Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Nursery Shelf and Storage Baskets
As my little man grows, so do his things! We desperately needed some additional storage in his room, and a place to keep a few things out of his reach. I decided to add a shelf with some fun little baskets over his changing table.
Here's how it all came together:
I purchased a 12" x 36" wall shelf board from Home Depot for about $7. Their wall shelving boards come in a variety of lengths and (a bonus) they're already white! I also found these great corbels for about $8 each.
The corbels came ready with mall mounts already installed on the back. There are some that come without the wall mounting, so I had to search for these. They are approximately 10.5" x 9" x 2". The corbels are attached to the board with liquid nails and then a couple nails through the top for added security.
I feel guilty even telling you what I paid for the baskets! During Michaels Dollar Days all their baskets were on sale. I just happened to find the last two baskets in this style - they were clearanced out for $.01 each. Yes $.01!!! I asked the lady 3 times if that was right. She said it was! What??? I SOOO wished they had more! I would have bought as many as my car could hold!
The ribbon ($5), plaques ($1/ea), and stenciles ($4) came from Walmart. I gave the plaques a once over with some white acrylic paint and attached them along with the ribbon with hot glue.
I used the inside of the stencil (since I didn't have the right color paint to stencil them on), and glued them with some Mod Podge.
Total cost of the project was about $35!
While I was at Home Depot I also spotted this great stuff!!
So fun!! I keep trying to figure out a project that I need some of this for!
For now I will just enjoy my extra storage! Here are some additional pics: