Wednesday, November 18, 2009


I first saw rain gutter bookshelves several years ago in fellow teacher's classrooms. Now they are the hottest thing all over the internet. I think they are adorable and had wanted to put some type of shelving for pictures as well as books in my basement.

For me it seems the rain gutters were possibly going to cover too much of my picture frames and wanting the two to match I knew I had to find something else.

Who came through for me? IKEA - who else? For 20 bucks I got a 73 inch long shelf. We kept one in tact to hold the frames...

and cut the other in half to make two bookshelves...

The toddler is already so much more interested in books now that she can see all the covers!


  1. We have these shelves and LOVE them!!!

  2. I'm lovin' your shelves! What are they made out of (wood/plastic/metal)??? I may have to get to an IKEA :)