This was my favorite craft I’ve done so far! It was completely free, easy to make and the parts were a rare find!
This is why the parts are a rare find.
My fiancee and I had to move the dresser from our sons room to a different room, leaving his room without a dresser. Since we don’t have a truck to pick one up, we thought, why not order one on Amazon and have it delivered for free? Done and done.
At first when I finally got damn thing open, I was really annoyed to see a bunch of cheap-o plastic and particle board parts to assemble, until I saw this……
Tons of heavy-duty cardboard! These pieces are very hard to even bend.
I spy with my little eye…multiple crafts…
There are four long packaging cardboard pieces that look like shelves, and that’s exactly what I wanted them for.
A shelf for Adrian’s room!
I used two of them to make one shelf. I started off by painting them blue – just some standard acrylic paint – and let them completely dry before moving on to the next step.
Attaching them was easy with some heavy-duty spray adhesive. I sprayed the bottom of the “L” shape and pressed the other piece down hard until it was dry. (I always sit on the floor when I’m crafting, haha)
Then, I thought about somehow sealing the edges.
So, I used my trusty hot glue gun as a sort of caulk gun and sealed around the exposed edges.
I could’ve finished right there, and hung it right up, but that’s just not cool enough.
I made a sign “Adrian’s Reading Zone” (was gonna be reading nook but my hubby says Zone is cooler….Whateverrr) and some Batman action words, and I Mod Podged them on. The Mod Podge also seals the paint and leaves a nice gloss over the shelf so I put it all the way around.
BANG, BOOM, POW, SPLAT!…it was done!
Time to hang it and adore my creation!
I marked my level spot, pre-drilled holes and placed anchors so the shelf can hold the weight of the books.
His reading zone is still under construction, I have one more cardboard shelf to make, decorating with more comic book super hero stuff and he needs a comfy man chair to go in this corner….
He’s already enjoying it ! (very serious face right there)
I guess I can forgive the cheap-o dresser if it secretly had two shelves and multiple other crafts inside in the box!
Just goes to show you can make anything into a reusable craft! I love upcycling, revamping and reusing any and every thing!