Tuesday, January 1, 2013

First DIY.. The $20 Shelves for Willie's Big Boy Room

Like most of Asian families, Willie shared bed with us since he was born. So it was very hard for us to talk him into sleeping in his own room. We tried several times when he was 2, 3, and 4 to no avail.
Willie started watching Caillou on PBS Kids recently and he absolutely loves the guy. Then one day, he demanded his own room and own bed, just like Caillou. THANK YOU, CAILLOU!!

Afraid that Willie would change his mind of sleeping-in-his-own-bed, we were in a hurry to set up a room for him. We bought a bunk bed from Walmart to lure him in the "climbing, having fun, and sleeping" process, which he LOVES! He uses his bunk bed as a fortress, a tent, a house, and a bed in its true meaning.

So, I thought it would be nice to have a little touch of style in his room with some shelves. I came up with a DIY wooden shelf from Anna, and the selling point is that IT IS UNDER $10. Who doesn't love a beautiful shelf with an awesome price tag? If you need instructions, visit Anna's website. Or you can also view it at Shanty 2 Chic for some inspirations.

So here is the shelf that I made for Willie. It is also my first DIY wood project. Let me know if you are interested in building one. It's super easy!


  1. Looks beautiful! I'm going to build these for our dining room...can't wait! :)

    1. Thanks, Gabbi! These shelves are very easy to build. Let me know if you have questions! And don't forget to share some pictures when you're done ;)

  2. O my - these turned out sooo cute! Love the stain you used. And the two shelves look so great together :)

    Brie @ Breezy Pink Daisies

  3. Hi! These are awesome. How did you mount them to the walls? Hopefully we'll make some this weekend. :)

  4. How where they mounted on the wall?

  5. I mounted them directy to the wall. Guess they become house fixtures now ;)

  6. Hello! I found you through Shanty Chic -- I also went to Anna's website and watched the video. On Shanty Chic I can't tell how everything is connected. Her pictures show just wood glue -- I feel like that can't be. How did you get your front "lip" of wood attached? Did you nail it? I don't see screws or nails in anyone's pictures.