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:


  1. Storage is always a problem for me too, and walls are just the perfect place for all kinds of shelves, and storage solutions.

    Your little saying is so cute, and I bet it's helped a lot having those baskets now :)

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