I'm toolin' people! And I can't wait to finish my next project!
Confession: We are still living in boxes. It's been 30 days and we are still not completely unpacked. With the hall closet behind us, we have started focusing on the built-ins in the master closet. Once that's done, the house should be in order.
However, even though the kids' closet has been done for a while, their room is still a train wreck too. The only one to blame is me. I have been so indecisive over what to do with their book shelves. When we moved, I just thought they were too big for the room, so after 30 days of thinking, and thinking, and thinking, I decided it was time to hack them up!
Here is what I am working with:
Ikea's Billy bookshelf. Purchased nearly three years ago for a mere $80. I didn't want something quite so big in the room, so to the internet I went. After searching for quite some time, I found these, from Land of Nod:
Billy boy is having a makeover! First up, was to strip him down to his bareness. I know, it sounds so dirty. Also, excuse the grass, or lack there of. The exterior of our home probably makes our neighbors believe scary people live here.
I then decided on the height I was going for, and drew a line about six and a half inches below this point. I was not looking for a straight cut, so this line was actually going to be the top shelf, and then I planned on cutting the sides at an angle.
With the miter saw set to cut at a 33 degree angle, away I cut.
And sadly, that's all I've got for you. I'm in the middle of priming and painting, and should have it complete by this weekend! I am considering painting the back a fun color, other than boring white, but Micah isn't feeling it. Here's what I'm thinking:
I love it, but I just don't think I can get Micah on board. What do you all think?