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SJayneI
04-20-2012, 12:26 PM
I love, love, love them! Within a minute after they were up, she was in here all alone 'reading' to herself. That's something she doesn't do nearly enough and one of the main motives for these shelves.

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AddlepatedMonkeyMama
04-20-2012, 12:35 PM
Cool! I wish we had the wall space for something like that for library books. They all go into a basket right now, but I would love to have them more visible.

SJayneI
04-20-2012, 12:50 PM
I want to do a separate one for her library books as well. This is in our schoolroom, but I think I'm going to put some in her room as well. They are awesome because they can see the front of the book instead of just the spine. Now, I want them all over the house. ;)

farrarwilliams
04-20-2012, 12:52 PM
Tres cute! I always wanted those, but we also don't have the wall space for them.

Mud Hut Mama
04-20-2012, 02:34 PM
Love them - and that fact that they are right above that comfy looking bean bag!

theWeedyRoad
04-20-2012, 02:43 PM
Love them! Great job!

Aandwsmom
04-20-2012, 03:01 PM
COOL!!! Have been wanting to do those for my daycare but no wall space.... they are in my dream file if I ever move to a larger house!
Glad it encouraged reading!!!! YEAH

JinxieFox
04-20-2012, 03:54 PM
What a cool idea! I love it.

ksb427
04-20-2012, 04:48 PM
I love those! Seriously, such a great idea!

Kirsji
04-20-2012, 04:56 PM
I want some of those! - said in my best whiny voice
I want some by my bed and by my kids' beds. I want some in my family room. I want some in the bathrooms. - You all read in the bathroom, don't you?

I think it's a great idea!
Love it!

SJayneI
04-20-2012, 05:03 PM
I feel the same way Kirsji! They were super easy to do and not terribly expensive. I got the 10 feet of vinyl gutter for $5 bucks. The brackets were almost $3 each and I needed 4 of them. And, the end caps were $3 each and there were 4 of them as well. So, the whole thing cost me about $30, but it was worth it.

I also saw where you can use rain gutters for hanging gardens; I might try that as well.

KristinK
04-20-2012, 10:02 PM
love them :)

I've also been really wanting to do them as my lettuce garden. but my hubby doesn't want to attach stuff to our outside walls. boo.

SJayneI
04-21-2012, 12:11 AM
I saw one post...somewhere...where they were hung from wires. They drilled holes and ran strong wire through 3 of them and hung them on the porch.

SunnyDays
04-21-2012, 02:05 AM
SO cute!!

That's it, I need a new house. Bigger kitchen, more wall space for bookshelves in every room, LOL!!

Alaskamom
04-26-2012, 04:25 PM
What an awesome idea!!! It looks great!

Kelly Cyr-Levesque
05-02-2012, 10:20 PM
I'm jealous!

MamaP
05-07-2012, 07:30 PM
Fabulous!!!

kristinabrooke
05-07-2012, 08:49 PM
Love these! We are moving and I want to do this so badly in the new place... Lovely!

CrunchyNoVa
06-06-2012, 10:42 AM
Love these! Is there a "how to" on here or could I find it on Pintrest?

h5rus
06-06-2012, 12:38 PM
I found a tutorial here: http://raisingolives.com/2009/07/raingutter-book-shelves-tutorial/

and here's a pic of our gutter shelves: http://www.secularschooling.com/?p=160

hblyon
07-16-2012, 12:33 PM
So cute and such a clever idea :)