Girly Flat Wall Bookshelf

I built this bookshelf over the summer and finally decided on paint over the weekend. I LOVE how it turned out! I followed the plans for general directions, but my dimensions are taller and wider than the plans. I used 8' 1x6's for the sides and the shelves are about 14". I also added bun thingy's (or whatever they're called!) to the base so that the unit would fit completely flat against the wall. Otherwise you'd have to either cut out your existing wall trim or notch the shelf trim around your wall trim. This was my first time using the Kreg pocket hole jig. It took a little getting used to, so I'd suggest practicing with some scrap parts first to make sure you don't end up drilling the pocket hole completely through the board.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
Finish Used
Valspar Pink Glow and Valspar Brilliant Metals Grass Lake. For the 2nd coat of pink I mixed 3 packages of the Valspar glitter with about 1 1/2 cups of the paint. You can't see it very well from the picture, but the glitter is very visible and glistens in the sunlight!
Recommended Skill Level

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