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pinterest inspired, white gutters instead of bookshelves?

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meglet Sun 14-Jun-15 15:46:52

has anyone tried these yet?

dd had a tiny boxroom and even the smallest Billy bookshelf takes up valuable floor space. added to that she tends to trash it most days and I wonder if it might be wise to store the books on the wall?

do the gutters do a good job?

PlayingHouse Sun 14-Jun-15 15:57:15

Am following as have same problem.

Sorry to be no help blush

meglet Sun 14-Jun-15 15:58:04

we can learn together grin .

Bunbaker Sun 14-Jun-15 16:09:50

What exactly do you mean by gutters? I thought they were on the outside of a house to catch the rain.

meglet Sun 14-Jun-15 16:18:38

fixing a short length of square gutter (say 1m) along the wall and using it as a ledge for books.

We were in wickes yesterday and I got quite excited when I saw the square gutters. I'd pinned the idea to my pinterest wall months ago.

snowaccidentprone Sun 14-Jun-15 16:35:03

I saw something like this outside a cafe the other day. Only underneath each length of guttering was a wood shelf. The gutters were full of compost and plants. It looked really pretty.

So I'm not sure how much weight each gutter would hold. You may need to put the brackets about every 30cm apart.

meglet Sun 14-Jun-15 19:46:46

here you go. (first pic I've posted on here, hope it works)

snow I've been pondering the weight issue too. DS has far more space than DD, so his bookshelves can take all the meaty reference books, I doubt the gutters would hold all of them.

meglet Sun 14-Jun-15 19:47:22

It worked! <<cheers>>

ChishandFips33 Sun 14-Jun-15 20:29:04

ikea spice racks work too!

longlistofexlovers Sun 14-Jun-15 20:35:35

I like the spice racks much more than the gutters! The gutters look very obviously like gutters, whereas the spice racks look like cool shelves.

BuildYourOwnSnowman Sun 14-Jun-15 20:41:38

i was going to do this but then realised it didn't hold enough books. As the dc have grown up and moved onto more standard book sizes this has become more of a problem and i'm glad i went for proper shelves.

stargirl1701 Sun 14-Jun-15 20:43:28

We have the spice racks here. IKEA now do picture rails which would also work.

Shapebandit Sun 14-Jun-15 20:54:26

I've got ikea spice racks in ds room. They work perfectly

TheAuthoress Sun 14-Jun-15 21:03:12

Ikea spice racks here too smile

FirstOfficerDouglasRichardson Mon 15-Jun-15 07:34:57

They just don't hold enough books. DS has one beside his bed for a few night time books but still needs a bookcase to house the rest.

Qwebec Fri 19-Jun-15 02:28:36

Could the bookcase just outside her room? We had bookcases in the hall the kitchen and the living room. She could use the rack for the books she is using atm and the othersgo elsewere

kickassangel Fri 19-Jun-15 02:34:35

Shelves that are suspended from the walls at waist height and up (for an adult)?

BoobyNooby Sun 19-Jul-15 23:13:29

Use ikea ribba picture ledges....

nikki1978 Sun 19-Jul-15 23:18:08

Get a raised bed with book shelves underneath? Like a cabin bed. Those ideas look nice but don't seem very practical if your child likes a good choice of books.

BoutrosBoutros Mon 20-Jul-15 13:06:17

What about books above the door too? Quite a few ideas on using that 'dead' space on Pinterest.

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