As readers know, I just moved from Ohio to Arizona and we purchased our home. Ohio was a temporary spot, so we did not put up much decor and some of the things I wanted to do for Kalia's nursery were not done. Rain gutter bookshelves are all over Pinterest and were high on my list for her room!
They were SO easy to do (especially when you ask your husband to do most of it because you are busy with other projects ;)
There are a ton of raingutter bookshelves tutorials online and funny, as a DIY blogger, who expects other people to follow directions... I am not good at following instructions at all... so I just bought the raingutter and end caps and winged it.
I missed the instructions (because I did not read any) that you need to buy brackets in order to complete this project and so screwed them direct in wall =) (with anchors) On the bright side, I have more room in the shelves because I did not include the brackets. (Of course, this positive spin, is how I further condone my unwillingness to follow instructions)
Winging it DID have more positive results- we used metal shears (from my chalkboard project) to cut the raingutter shelves. Cutting it with shears was so easy and much better than the hassle (imo) of a saw.
Since I did not include the brackets, I direct you to the Google link above for a better tutorial. But I do suggest the metal shears to make it a bit easier and less messy (no plastic shavings to clean up) !
The other addition to her room was the pretty frame from a yard sale ($5) that I used for her first birthday party. I spray painted it pink for the party and I love it in her room!
Want to check out more of Kalia's nursery? It is FILLED with DIY projects!
Chic Cheap Nursery Feature
Project Nursery Gallery (I appreciate your rating if you are a member!)