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Cardboard Bookshelf

Guys. Am I excited to share this with you? Nope, I'm downright OVER THE MOON. I am just SO happy with the way this turned out and I need to document it ASAP. (Because you know... you know so well, that in precisely one week, this will be covered in toothpaste and hanging cockeyed.) For now however, this is a beautiful thing. My son can more easily find a book to flip through and more importantly, have a place for Batman.

This was one of those ideas to emerge from necessity. Our two kiddos share a room and they have but one place to put books. For a while, the chest was ample space for books. As our collection has grown however, it became clear we needed...wait for actual bookshelf. Who would have thought?

The design inspiration for this bookshelf came from this Pinterest image:

I loved the curving lines juxtaposed the geometric, right angles. It is quite pleasing to me. While our bookshelf looks quite different from his one, there is an essential similarity in the configuration. Would you agree?

Now for the nitty gritty. This isn't going to be a super detailed DIY but more of an overview of the process. I think in showing you the process, you may be able to more easily create your own! It all begins with deciding the shape of your shelf. There are many ideas floating around. Simply do a Google search.