The key to any child’s room is finding creative solutions for organizing. Being able to use their toys and books as decor is an excellent way to achieve this goal. When Little B was young, we added Potterybarn wall-mount bookshelves to her nursery, similar to the picture below. By the time our boys arrived, we decided to create our own DIY wall mount bookshelf. It didn’t take too much time or effort. I’ll show you how to build a wall mount bookshelf for your child’s room, too.
Little B has always loved books…
At almost ten, she is an avid reader, she can breeze through a 200 page book in just a few hours…she just can’t get enough! “I love getting lost in books.” -Little B
We made three that stack on top of each other for the boys room…it was such a deal compared to ordering three…and it only took a few hours (including paint time). I love that they are able to help clean up their room!
DIY: How to build a Wall Mount Bookshelf:
- Purchase whatever length 1×6 boards you’re wanting for your space.
- Cut two boards per shelf, each the same length, the amount you’d like your shelf to extend.
- Cut two side pieces with a bit of an arc to enhance the look (we used a bowl to trace the arc). These pieces will be 6 3/4″ wide and the height will be the same width as your 1×6 board.
- Cut two narrow strips of wood 1/2″ longer than the length of boards in #1.
- Line the pieces up as pictured below and attach with brad gun, then secure with screws.
- When securing with screws, use a countersink bit so the screws are hidden.
- Finish the wall-mount bookshelf by attaching thin boards across the front with a brad gun.
- Mount directly to wall studs or with 100 pound wall anchors.
Enjoy raising geniuses…Research in Social Stratification and Mobility says just the presence of books has a direct correlation with a child’s success.
Did you see how I made the canvas art above the shelf!?! Such an easy project.