Recycling school Shelves
November 9, 2012 by Crystal Rayne
Projects & Recipes
Now that it has gotten too cold to play outside, I am back to working on the inside of the house by recycling things like shelves. When we moved into the school 2 years ago I noticed a lot of shelves and shoe cubby’s in the classrooms. Not real surprising since this was an elementary school. I left them alone or removed some from the rooms but saved them until I could find a use for them. Slowly but surely I am finding homes for them.
Today I grabbed a set from the hallway and stood them up, they look like thin tiered shelves. Next to the new reading area I set up in the living room, I could use some small shelves. This morning I grabbed the unit and got to work, while paint was drying on another project I am working on that involves old ice skates.
This is what I started out with. These cubbys are in a bunch of the classrooms and are laying down. I assume they were used for the kids shoes & papers. I grabbed some of my blue left over paint and started going shelf by shelf.
Once the paint was dry I hauled it to the living room over to the couch and wrote the word “Dream” on the side that would be facing the couch. My older kids are just now realizing that books open up many worlds, so I thought dream was appropriate.
Now I have a place to pull the yarns I am working with for weaving projects with the kids and some of the books they are currently reading. Love these cubbys now! The kids have been covering the table at the other end of the reading couch with all their stuff and I feared the new lamp would get knocked over. I think when they get home from school they will really like their new shelves to stash their books in.