Monday, August 30, 2010

Playroom Progress

We were finally able to make some progress on the playroom last week. Just in time for my baby's first birthday party. My husband installed rain gutter bookshelves and mounted my mirror turned chalkboard. I started my Alphabet wall, even though I don't have all the letters yet. Hopefully I'll have that completed soon.

I got the idea for rain gutter bookshelves here. But my husband and I didn't like how visible the brackets were. So he had the idea to screw the gutters directly onto the wall. We were able to find four studs to screw into and then added two more just in the drywall for extra support. Not only does it look better, but it's cheaper too!

The great thing about these gutters is that they look cute anywhere. They would look great in a child's room holding books and stuffed animals. Mount it right by the bed for easy night time reading and snuggling.

I love the long one close to the ground. But with a baby I thought the books would spend more time on the floor than in the bookshelf.

Isn't this the greatest idea for a chair rail?!

Perfect for a bunkbed.

Happy reading!


  1. The bookshelves are awesome! You guys did a great job! I love 'em. I think I may need to add some to my girls bunkbeds! How fun would that be? The playroom is really coming along. I can't wait to see the alphabet wall. ;)

  2. Looks like we stumbled across some of the same websites! My wife & I put rain gutter bookshelves in our son's bedroom a few weeks ago as a way to handle oversized books that don't fit in the cubbies where all of his other books live. It was quick, easy, and inexpensive and a fun way to showcase some of the great-looking books we've accumulated.