Diy~$7 Bookshelf

Are you LOVIN this as much as I am?? 
As seen on HGTV! 
Who would've thunk you could make a bookshelf out of a 
cement form and old shutters?
 I watched an episode where they took a concrete form and hung the circles on the wall as shelves....I LOVED it!
I wanted to make one using the leftover shutters from my Headboard project.
I purchased a concrete form at Home Depot for around $7. 
They have a selection of different heights and widths.
These are the 2 options I considered...but went with the stacked upright.
 I cut 4 tubes the width of my shutters.
The inside has a very waxy coat so if you plan to paint you will need to sand. 
I used a nylon brush sander.
I painted a few coats of white on the inside and black on the outside.

Ready to assemble with a few screws
Screw to the shutters and cut a piece of wood for a topper...
I was gonna to put some fancy crown molding around the top..
but I think at some point I might want to hang this on the wall horizontal.

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68 comments:

Toesthattwinkle! said...

I think you did an amazing job!

Tattooed_Fish said...

What a cool idea! It looks awesome

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Holy Cats, girl! Amazing! Can I get a day pass to just go inside your head and poke around for a few hours...? Genius.

Renee said...

What a cool bookshelf, love it!

emilysnan said...

hiya michelle , wow i love this project and would love to try it for myself so i will add it to my to do list ,, tfs
xmaggiex

SaraReno said...

What a brilliant idea! I have a concrete form in the garage that never got used for it's original project. I think I will use it to make a spot to hold my daughter's stuffed animals. Thanks for the great idea!

Tanya said...

I love that! Such a great idea! And except for the sanding part it looks doable:)

Judy said...

What a super creative idea. It looks great. Thanks for sharing it at my Swing into Spring party.

Mel the Crafty Scientist said...

I love this - so fun and chic! The paint colors are gorgeous too!

Erin said...

Loving it! This is exactly what I needed. I've got a tree-shaped bookshelf in my mind's eye for the nursery I'm planning(the trunk would be shelves for holding books, etc). But I couldn't come up with exactly what I wanted for the "leaves". I kept thinking circles painted various colors of green would be really cute - but had no idea what to use for the circles, until I read your post. Thanks!

Carmella said...

Love, love, love! Who knew cement forms could be so pretty! great job!!

Nicole said...

New follower here!!! Great bookshelf!!!I wish I was that crafty!

Trisha said...

What a great idea! I might have to make one!!
Thank for stopping by my blog today! New follower of yours & looking forward to seeing more great projects!
Trisha
www.roundaboutshop.blogspot.com

BabyDealsDujour said...

Looks great!

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Chocolate Drool and Kisses said...

Look amazing! I love the colors you chose.

I also wanted to let you know I awarded you the versatile blogger award you can check it out here
http://chocolatedroolandkisses.blogspot.com/2011/04/versatile-blogger-award.html

Crystal

Ever - The red house by the lake said...

That is amazing! Not my style, but I LOVE the idea.

Good work!

Jennifer Juniper said...

A very cool combo indeed :)

Megs said...

I totally love this! It turned out awesome. I especially love the circle shapes--it's definitely something refreshing instead of the same old bookshelves everywhere.

P.S. Thanks for stopping by This & That Creative!

Tammy @ Type A said...

so cool! and unique. thanks for sharing this at my party!

abeachcottage said...

Love this! Very lovely. Thanks for stopping by Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays and joining the party!

Abby said...

So amazing! I love this! It looks so pretty!

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

THanks for linking up to Take-A-Look Tuesday at Sugar Bee Crafts - I featured you today! - Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

MissRockwell said...

This is gorgeous and I wish I had the time to make great things like this. Forget watching HGTV, you need your OWN show-like immediately!

http://thriftyandshameless.blogspot.com

Annette said...

so I want to recreate this but I have the plastic shutters instead of wood. do you think it would work? it probably wouldn't be as sturdy but I think I could make it work. aburkman@hotmail.com

Meg and Mum's said...

This is seriously cool!!! What a terrific idea and it looks so modern and classy! I'd love to do this in my daughter's room. Well done you, very clever :)

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

That has such a cool look to it! Brilliant! I am highlighting at somedaycrafts.blgospot.com

kpmattingly said...

This is great! I wish I had time to make one before this weekend! It would be perfect for our craft show this weekend!

Deneen said...

I love that you think outside the box! Thant is why I am your newest follower!
dreaming-n-color.blogpsot.com

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Hi,
Just popping over from Sarah's Good Life Wednesday. It is lovely to meet you.

Fondly,
Glenda

Gg - Notes on the Journey
Good Life Wednesday #46

ps. great tutorial.

Katie @ EyeSpyDIY said...

That is such a great idea! It looks great, I love the green color!

