We have now been in our Nashville home for about seven months, which means that most of the house has been decorated - with the exception of a few hanging items. Woo hoo! With that, I am excited to share a special addition to Linc's room: the DIY bookshelf that I made. This bookshelf is extra special to me because it is the only thing I personally crafted in the house (ha!), and because it holds the most special possessions to our boys: books.
Today, I wanted to share how I made this DIY hanging bookshelf - yes, it is easier than you think! Plus, it turned out so cute that I'm sharing the photos of the shelf, including our amazing collection of books that subside in it. Here we go :)
When decorating each boy's room, I knew that including a bookshelf was a necessity. Since announcing my pregnancy with our first, we have been gifted and have compiled a pretty serious collection of books. With the number of books that we own and the importance we place on reading to the boys several times a day, making this collection easily accessible in their rooms was important. In the past, I had purchased hanging bookshelves from both Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware. In fact, V has the hanging bookshelf from RH Baby & Child, which you can find here. Yes, I love it, but it is not cheap. At $279 a pop, I wanted to figure out a way to make my own - plus, I had some scrap wood laying around the house. Go figure.
To my surprise, it was easier than I thought. Below, you will find the list of supplies you will need.
How To Make a DIY Hanging Bookshelf
How to Hang A DIY Bookshelf
I have no clue(HA!) because I hired a handyman! I will tell you that he used L brackets, which is why I recommend buying L brackets. You can probably do this part yourself, however, I didn't want to risk doing it wrong and the bookshelf potentially falling down.
There you have it! Your own DIY bookshelf. Trust me when I say this project is super easy. Even if you don't have spare wood lying around the house (why would you?), you can easily go to Home Depot and purchase some for super cheap. I also want to admit that I hammered the nails into the wood rather than drilling them. I talked to my handyman who hung the shelf and he said that next time I better use a drill and screws for a better hold, thus, my recommendation.
Happy Woodworking, ladies!