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Thursday, March 4, 2021

DIY House Shelf


"Make it your goal to live a quiet life, 
minding your own business and
working with your hands, just as we
instructed you before. Then people
who are not believers will respect the
way you live, and you will not need to
depend on others."
1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 (NLT)

One room that has brought my heart so much joy to bring to life in our new home is my son's. In my creative mind I wanted the room to be both playful and peaceful. The right paint color can give a room a specific mood or feeling. I knew I wanted some sort of shade of green so we had a few different choices from Sherwin Williams and the one that one both in my mind and on Instagram (thank you everyone that voted!) was the color Coastal Plain. This happy neutral color made the room feel youthful and cozy. 

Once the paint was complete I was looking online for toy organization furniture. I wanted it to be of wood material and look minimal. Every piece that I liked cost way too much money! We are on a budget and that type of furniture was not worth an investment. After weeks of not finding anything I came across a blog post that had a house shelf in a playroom and right there I saw what I wanted! 

Once my mind is set on something.... I have to get it done and so we began measuring and sketching out our measurements for our house shelf! 
Because of where we wanted to place the shelf our measurements were the following:
4 ft tall (not including roof) / 30 " wide / 16" depth (shelves) 

After we finalized our measurements it was time to pick up our materials:
1. 2 x 2 x 8 lumber  (8-9 pieces of wood) (click here for reference)
2. 4 pieces of plywood for the shelves 
3. miter saw, table saw, nail gun, wood glue, drill, pocket jig, pocket hole screws, sander

If you want to see footage of our progress and how we put the shelves together, head on over to my Instagram page and click on the highlight "House Shelf." 

My husband and I just figured it out section by section. It is not a beginner's project I will add that disclaimer. I am a beginner and I needed his help on the pocket screw portion of the project. 
The shelves were the trickiest part. You can could the shelf to the measurements of the frame and place them on top of your frame and nail down. I personally wanted the shelf to nailed to the frame not on top but inside of it (if that makes sense). 
A great reference to this project is one that we found online and used it as a guide to sketch out ours is by The Ever Co (here). We didn't use their exact measurements, because our space is smaller, but again it was a great guide to start out your plans.

If you have questions please feel free to comment below :)


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