I think woodworking and quilting are the most similar. A lot of math and measuring. Which I absolutely L-O-V-E! I'm the child of an engineer and a drafter. What can I say?
So Allie turned three recently and I promised her a new bed and a new bookshelf. They are both done and now I need to find some time to get room looking like, well, a room.
Sherwin-Williams asked to create a video tutorial on how to paint a bookshelf. Turns out this was the perfect push I needed to make Allie's new bookshelf. I did try to see if I could buy one that I liked but didn't find anything with the simple silhouette, height and width that I wanted. And I'm not down with the pressed wood particle board stuff. I need real wood, even if it is cheap ol' pine.
I found free plans for this project HERE. I made a few changes but it was just what I needed and the instructions were easy to follow.
I got to use my jigsaw to cut some curves into the top sides and the legs of the bookshelf. I was very happy with the way it turned out. Not bad for free-hand cutting!
|Curves I cut with my jigsaw.|
|Making sure my first shelf was square and another shot of the curves.|
|Sanded the whole thing down before putting the pieces together.|
|The completed unfinished bookshelf. Yay!|
To pick the paint color I used the Sherwin-Williams ColorSnap App on my phone. It's super handy! Give it a try. Paint color used: African Violet #6982.
Here is the finished styled bookshelf that I put in Allie's room. She loves it and frankly, so do I!
If you need a new bookshelf give these free plans a try. I really enjoyed it!