1.20.2011

the gutter shelves

I've gotten lots of questions about the gutter shelves, so I thought I'd go ahead and try to answer them all in a post.  Please let me know if I missed your question!
An updated, daytime pic with the bunting in its new home.

*The installation process was super easy and fast.  We basically did what RaisingOlives did here, with one small exception.  We used drywall anchors and screws to attach the end caps to the gutters and to the wall for a little more stability.  The shelves kinda sagged on the ends before we did this step.
*You can find pictures of the end caps and brackets here-- very helpful as there are a few different types of brackets available. 
*For those of you who were concerned about sharp edges, the PVC gutters don't really have any.  When you cut the gutter to length, you do end up with sharp ends, but those are covered by the end caps.
*I feel like the shelves are very sturdy.  We made sure to drill the brackets into studs and used drywall anchors on the ends.   I don't know exactly how much weight they will support, but they're definitely strong enough to handle little ones pulling up on them.
*And a few of you have asked about the nursery wall color.  It is Sparkling Lake by Valspar.

And on a completely unrelated note, the shop has been stocked.  I'll hopefully be adding more in a week or two, but the doxology prints that some of you asked about are in now!

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15 comments:

Lori said... Best Blogger Tips

What a fantastic idea!! So cute! I'm a new follower;)

Brooke@SweetMintStudios said... Best Blogger Tips

LOVE the bunting over the gutter shelves. That's a great place for it. Your shop looks AWESOME too!

Pam said... Best Blogger Tips

Love, love, love the bunting and the shelves! Everything is just adorable! We pray for you guys and your precious babys everyday! :)

lizbethsgarden said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for the info on gutter shelves.

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said... Best Blogger Tips

Sucha a simple idea! I really do love it. And the wall color....devine

Britt said... Best Blogger Tips

@Pam
Thank you so much! We definitely appreciate any and all prayers we can get!

Becky @ I Burned The Brownies said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this idea! I first saw this over at The Stories of A to Z and wondered if they were sturdy. You answered all the questions I had! Thanks so much and prayers for you and your lil ones!

Amber Whitecliffe and Hilary Johnston said... Best Blogger Tips

gosh i love bunting!! :)
great blog :) just found you.
♥ amber

www.amberandhilary.blogspot.com

agriffith said... Best Blogger Tips

The doxology print is WONDERFUL! And thanks for all the gutter shelf tips!

Jennifer said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this idea, had to share it on my blog!

Matt and Jennifer said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this idea...thinking this would be a great addition to our little ones rooms. We also adopted from Ethiopia, b/g twins. They will be 3 at the end of this month and we have been home 2 years in August. Congratulations on your family!! Your designs are awesome!

michaelhall24 said... Best Blogger Tips

That is brilliant! Who would've thought that a gutter can serve as shelves. Can you share more of your different home ideas. Thanks!

Michael Hall

caitlynzouch said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for sharing this! I've been thinking of a way to recycle our gutter when we had our basement remodeled. I just thought it's such a waste to throw them away. Now they have a purpose!

- Caitlyn Zouch

First House Spouse said... Best Blogger Tips

These shelves look great! We also love the triangle banner and think that's SO cute! This past weekend we made some rain gutter bookshelves for our nursery. They look amazing!

epdmcoatings said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you so much! We definitely appreciate any and all prayers we can get! Liquid Roofing EPDM

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