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“Project Highlight: DIY Rain Gutter Bookshelves”

I thought I would talk about a DIY project that I’ve seen many times before. This project involves rain gutters and seems to be pretty simple. Of course, you may need some help cutting to size if needed but for the most part, it’s pretty straightforward and I think anyone could do it!

Rain Gutter Bookshelves by Restoration Beauty

Selene from Restoration Beauty says: “These fabulous rain gutter bookshelves are cheap, easy, quick and pretty!

One 10 ft vinyl rain gutter will cost you just under $6, and a set of caps (what you attach to the end of each shelf) are also just under $6!! So for around $12 (assuming you make one 10 ft shelf instead of cutting it in two like I did) you can transform your walls into a book gallery for your little one/s!

But since I cut my rain gutter in two I had to buy 2 sets of caps so my project came in at around $18, which is till very frugal!

The installation process pretty much consists of sawing your gutters to your desired amount (I just cut mine in half to make two shelves), finding studs on the section of the wall you want to mount them to, using a leveler to make sure they come out straight and screwing them in! That’s it!”

See more instructions here.




  • Cassandra Eastman on March 17, 2014

    I can’t wait to do this in my son’s room! It looks so good, and I love how simple it sounds too! Thanks for sharing!


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