After painting the room but before hanging the black-out curtains, I installed this wall full of shelves. I used Rubbermaid shelving tracks and 1″ x 12″ boards of pine (similar to the makeshift desk). I picked through every 1″ x 12″ board in Home Depot to find the prettiest ones I could. Since I won’t be painting them, the more intriguing knots, the better. I’m still in the process of waxing the shelves – three down, two to go – but the summer heat has put a halt to that for now.
I’ve been holding off on sharing this room until I found the perfect collection of baskets for child safe toy storage. After months of searching Home Goods, Target, and thrift stores I’ve come up with nothing. Once the right one – or three – come along, this room will be well on it’s way to manageable clutter.
Otherwise, these shelves have held up nicely to all those thrifted books I can’t seem to stay away from. Although now that I’ve typed that I’m beginning to notice a slight bow in the middle shelf – uh oh.
Overall, I love ’em. They are extremely functional but they could still use some baskets for additional storage. For now, though, they work just fine and help keep some of the toys tamed.