Rain Gutter Bookshelves Under $10
I know what you’re thinking, “another rain gutter bookshelf idea?” This idea is different and stylish! Come along while I share how I create my own DIY bookshelves under $10.
LET’S START WITH MAKING THE GUTTER BOOKSHELVES.
I had one of the associates cut the 10′ gutter so I had one 4′ piece and then another 6′ piece. This allowed me to get it in my car.
The first thing I did after purchasing the gutters was to make the cuts with my Jig Saw.
I then sanded the edges.
After the edges were good and smooth wipe the gutters down to make sure all the dust is gone.
TIME TO PAINT THE RAIN GUTTER BOOKSHELVES!
I decided to try a new type of paint that includes primer AND paint in one. I purchased this at Lowes.
Painting here we go…….
My sweet little helper.
This paint went on really smooth and stuck really well on the first coat!
I always suggest two coats, even when it looks good after the first.
Two coats down and they are looking good!
Now it’s time to install.
Before I drilled anything into the wall, I found a stud. I used a drill bit to drill through the rain gutter and into the wall where the stud was.
After hanging each shelf with one screw, I went back and added two more screws to each shelf.
I’m guessing you noticed that I didn’t paint the inside of the book shelves before install.
I decided to paint the inside after they were installed on the wall so I could touch up paint if I needed too. If I had to do it over again, I would have painted the inside before I installed. I know it sounds crazy, but at the time I thought it was a good idea.
Just a side note: I had every intention to purchase the end caps for the rain gutters, but they just happened to be out on the day I was there (always seems like my luck ). I decided to proceed with my little DIY and add the end caps later if I wanted to.
A few coats of paint to the inside and I was almost done.
“Reading is dreaming with open eyes.” I knew this cute quote would be the finishing piece to my DIY shelves. I found these stickers at Target.
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