feel more like a novice and hope to improve on my DIY and home-making skills. This blog is a way for us to share our adventures with our friends and family. To learn more about us, click here. Enjoy!