Today I am having my husband, Justin, guest post. He is a talented artist & do it yourselfer( i think i made up that word), but I am so thankful to have him around the house to make so many of our ideas come to life. Here is one of my favorite projects that we have done in the house.
Building a bookshelf as a DIY project was challenging for me because of all the work that goes into to making a shelf with the proper support and framing especially on a rounded wall. I simplified the process so that i could fit books on our unique curved wall. I did end up destroying the books in the process, but i just cared about looks not content. This project ended up bringing so much color and interest to the room, it was worth sacrificing the books. Here are some steps that i took to make this wall standout as a feature wall, steps that anyone can take whether your wall is curved or straight.
- 2″x4″ cut to length of the wall
- books (found at thrift stores)
- double sided adhesive tape
Before i could use the 2’x4’s as support i had to make hundreds of cuts into the back of the board so that i could bend the wood to the curve of the wall. I then screwed the wood into the studs behind the sheet rock. With the wood in place i was able to cover it with molding i purchased at Home Depot. After applying the molding I covered all the nail holes and cuts with a wood putty. This allowed the pieces to look like one solid piece.
It was fun to layout all the books and letters and see it come together.