Love these Shelves!

While my husband was deployed for a year I decided I wanted to redo the kids playroom. I wanted them to have a space that was organized. Somewhere easy so that what they were taught about putting their toys and books in a specific spot at school could be followed at home too! Well this is the plan that I had found Ana's site with. I loved these shelves on but hated the price. It was an amazing day in the Clark house hold finding Ana's blog! I had to build them right away! and well I did! they are Amazing and the kids love them! (keep in mind this was my first time building anything lol)(sorry for not posting this sooner)

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$5 ea.
Estimated Time Investment
An Hour or Two (0-2 Hours)
Type of Wood
Finish Used
Semi Gloss Valspar blue. I would defiantly sand them down more if I make them again. Love the way they turned out even though I messed up on the first one but anyone who has ever seen them hasn't noticed lol.
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Mon, 06/27/2011 - 13:00

Hi - We've got ours all finished but not sure how we are going to install them. We know they'll go into a stud but I'm curious how you did it.

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Mon, 06/27/2011 - 15:39

well the way i did it was get two screws found where the studs were and right above the top bar i rested my drill on it and I put each of them into the back of the shelf because I knew a book would cover the screws... now you can always add the same color paint over the screws to help them blend better when there isn't a book in there. Hope this helps. It made them really secure for when the little ones would get the books down. I know some suggested picture hooks.. but to me it just didn't seem sturdy enough.