Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Revealed! DIY Built in Bookshelves

When we built our house 5 years ago, the plans called for built in bookshelves in the living room. It was to be the focal point of the room.

As many of you know, living on one income always comes with challenges. One of them was that we didn't really need the built ins at the time of the house building, because we had to stay on budget.

So we waited.

5 years went by, and we were still waiting. But, no rush. It would come.

Then some friends came over for dinner from our new church. (we switched churches this summer, that's another post) During that dinner we found out the husband is very handy at building. So he offered his help! My husband is handy, but not with carpentry. This was a huge blessing to us!

We stayed within our allotted budget for this project, and the labor was free.

Can you hear me screaming YIPPEE!! :)




It took them two evenings to complete the project.

I am so happy with the final completed project! It has been a huge blessing to have this completed.


Behind the shelves is bead board.

I love decorating for fall, and I had all of these trinkets already. My mom really loves Halloween, and gave a few pieces for the boys to enjoy.


It turned out way better than I ever dreamed. I had them drill a small hole in the bottom shelf so that I can plug in things like a little lamp, or maybe lights for Christmas.


Hope you enjoyed!

1 comment:

Simply Farmhouse said...

Oh wow, what a dream come true. So worth the wait. I think that is why my husband hesitate to build the things I ask for, He is a builder but not craftsman when it comes to things like that. I love all the fall decor.