Thursday, May 10, 2012

PB knockoff wall bookshelf…

I spent the first five years of our marriage wanting a baby, and went through miscarriages and infertility issues before we finally had Justin!!  That time waiting to get pregnant stressed me out—but also gave me loads of time to think about how I wanted to decorate a nursery for my baby.

I wanted something sentimental from my husband for our baby.  So he ended up making a diaper changing table cabinet with my dad, and a wall bookcase with his dad.


I love the look of a magazine style bookcase where you can see the book covers instead of their bindings.  I wanted something homemade and didn’t want to pay the price for one from Pottery Barn—and I didn’t like the sizes they offered.

I found this bookcase instructions from Martha Stewart, you can find it here, and put my husband to work!!  it turned out so cute, and I had to have it red!!  So I painted it Santa Red:)

This bookcase has been installed and uninstalled several times through the years as we moved and it is durable!  My favorite part is the lowest shelf which my smallest kiddos can reach by themselves.


It adds so much color to our playroom and is a great focal point in the room!!

Now, please make me feel better by telling me you have books that look like this in your house…

May I just clarify—we don’t have ANY animals at our house!!  What are my children doing to these books!?!?  They are literally eating me out of house and home…

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  1. That bookshelf is fantastic! I have a lot of books that look like that in my house, and I know it wasn't our two dogs either. :) Megan

  2. I have a lot of books that look like that. Malachi went through a stage where he was eating all the cardboard that he could find and that included many books. You can still read them so no reason to through them away!! Love the book shelf!!

  3. My oldest son used to do that to his board books too. We ended up moving all of his books out of his room each night at bed time otherwise he chew until he fell asleep. Then during the day we'd put them back for reading.
    Nope - it's not just your kids!!

  4. You're not alone. My 2 yr old daughter chews book spines when I'm not looking. Love the bookshelves.

  5. I DEFINITELY have LOTS of books that look like yours and our only animals are chickens that stay outside. Dog-eared books are completely caused by cellulose deficient children in my home!

  6. i love this idea. And our books, totally look like that...and they also include sharpie "autographs"

  7. What a great bookshelf! I would mind having one like that for my quilting books!

  8. You are so talented! I love this book shelf! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

  9. Love the boldness of the red!

  10. These bookshelves turned out great AND they're my favorite color :) Thanks for sharing this at the {what's shakin' link party}!!

  11. I love this bookshelf. Thanks so much for sharing at Fabulous Friday. I'm featuring you!

  12. Love the bookcase and copied the instructions. Did you always have it red or have you painted it different colors as you've moved?

  13. Awesome Bookcase! Featuring you tomorrow! Xo, Aimee

  14. The bookcase it gorgeous. I always love PB knock offs. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays!

  15. I loved this! You're featured in my furniture redo roundup! I would love something like this in our playroom!

  16. Love this! Especially the color :o)
    So happy!
    Featured you today!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  17. Shannon, This bookshelf is amazing! I so wish my kids were still little enough to have one in their rooms :) Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. I can't wait to see what you link up next week. Have a wonderful weekend.


  18. What an awesome piece of furniture. It will be a great hand-me-down in future years. Thanks so much for linking up at Etcetorize~

  19. Love the shelf looks so similiar to pottery barn and can save money. my hubby wiill be doing this project soon
    he jist doesnt know it quite yet. btw my kids have the same book about bunnies but they chose to chew on my early 80's disney book from my childhood instead. lol kids

  20. Yes we definitely have books like the one you have :)
    And I love your bookshelf :)


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