I’m in the process of creating a “reading” room for my kids, and my friend Kelly pointed me to this site, and I thought making a children’s bookshelf out of a rain gutter sounded GREAT.
So, with the help of my cute hubby Dan, we made the shelves. (OK….let’s be honest HE made the shelves).
Go to this link:
for detailed instructions.
I thought it was a great way to display the books to entice the kids to want to actually read them since the books face outward.
This project cost approx. $30.00
$6.99 for one 10 foot vinyl rain gutter (not a metal one to avoid sharp edges)
$12.00 for six of the plastic end pieces ($2.00 each)
$9.00 for six plastic brackets to hook them to the wall ($1.50 each)
We got all our supplies at Lowes. Then we cut the rain gutter into three pieces, capped the ends with the end pieces, and hung them on the wall.