Bookshelves and Curtain Rods
It won’t be what you expect... rain gutters for book shelves and curtain rods on the ceiling! A couple small projects to finish off a room.
A finished view with the lights on. Our youngest two daughters share a room so, to make the best use of space, they have a bunk bed. The problem with a bunk bed is that usually the top bunk, albeit cool because it’s the top, is usually pretty bare. Our daughter loves to read but doesn’t want the books on her bed when she sleeps and if she reads before she falls asleep, she doesn’t want to have to get down to put the books away.
I didn’t want a regular shelf because then things will too easily fall off so, I decided to use a plastic rain gutter. We had to buy it really long, but my husband cut it down to the size I requested with a saw. It cut quite easily. I had my daughter sand the edges really good, then, I had my hubby help me screw them into the wall! You can see we used quite a few screws. She won’t be filling them but we want them to hold well.
We ended up with two. They are both about 24” long and I off set them for interest.
Then for the curtain rods... my second daughter (not whose room it is) crawled up to keep us entertained. haha... Again, my hubby helped with screwing the curtain rods up, 3 in total. The one you see him putting up here is attached to the wall, but the other two are attached on the ceiling.
Here you can see what they look like done. They are just simple ones from the dollar store.
I had this great piece of see through fabric which I have been waiting to use and this was perfect! I finished the edges then sewed a sleeve (is that what it’s called? haha) for the end attached to the wall so it would go on like a curtain. The rest, I just draped over the rods and let it fall down the end of the bunk bed. The only thing I have to find a solution for, is so it doesn’t pull down.... we will see...
Another finished view, but with just her flower light on. She loves it and I am so happy all the ideas from in my head actually worked out! 😊
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