Small apartment shelves are such a relief. Everyone who lives
in a small space knows this, but most places come with no shelving at
I used to think it was hard to install shelves but I didn't want to
buy more heavy furniture that doesn't match the rest of my house and
has no "flow". So I decided, "I'm going to put up shelves on the
wall so that it looks really
So I got focused last Sunday to build my own "built in" bookshelves the easy way. Here's what happened.
I work from home and my desk always had stuff on it because I had nowhere else to put my clutter.
Fortunately the solution was pretty simple... And I even got creative and made an extra unused door look like a built in book shelf.
Cost? About $140 in materials from the Ace and Home Depot but
well worth it.
Here's what I did... You can take these ideas and apply them to pretty much anywhere in your house.
Here is a "before" picture of my desk on a normal day.
Here is my desk (along with more computer screens) WITH the over
head bookshelves I installed. Ahh, so much better!! No more
Next project: Notice the door to the right... My apartment for some reason has two front door entrances, this one here never gets used so my idea was to turn it into a built in bookshelf.
Door to bookshelf project...
A few steps later (including paint)...
After the paint dried it was time to put the books on it.
Now my desk and work area feels like a REAL office.