Friday, March 15, 2013

Friday's Finished Project!

Hello friends!
I have finally completed my project!
Let me tell you, it's been a VERY time consuming
I got the idea from a pin I saw on Pinterest.

I have always wanted built in bookshelves and thought
this would be a way I could do it myself.
They are made with unfinished wooden crates from
Michael's and painted a creamy white.

I started collecting the crates and that wasn't quite as
simple as I thought it would be.  Our Michael's does not
stock very many at a time and many times I'd go in only
to find they were out.  The other problem I had was
that the quality was not consistent and I wouldn't buy
some of them.  :(

I also used my coupons to get them 40% off as often
as possible! 
The paint I used was Mystique by Valspar.  Boy, did I
get tired of painting crates!  Then having to let them dry
long enough before they could be stacked.

I am still playing with all my little cubbies and trying
to figure out what I want to put on them.
I have too much stuff!
I love that I can have a huge book shelf that I can
take apart and move whenever I feel like it!

Hope you enjoyed seeing my finished project!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Love, Twyla

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Theresa said...

I LOVE the finished shelves! GREAT job! Have a blessed weekend, HUGS!

Scrap for Joy said...

All of your hard work has certainly paid off in a beautiful way....your crate shelving looks terrific! I love the idea that you can change the configuration any time you want. Great job!

Happy@Home said...

It looks great, Twyla. What a clever idea for creating bookshelves. Now that the hard work is behind you, have fun playing with your things.

Lazy Daisy Jones said...

that is looking very awesome indeed!
well done...
daisy J

Simply Shelley said...

Your project turned out great....I had fun looking through your shelf and finding which things were my favorite :) Blessings friend

GardenofDaisies said...

Looks great! I would love to have a whole wall of storage and display space.

vintage grey said...

It looks wonderful!!! Happy weekend! xo Heather


WOW, you did collect A LOT of crates! It looks Awesome! I also like how you can switch them around for a different look! I see lots of pretties on them.
Happy Weekend!

Chel C said...

I really admire your patience. I am the worst for waiting for paint to dry! Your shelves look amazing and well worth the effort. Well done you. Take care. Chel x

Tammy said...

Twyla, I LOVE YOUR PROJECT!!!!!! The final result is so worth all the effort you put into it. Absolutely fantastic! Best wishes, Tammy

Elizabeth Andrus said...

Twyla, What a wonderful idea that turned out so beautifully! I love that you can rearrange the "shelves" when the mood strikes. I also like your paneling. Do you know you can't buy it anymore. My husband and I tried everywhere to find it. It's so "vintage" now.
Oh my gosh, I hadn't even thought about the underwire in my bra! Thank goodness I was wearing a plain one!
Have a lovely weekend Twyla! Elizabeth

Tresa@710southmain said...

Your shelves looks great! I love the way you placed all of your items. I always need help with that so I pinned the picture for future reference. Thanks!