Okay, Okay... On to the book shelves.
Did you notice I painted the ceiling???? It is pretty awesome. Every time I walk in the room now I have to smile.
For the book shelves I was going to build some out of wood, but I was feeling lazy and decided I could get the same effect with rain gutters. I basically followed THIS tutorial. But here are a few things I learned along the way.
First I love Home Depot. It is my home improvement store of choice. One of the things I love about it is that they will just about do anything for you if you ask.
I have discovered an almost failsafe way to get them to do whatever you ask. I take all my kids with me. Whenever I take all 4 kids somewhere I always get someone who tells me "Wow, you must be very busy." Using this to my advantage I load up the kids and go to the aisle about one aisle over from what I want. So if I want rain gutters on aisle 14, I got to aisle 13 and the put on the deer in the head lights look. (So basically I am going to play a little dumb.) Without fail, at that point some nice guy in an orange smock comes up to me and asks if he can help me. Then like I don't know I ask, "Ummm I need vinyl rain gutters. " Then he takes me over to them and since I have "no idea" what I am doing he very helpfully shows me where they are and all the little pieces I need for them. But then I ask "So is there anyway to cut them." Next thing you know my guy in an orange smock has now handed my rain gutters to some poor guy named Mike who is now cutting my rain gutters into 3 ft pieces by hand with a hack saw while I walk around the store getting more ideas.
Later when I got home all I had to do was slide on the clip things, snap on the ends, and hang those bad boys up. It took like less than 45 mins. And I got exactly the look I was going for.
Also in the tutorial she sanded the cut edges. I didn't because they get completely covered by the end caps and I am pretty sure Mike had kinda rubbed little vinyl bits off for me already (I am not sure though because while he was finishing up the kids and I where thinking about building a playground.) And then I got home I was a little worried I was going to have to spray paint them of something, because there were a lot of little marks from the vinyl rubbing together and marker marks from cut lines. But once the end cap were on you couldn't see the marker and a magic eraser took off the other marks.
I switched out the other rocker for the big brown one so that I can pile all my kids on my lap and read.
The room is so much cozier now.
More on Bryce's Room Revamp soon.