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Rain Gutter Bookshelves Under $10

After the edges were good and smooth wipe the gutters down to make sure all the dust is gone.






I decided to try a  new type of paint that includes primer AND paint in one. I purchased this at Lowes.

Painting here we go…….

My sweet little helper.

This paint went on really smooth and stuck really well on the first coat!


I always suggest two coats, even when it looks good after the first.

Two coats down and they are looking good!

Now it’s time to install.


Before I drilled anything into the wall, I found a stud. I used a drill bit to drill through the rain gutter and into the wall where the stud was.



After hanging each shelf with one screw, I went back and added two more screws to each shelf.



I’m guessing you noticed that I didn’t paint the inside of the book shelves before install.



I decided to paint the inside after they were installed on the wall so I could touch up paint if I needed too. If I had to do it over again, I would have painted the inside before I installed. I know it sounds crazy, but at the time I thought it was a good idea. 

Just a side note: I had every intention to purchase the end caps for the rain gutters, but they just happened to be out on the day I was there (always seems like my luck   ). I decided to proceed with my little DIY and add the end caps later if I wanted to.

A few coats of paint to the inside and I was almost done.

“Reading is dreaming with open eyes.” I knew this cute quote would be the finishing piece to my DIY shelves. I found  these stickers at Target. 

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