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

Michell! that's so cool! :)

I've been wanting to buy some of those concrete forms for my stash, but everytime I look at them, I think they cost too much... so I move on!

awesome project!
gail

heather@actingbalanced.com said...

This looks like such a great project - thanks for linking it up to Thirsty for Comments this week!

scrapmebaby said...

I love that idea! What color is the green that you used? Did you post that somewhere and I missed it?
hopped over from fun 2 craft!

Michell @Girl in Air said...

Thanks for all the wonderful comments!!

Here's the color green:
http://girlinair.blogspot.com/2011/02/story-of-green.html

It's Glidden's Spanish Olive

Keenly Kristin said...

OK now...this is RIDICULOUS! As in ridiculously amazing! So impressed...I am almost itching to go to Home Depot RIGHT NOW. (as though I don't have enough projects going on right now...LOL)

Stopping by from Thirsty for Thursday hop! Would love if you could stop by:
http://www.keenlykristin.com/2011/04/power-of-words.html

Thanks!
Kristin :)

Brambleberry Cottage said...

I am sooo impressed! I would've never thought to use a cement form in any project - let alone as shelves. But it looks fabulous! I love the colors you chose and the way you've displayed it in the space.

Thanks for linking to the party, Michell. I always enjoy seeing your creativity at work. ;)

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Christina said...

LOVE IT! How creative!!! The circle shapes are so fun...and I love repurposing shutters! :)

Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

Callista said...

That is SO cool! I'm not a big do it yourself-er but I really like this idea. Hmmm.

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

That is So Clever, Just Love It~

Butterflies & Seashells said...

It is really cute but looks like a lot of work. Did the cardboad cut easily? Nice job and great idea.

Benita

Melanie said...

Super fun! I'd love for you to come link this up at my Tuesday Time Out Linky Party!
Smiles,
Melanie
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Jen said...

That is so cool!!! I love it!
You should link up over on my blog too. Linky is open until next Wednesday. :)
Cheers!
Jen
www.cariboobutterfly.com

Kelley said...

GREAT! I love taking one thing and turning it into something differnt... it is a fun surprise!

Atticmag said...

Sweet and clever! Great colors too.
Jane F

Sailing with bare feet said...

Oh my goodness !!! Great idea's on this blog !!! I love it!!
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At The Picket Fence said...

What an incredibly clever idea! Every week you just blow us away at with your talent and creativity and we feel so privileged to have you join us at Inspiration Friday! :-)
Vanessa

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

This is so cool! I love the color too! Good job:)

Meg I am..... said...

Visiting from the Creative Crate - Love this idea!! And I have a pile of old shutters in my garage that I couldn't even give away at my last garage sale!! Now I have a plan for them!!! thanks for the inspiration!

http://megschmitt-neveradullday.blogspot.com/

Picket said...

Love this! I love the green with the black....great inspiration idea! Picket

Kate @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating said...

This is very cute and creative! Thanks for linking up to Flaunt it Friday! :)

Sherry said...

What a cute idea! I love unusual bookcases. Thanks for linking this up!
Sherry

Jaclyn said...

This is a great idea! I love the look of it too!
I would love if you linked up to my Make it for Less Mondays!

www.simplycadence.blogspot.com

hope to see you there!

Jaclyn

Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun said...

I featured this on my blog today!

www.kimboscrafts.blogspot.com

Rikki said...

This is amazing! I seen it featured on A girl and a Glue Gun today and had tocheck it out! Following you now!

Jill said...

You're a genius! Love this

much love
~Jill from 'Just Dream, Jelly Bean!'
http://jelly-bean-dream.blogspot.com/

Melissa said...

Wow this turned out amazing!

Visiting from craft-o-maniac.

Nanna said...

that is so neat! love the colors you choose, thanks for sharing
Helen

Christine @ craftygeordi.blogspot.com said...

Love this! I think I saw that HGTV episode too and I like your version much better.

Jen-CraftOManiac said...

HOW TOTALLY CREATIVE AND COOL! Love LOVE LOVE IT! WAY TO GO. winks- jen

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

This is so cool. Like seriously how did you even think of this haha. Send some of that creativity my way? :D

Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday! Hope to see ya again this week :)

One Life Many Journeys said...

This is a great idea...I have never seen before. Great job.

Liza Mae's ReCreations said...

Love it! Now that's my kind of project!

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cucumbers and vinegar said...

WOW! What an AMAZING project!! I am sooo making one of these! Thanks for the inspiration!

Dixiejet said...

I'm liking this for my bathroom ! Gonna roll up towels and put them in it ! ;o) It will also save room cos my bathroom is WAAAAAAAAAAAAY small ! Great post !

Graziela said...

Maravilhoso Diy! Parabéns! Ficou lindo!
Adorei ter conhecido o seu blog!

Robin said...

That is way too cool. I can see that with yarn stored in it!

Aleksandra Nearing said...

Love it! It might even inspire me to get creative :)

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