Sunday, May 22, 2011

DIY Bookshelves with fabric storage bins

I built storage shelves for books, toys and games.

diy bookshelves with fabric storage bins

These shelves are for Lily, she has been my 'test build' customer and she's not even 1 yet.

diy bookshelves with fabric storage bins

The plans are from Ana White's 6 cube bookshelf, I modified the top shelf by eliminating the dividers to accommodate board games, puzzles and larger odd sized toys.

diy bookshelves with fabric storage bins

diy bookshelves with fabric storage bins


Lucky for Lily so far I've made her tower shelves,

diy tower shelves with doors

diy open toy box

and now these storage shelves.

diy open bookshelves with storage

I'd say she's all set, for now.

diy open bookshelves with storage

I only have one progress picture but the build was fast and easy.
I used cabinet grade plywood and 1x2 boards with beadboard for the backing.

how to build free standing bookshelves

The pink fabric bins are from Target.

painted free standing bookshelves with storage bins

painted free standing bookshelves with storage bins

painted free standing bookshelves with storage bins

34 comments:

  1. F is for Fabulous! I is for I love!!!

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  2. those are awesome!!! you are so talented with building. :)

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  3. Wow I am impressed! You go girl- these are awesome!

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  4. These are gorgeous! And so are the other pieces you made! Wonderful job!

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  5. You definitely inspire me to want to build my own furniture. Perhaps someday I'll take the plunge. These look great.

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  6. These are awesome! I love how you left the dividers out of the top shelf! How long would one of the shelves take you to do? I might just try it! Following you now! :)

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  7. That is just AWESOME!! I LOVE how you changed it up, I like it without the dividers on the top part! GREAT JOB on ALL of those projects!

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  8. I agree with the others--I really like it without the dividers in the top shelf. Really nice!

    I aspire to one day be as productive as you. I, like Jenn, am curious how long it takes you to put one of these together? Need to know how far I've got to go on the productivity goals :)

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  9. wow fantastic job, love all the stuff you've built!

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  10. This is awesome... well done. Did you make them or your husband?

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  11. Yes Nikki I built the shelves. My husband doesn't know where to find the drill and screws, I build everything I post, he watches the kids!

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  12. Jaime those are adorable! I didn't realize you built all your projects! I love that you build things while your husband watches the kids! I wish I could say that!
    Jen
    Scissors & Spatulas

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  13. Wow, this is awesome! I love the idea of having bins at the bottom and a shelf at the top. Great job!

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  14. Your shelf is AWESOME!! They look straight out of pottery barn! I would love to have you link them up at our link party this week
    Amy
    www.Sistersofthewildwest.blogspot.com

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  15. It's gorgeous! You have a lovely blog here :)

    Love and luck!

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  16. what a lucky young lady having all these beautiful things designed especially for her - wow - sooo lucky!

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  17. Just found you from Shabby Chic - your blog is so cute! Those shelves look great! Very impressed you did it! I'd love to see the rest of the room. Do you have a post of the whole room re-do? If so, I'd love to include it in my gallery at Playful Decor!

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  18. how very cute love all the great shelves plenty of room something I never seem to have enough of please stop by my blog for a visit if you find time
    shopannies@yahoo.com

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  19. These are just perfect for what I need in the kids room! They also look easy to build! Thank you for sharing and if you have the time I'd love for you to stop by my party and share these!

    Simply Creations Link Party #9

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  20. Those are FABULOUS!!! Is there ANY way at all I could get the pattern from you? I want so badly to build shelve for MY girls' room but I am not sure how without a pattern...THANKS!! (a pattern as in measurements of the boards...)

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  21. What a lucky Lily you have! I am in awe of your building skills! Your work is absolutely gorgeous!

    Thanks for sharing
    Lesley
    craftingismytherapy.blogspot.com

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  23. These are so great! I'd love some for our nursery!

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  24. I love how girlie these shelves look with the hot pink baskets all lined up. What great storage you made! Jen @ www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

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  25. Love, love, love these. Pinning...

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  26. Those shelves are amazing! If we weren't moving, I'd have them on the list of things to do this weekend... ha ha. Awesome!!

    I would LOVE for you to share these at my For the Kids link party! Come join the fun!!

    http://sunscholars.blogspot.com/2011/05/for-kids-friday-12.html

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  27. I love these! so pretty! I'd love it if you would come over and link up a project to our Wicked Awesome Wednesday link party if you get a chance.

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  28. I featured this today at my Delightfully Inspiring Thursday Party.

    Grab a button, if you'd like:

    http://delightfulorder.blogspot.com/2011/06/delightfully-inspiring-link-party-14.html

    DaNita

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  29. I have had shelves on my mind lately. love these. They turned out so dang cute...

    heidi
    chickhardware.blogspot.com

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  30. I love these! And really I think I could manage to make these! :) Found you through the linky party on Miss Mustard! New follower too! :)

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  31. Love your blog!! I am definitely going to be your new follower :) I would love it if you followed me to @ for-the-luv-of.blogspot.com that would be great :) I am just starting out, but I am excited to share new recipes, crafts, and makeup.. And Giving away giveaways on mineral make-up!!

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  32. That's awesome! I am looking for some toy storage, and this might be just the ticket. I love the modification you made.

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