Happy Monday! How was your weekend? We snuck away for a quick getaway to the beach and it was so nice. The weather was cold and rainy, but the kids still enjoyed the beach, seeing the wild horses and swimming in the indoor pool. Sometimes all it takes is a stay away from home to reconnect and recharge.
I feel like I've been talking about this 2x4 project for weeks, so I am THRILLED to FINALLY be sharing it with you all today. It was a fairly straight forward and easy build, it just took me way too long to get motivated to get it completed.
HERE'S WHAT I USED:
- 8 2X4's
- Miter Saw (a hand saw will do if you don't own a Miter Saw)
- Drill Guide
- 2 Inch Screws
- Minwax Jacobean Stain
- Minwax Satin Poly
- Rust-Oleum ORB Spray Paint
- 4 (or 8) 12-gauge 4 inch L-Angle
- Black Upholstery Tacs
After I figured out the size I wanted my shelf to be I cut the boards down to size.
Once you have your shelf boards assembled you'll need to attach each side piece. Again, you'll use the drill guide to pre drill your holes.
Once you have all three shelves assembled you can start building the actual shelf.
I had my little helper with me for this part. He helped me drill pilot holes in the bottom of the legs before attaching the lower shelf. This reduces the risk of the wood splitting and also makes it easier to build if you are short a few hands.
Again, make sure to drill pilot holes before you screw in the screws.
The metal bins store more Lego's while the magazine files house the manuals. The addition of metal label holders was an easy way to instantly spruce up the inexpensive cardboard holders.
I couldn't be happier with how this little shelf turned out! I love that it offers storage as well as frees up valued floor space for playing. The best part about this entire project is that it cost me less than $20.00 to build. Yay for inexpensive and functional DIY projects!