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320sycamoreblog.com · Feb 18, 2015

industrial shelf for boys’ room

Our next project: little boys’ room! I wanted shelf in here for some book storage, some Lego creation displays and let’s be honest, for cute stuff we have hoarded gathered over the years.

You have seen these type of shelves right? I swear every store carries a version
. Metal frame, particle board shelves. When we moved into our rental last fall, it had no storage. I needed some shelving, so I found some bookshelves on the online classifieds -- this one was $10. It was a perfect place to hold some toys and games in the basement. I always thought it would go out in the garage but I started looking at it and thought it might be cool in the boys’ room. The only part I didn’t like were the cheap particle board shelves:

Nothing that can’t be fixed with a trip to the hardware store! I got a sheet of 1/2 pre-sanded plywood for $35 at Home Depot and brought one of the shelves with me so I could have them cut the shelves to size for me (free!) I brought them home and used pre-stain conditioner, then a Minwax stain called special walnut. I didn’t want it super dark, so I brushed it on with a disposable foam brush, then wiped it off.

Much better!

Then, my favorite part: accessorizing! The baseballs on top were from a yard sale I hit with Kristin in Montana -- a big bucketful for $5! The metal basket was from another yard sale. Heck, everything on this picture was from a yard sale (except the license plate, that came from our car!) I’ve just been saving it until I finally decided to tackle this room.

I framed a picture from one of our favorite books
, a radio from Target’s men Christmas gifts last year (??) an old tackle box from a yard sale, deer bookends from Target clearance, travel souvenirs, and of course Wimpy Kid books.

Lego creations from my boys, and on the bottom some cool old milk crates my friend Lydia found from a local guy that was selling them for $5 each.

It’s a start! So excited to get going on this room -- more coming!

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