So since I left the back off of the bookshelves, I needed to reinforce it by adding brackets. It’s still not as sturdy as if I had the backing on it, but it works.
Then to add some extra sturdiness, I added another bracket to attach the table top to the bookshelves.
I’ve been looking on Pinterest for craft table ideas and decided to try and make the one from Organize & Decorate Everything. It was the perfect size for my small craft room and was less than $60! I bought the 2 bookshelves from Walmart for $16 each. The tutorial said to get the Mainstays brand 3-shelf bookshelf. Then I bought the Linnmon table top from IKEA for $26.
When I assembled the bookshelves, I realized they were SUPER flimsy! They swayed back and forth and in no way were sturdy enough. So tomorrow I will get some “L” brackets from Home Depot and fix this. Also I’m not going to add the back to the bookshelf so that I can access everything from both sides.
I can’t wait to make some fabric baskets for storage.
I’ve been on vacation so haven’t had time to craft. But here’s a photo of a fabric store I found in Hong Kong.
Since they don’t have much space out there, the fabric swatches are displayed instead of all the bolts we’re used to here.
We had a Christmas gift exchange last week with the crafty girls in my life. All the gifts fell into our “crafty” theme and everyone loved what they got. Mason jars, chalkboard paint, mini canvases, sticker makers, washi tape and all sorts of goodies. I had a blast!