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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Redecorating with Bookshelves

I completely rearranged the furniture in my guest bedroom/office, to make the office part more workable for me. At first I thought I'd get a couple more bookcases, but I don't have any money, I have a bunch of bookcases already and am getting annoyed at bringing in a 4th kind of bookcase that doesn't match any of the others. Plus, I remembered another option that I really want to try: Invisible floating bookshelves.


So, I found a video on how to make these. Unfortunately, I think the book you use as the base has to be somewhat thick which is a bummer as I had already decided on 4 to use and 3 are fairly thin (less than an inch.)


Has anyone tried doing these? Any tips/advice? Anyone had a bad experience with the invisible shelves? We're doing them with an L-bracket and wood screws, not with one of the kits, so the book on the bottom will be permanently stuck to the wall, so kind of destroyed/not accessible. But a heck of a lot cheaper than buying the fancy shelves, which I am not convinced don't hurt the books at all.

6 comments:

Veronica said...

i love the look of these shelves! But sadly I have no clue how to make them. I know you can buy them for around 10 at Barns and Noble?

christa @ mental foodie said...

I love the look, and I think I'd seen a website or video before on how to make them. I am not handy though!

I don't think I can go for this look at our house with 3 cats... 1 of them already keep pushing my books off my desk! I can just see him jumping onto the diff shelves pushing books off. sigh.

Man of la Book said...

Looks great. I found that video several months ago and wanted to try it, alas we're moving.

Great job, I'm very impressed.

http://www.ManOfLaBook.com

tediousandbrief said...

Those look very cool and I'm definitely in need of more bookspace, but I'd worry my cats would try using them as places to rest!

I know I've seen them at Barnes & Nobles and Borders and maybe some other stores like Bed, Bath, and Beyond.

You may be able to find them inexpensively on amazon, as well!

Carin S. said...

Uh-oh, I hadn't thought about the cat situation! My BF (and his cat) are moving in at the end of the month. I should ask him if he thinks she'll be problematic with those. Thanks for reminding me, @Tedious and @Christa!

Becky (Page Turners) said...

Can you post the link to the video on how to make them? They look amazing