A Letter Shelf

Submitted by pde00311 on Fri, 02/06/2015 - 09:19

With another baby on the way in a few months, we decided to move our 2+ year old daughter across the hall into her first big girl room. I built big sister the Kendal Extra Wide Dresser, Traditional Wood Toddler Bed, Letter A Shelf and a Dollhouse Bookcase and matched the colors with her new comforter, lamps and princess canopy tent from the Land of Nod outlet.

This is a pretty easy project to build with the right tools. For the backing, I used beadboard plywood that I had leftover from the headboard of the toddler bed. The one tricky thing was how to actually hang the bookshelf. The weight of wood for the shelf is somewhat heavy and that's before anything even goes in/on top of it. After a few trips to the big boxes, I decided on using a heavy duty mirror hanger, which so far, has worked great. 

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine and plywood beadboard
Finish Used
Behr White Fur and Pink Ballerina paint with a few coats of Minwax Polycrylic
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project



Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:28

What a lucky little girl! You inspired me to make-over our little girls room now that she is 4. What a gift to create all these beautiful items for your home. PS - Love your outdoor sectional too!


Tue, 02/24/2015 - 13:05

It took a lot of work, but it was well worth it. The best part about completing a room make-over is her reaction to having all new stuff. Our daughter has not once wanted to go back to her old nursery room. p.s. I cannot wait for the cold/ice/snow to end so we can start enjoying the sectional again.


Tue, 02/24/2015 - 13:01

She loves all of new big girl room furniture, which mostly came from your plans!

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