How-to: “Book” Shelves
The DIY experts at HGTV Magazine recreated this flea market find. Here’s how you can, too.
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- painter's tape
- paint (multiple colors of your choice)
- paint brushes
- shelf brackets
- drill and screws
- construction adhesive such as Liquid Nails
Use painter’s tape to tape off the sides of each book, excluding the spine.
Paint the front, back, and spine of each book. Let dry, then open each book and use a small brush to paint the inside edges. Let dry.
Screw shelf brackets into your wall, then glue a book on top using a construction adhesive such as Liquid Nails. For a secure shelf, space the brackets nearly as wide as the book is long.
Carter Oosterhouse combines wavy-patterned acrylic panels with earth-friendly bamboo to create an exotic display shelf.