Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Rain Gutters

Isn't the Internet wonderful? Yesterday afternoon, I happened to come across this, which I decided would be the perfect addition to my kids' room. So, I packed them up, headed to Lowes, came up with 20 feet of rain gutter and introduced my husband to his project for the evening.

He loves it when I come home with crazy ideas. He also loves it when I post pictures of him on the internet without his shirt. But, hey, them's the breaks. 


So, anyway, I LOVE our new rain gutter bookshelves. Less than $50 for supplies, less than 2 hours of work, and a whole wall of art that (as I assured Ben) will instill in the kids a love of reading for a lifetime.

6 comments:

Abby said...

Ooh, I love this idea! Do you do anything to the ends or just leave them? I wish we had room to recreate this in our house, it's too cute!

Fish Face said...

I'm so doing this it's not even funny. Nick says, "Susie's post helped a lot, but mostly Ben's picture helped." -beck

Susie said...

Abby, I used the vinyl gutters so the edges aren't sharp. They sell endcaps, but I'm not planning on spending the extra money unless I need to :)

Erika Duke said...

ohhh I was going to buy a book shelf for Witten's room but this way more fun :)

Rodney Orton said...

Who says rain gutters can only be used for books? What you did was very creative, and it saves you from spending for a bookshelf. You just need to put a protector on the edges to keep them safe for the kids. Cheers!

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