Don’t you just love it when a plan that has been in your head for over a year, completely falls into place in your new house? Today I will show you our €60 bookcase!
We wanted to have a nice place for our books but buying one just wasn’t exciting enough. We wanted some nice wooden boards that would fit a lót of books. But since we wanted to work with a small budget, we thought of a cheaper form of wood: underlayment! Just as pretty as a wooden board, a lot less expensive. So we went to the Do-It-Yourself store and they sawed the underlayment for us. We calculated 5 boards would be perfect, 24cm deep so big enough to fit books and some accessories. No waste of wood, perfect!
Let me show you step by step how we worked:
This empty white wall was – even for my white-loving standards – a bit too white. Since the door is on the left here, we thought this was the perfect spot for our bookcase.
We used these €0.50 consoles. My poor husband, having to calculate 25 of these.. But, it looks good doesn’t it?
Then the fun part began. If I may advice you: underlayment always has a pretty side, and a sloppy side. In our case, the 3 boards below have the pretty side up, the 2 boards on top have the pretty side down. This way you only get to see the pretty underlayment, instead of only stamps, for instance. A free tip from me to you :)
And there it was! I was so happy unpacking 5 moving boxes. When you have experience in moving/renovating, you must know how annoying it is to have all your stuff still in boxes. So this was definitely a happy moment. I’m so excited about the final result, it was exactly the way we wanted it to look like!
The underlayment itself cost €40 and 25 consoles for €0.50 each make €12.50. Some screws and other tools make this project a total €60, isn’t that great? And may I add that Doing It Yourself is always worth much more than just buying if you ask me.
Since this room is big enough for a nice comfy chair to lounge and read, I brought this chair upstairs. The poster is by studiocaptain.nl and I think it looks great!
If you like to see the total renovation of this room, you can click HERE.
3 thoughts on “Renovation pt 10: DIY bookcase”
Ah, heerlijk, zo’n grote boekenkast!
Wat leuk en het hout ziet er erg mooi uit, waar heb je het gekocht?
Hai Maartje, het is underlayment en dat kun je gewoon bij de bouwmarkt halen :)