Wednesday 9 January 2013


And an other DIY project for the kids bedroom... 

this one inspired (plans included from Ana-White) - if you still don't know who Ana White is... check out her site; IT IS BEAUTIFUL, AMAZING and above all INSPIRING - I first came across  Ana's site, 2 years ago when I was searching about DIY bunk-beds - she didn't had a design that would fit the kid's room (so I am making my own one)... but she has so many other ideas and plans, that I keep going back to her site ... next one on my list (also from Ana's plans) is a Mood-room or entrance storage cabinet  (but that's for next time...) 

A while back I realized that with the new layout for the room we'll end up with a "death corner", in the other hand we also need it more kid's friendly shelves (where the children could reach for the books by themselves). This is when I started to think that a flat wall shelving unit would be the perfect solution. My husband and I waited to the last week of the year to build it. It took over 2 days to complete; as before, (we recently find out our local DIY store pre-cuts the wood free of charge :-) so here is an other plus to easily customize our home furniture) in this case we used MDF 12mm, but first we adjusted Ana's original plans to better fit our needs. 

Even when most of the board was pre-cutted, my husband still had to do some work, like hand-saw the round indents and other bits and pieces. 
Our flat wall shelving unit comes to 170cm long, 80cm wide and 20cm thick (the distance between shelve is 40cm, I need more space than the original designed plan as some of the books we own are already 32cm long) 

Then, it was a matter of sanding, nailed together with the stapler's gun, and painted the following day (as it was getting dark by now)- I painted in a light cream green colour as the opposite wall

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