current project - bedroom shelves

Thursday, February 23, 2017

I'm here, I'm here!!  I've completely fallen off the blog wagon for a couple of weeks.  Just had way too much going on.  Weekend sports, Izzy's birthday party, my mom came in for a visit, and tackling a few belated projects.  I get my love of DIY from my mom, so she is always game for projects when she visits.

Changes are a brewing in Izzy's room.  The kid clutter is real.  My mom helped her with a small purge (basically empty gum wrappers and scrap paper), but there is still so much left over that she has an attachment too.  I got sick and tired of seeing knick knacks, shopkins, and emoji toys covering every square inch of the top of her dresser.  This clean dresser top lasted all of one day.  We needed shelving and more storage options.

| DIY inlay mirror . bunny lamp . wall art . baskets - Homegoods |

I took down the book ledges.  While I love having books on display like this, it was no longer practical.  As she got older her books changed from large picture books to smaller chapter books.  Ledges aren't ideal for that.

I fell for this bookshelf from CB2.  Simple, clean modern lines.

And decided to make it myself with the help of my mom :)  Not only did I save a lot of money, but I was able to make the shelves a little taller for storing those taller picture books in baskets below.

I gave the whole thing a few coats of white paint.  I swear by this paint sprayer.  I purchased it when I was painting our office built-ins (I've got to blog about those!) and also used it to spray Sam's Jenny Lind bed.  It's absolutely amazing.  It's only $41 and does what all of those fancy sprayers do.  It's incredibly easy to clean, and look at what the canister is.  Your everyday mason jar!  Have to stop during a project?  Put a mason jar lid on the top and you can save the paint.  Don't want to mess around with refilling the jar during a large project?  Have another filled mason jar on hand and quickly switch it out.  Bam.  Seriously can't say enough wonderful things about it. 

The bookcase is finished and is now up in her room.  I'm still tweeking (it tried autocorrecting that to twerking, ha!) the styling but wanted to give you a little peek at it.

There are more changes to be made in here before I take more photos.  Bedding is getting a switch-a-roo, and all of the polka dot decals are coming down.  I'll keep ya posted!


  1. Shelly, I love the way you styled the shelves! I always like seeing that pop of pink against the white. We are definitely going to be checking the paint sprayer out, it sounds amazing and super easy!

    1. Thank you!! And, you will love that paint sprayer :)

  2. The bookcase came out great Shelley! Tutorial? I have the Critter too....I like it for small projects and for keeping paint stored in jars after spraying!

    1. Thanks, Lisa! And, yes, I'm planning on a tutorial :) I just love that sprayer. Best $40 purchase ever!


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