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Nursery Room Book Shelves from $10 Ledge Plan

May 11, 2011 |
posted by karahart
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Nursery Room Book Shelves from $10 Ledge Plan
Nursery Room Book Shelves from $10 Ledge Plan
Nursery Room Book Shelves from $10 Ledge Plan
Nursery Room Book Shelves from $10 Ledge Plan
Nursery Room Book Shelves from $10 Ledge Plan
About This Project

I built these bookshelves with the help of my husband for our daughter's nursery. They were so simple to build, the finishing work is what took the most amount of time. They're very sturdy, and we get tons and tons of compliments on the 'feel' that they add to the nursery!

From Plan (new): 
Estimated Cost: 
$35
Estimated Time Investment: 
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Required Skill Level: 
Starter Project
Type of Wood: 
Select Pine
Finish Used: 
I put on a coat of white primer, and then painted quite a few coats of ultra-white paint on each shelf. I sanded between each coat of paint, and finished it off with a top coat of polycrylic. I also filled in the screw holes with white caulk and painted over that once they were all mounted.
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tinahoots34@yahoo.com's picture

Great Job!!!

This is a dream room. What is in the black frames on the wall?

posted by tinahoots34@yah... | on Fri, 2011-05-13 11:44
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karahart's picture

Wall Art

Thanks so much for the compliment! In the black frames, I put alphabet flash cards that I found on etsy. You can read the post about it on my blog here : http://mekhart.blogspot.com/2011/03/nursery-room-alphabet-wall-decor.html .

That should have all of the info you need in it! Hope that helps!

Want to see more DIY, tips, and tricks? Visit my blog at http://mekhart.blogspot.com

posted by karahart | on Fri, 2011-05-13 17:47

You are amazing! This looks

You are amazing! This looks wonderful and now I am officially inspired to create my own "book wall"

posted by Guest (not verified) | on Sun, 2011-06-05 14:09
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Love it!

I absolutely love the room that you have created!!!! It looks amazing!

posted by ellensullivan | on Fri, 2011-06-10 15:22

The bed???

Do you have plans for the great bed/bench in this picture?

posted by guest (not verified) | on Tue, 2011-08-16 12:11

Bed plans

It's from this website. Here ya go! http://ana-white.com/2009/12/plan-stratton-daybed-as-request-by-you.html


posted by spiceylg | on Tue, 2011-08-23 10:18

The Bed

I absolutely love your nursery. I am inspired to do it to our play room. I love the bed. did you build it or buy it.

WOW- great job!

Thanks for sharing.

D

posted by Diana H (not verified) | on Tue, 2011-08-23 09:05
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daybed plans

Thanks so much spiceylg for replying! Things are quite chaotic these days with my new baby girl here. :-) Here's a link to the entire nursery with links to all of the posts and plans of things I've built for it (the bookshelves, the bed, the dresser, the closet system, the monogram, and the picture frames) : http://mekhart.blogspot.com/2011/07/nursery-room-tour.html. I link back to all of Ana's plans in there.

Thanks for the compliments!

Want to see more DIY, tips, and tricks? Visit my blog at http://mekhart.blogspot.com

posted by karahart | on Tue, 2011-08-23 10:23
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How long

What length did you guys decide to go with on the shelves? We can't seem to agree/decide on how long we want ours! Thanks!

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posted by jamigraham | on Thu, 2011-09-08 17:06

Made these!

Found this on Pinterest and made 2 in my living room to hold a ton of picture frames and 2 in my sons room to hold his books. They are great! Ty, Ty, Ty!

posted by ally (not verified) | on Sat, 2012-01-28 20:26
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Beautiful!

I just went out and got a bunch of 1x4s to litter my son's room with these ledges in every spot I can find.. he's a bit of a reader.
How far apart are yours? They look very well spaced! I will copy you. :)

Thanks!

posted by Bunnie1978 | on Mon, 2012-03-05 20:02

Hi, are there specific

Hi, are there specific directions including materials, cuts etc for this project? I love it and would like to build it this weekend! This is my first time on your site. I was directed through Pinterest. Your blog and projects are awesome. Thanks you, Ashley

posted by Ashley Ostrom (not verified) | on Wed, 2012-03-07 23:05
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Top of the page...

In the "About Project" section... it says From Plan and then the link to the plan. You can also search Ten Dollar Ledges.

posted by Bunnie1978 | on Thu, 2012-03-08 06:17
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length of shelves, distance apart

Sorry for the delay in answering these questions...

The length of the shelves is 5 ft. The distance from the bottom of one shelf to the bottom of the next shelf is 13.5". Hope that helps!

Want to see more DIY, tips, and tricks? Visit my blog at http://mekhart.blogspot.com

posted by karahart | on Fri, 2012-04-20 19:00

How did you attach it to the wall?

Hello!

I love this project and it looks great in your nursery! I am hoping to make these soon. Just wondering if you can give me some details about how you attached them to the wall.

Thanks so much!!!!

Janelle

posted by Janelle Kay (not verified) | on Wed, 2012-04-25 08:23
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attaching shelves

Hi Janelle,

I have a post with all of the details here : http://mekhart.blogspot.com/2011/02/nursery-room-book-shelves.html (and am actually doing a follow up post for it on Friday). I screwed them directly into the studs in two places for each shelf. Make sure you have a level too, or it won't look right when you're finished!

Let me know if you have any more questions!

Kara

Want to see more DIY, tips, and tricks? Visit my blog at http://mekhart.blogspot.com

posted by karahart | on Wed, 2012-04-25 08:55

WHERE CAN I FIND THIS SHELF?

WHERE CAN I FIND THIS SHELF? ON WHAT STORE ? HOW CAN I ORDER ON LINE, ???

posted by REINA (not verified) | on Wed, 2012-08-15 00:37
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Build Shelves

Hi Reina,

This is just a post about me building these shelves, not the actual shelves themselves for sale.

Thanks!
Kara

Want to see more DIY, tips, and tricks? Visit my blog at http://mekhart.blogspot.com

posted by karahart | on Wed, 2012-08-15 07:36

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