Before & After: Books Get a New Look with Crate Shelving

Before & After: Books Get a New Look with Crate Shelving

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Landis Carey
Apr 8, 2011

Earlier this week, I gathered 10 fabulous images for Small Space Storage Inspiration: Floor to Ceiling Books. What a hit! Since then I've been thinking about how I can incorporate such shelving into our home to get my hubby's books out of the attic and on display. Here's a great idea from our friends at Design*Sponge!

Costing $70 for the materials and supplies, this bookshelf only took Melissa at Design*Sponge a handful of hours to complete. What a transformation! She used pieces of her leftover Christmas tree as support for the base and several places within the configuration.

I'm thinking about how I can adapt this idea for a certain area of my living room, which happens to be a flat wall instead of a corner. I would probably choose to use one paint color and possibly older, weathered crates.

Read the full tutorial: before & after: wall cabinet + stacked-crate bookshelf

What do you think? How would you adapt this for your home?

(Images: Design*Sponge)

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