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I love the idea of having them with bunk beds so the kids get there own space for their books!
Anyway, I decided I really wanted one for my little boys room. He has a lot of books and we just kept them in a really ugly cardboard box. One day my husband was in the garage and found an old rain gutter the previous owners must have left. Actually there was like 4 of them in there! It took us a while but this weekend we finally got started on the project.
We gave them a really good scrubbing. Some of the neighbors thought we were a little crazy...
Here is his room before. The wall is a little plain as you can see.
Here it is! All done! I love it. Although I wish that I could have put it lower so my little one could get the books himself, this room has some awesome paneling on the lower half of the walls. (Courtesy of the previous owners) So we had to put it up higher. Also I would love to put in another one some day. I think they are so cute! Useful and decorative, always a good combo! I did decide that the wall above it still looked empty so I headed to the craft store!
I got these big wooden letters...
We were a lowes the other day and they had this mis-tint for 50 cents! So I painted the letters and sanded them down really good to give them some texture...
Wallah! The letters still need some tweaking, but you get the idea. I really like how everything turned out!