Thursday, April 28, 2011

Batman Bookshelf

This post is long overdue.

A few weeks ago (a month maybe?) Dad came to visit me and we got to talking about me wanting a new bookshelf. Well being the awesome man that he is, asked me some questions, I ended up drawing a picture on a post it note and then a week later, he told me to come to his house with old clothes on because I needed to paint. He also told me to bring something for the top of the bookshelf to make a pretty design.

So I walked into Dad's woodshop to find this...
It looked WAY better than my post it note blue print.

Then I showed him what I brought to make a design for the top.
 Hey! It was all I had! And once he stopped laughing at me...he got to creating the top.


 See....it turned out awesome!
 Oh and I painted while he did the cutting. I had more paint on me than I did the shelf.

 We ran out of paint, so Dad had to put the second coat on the next day.

And the finished product...
The best part are the little holes he drilled in the top two outside shelves.

No wires!

As you can see, I've already almost filled it up so the two little cubbies with the turtles may have to turn into book storage as well.

And next up his sleeve is a coffee table with a sliding top so that we can hide all of our controllers in it. Can't wait.

19 comments:

SkippyMom said...

Your Father is AMAZING!

Is he up for adoption. :)

Please tell him we said AWESOME JOB!

Danger Boy said...

Very nice Batshelf. What bookshelves we have are either Ikea or dumpster rescues. Haven't had time or money enough to do any custom builds of bookshelf in this house yet. So I'm a wee bit jealous.

Amy said...

That's amazing! What a great Dad :)

Oilfield Trash said...

Your dad is awesome!!!

I love the bookshelf.

Meg O. said...

So cute and creative! I would have never thought to have a batman bookshelf, but it totally works!

Thisisme. said...

The bookcase looks great, and how clever is your dad! The batman bit at the top was a touch of genius on your part!!!

Nicki said...

THIS IS SERIOUSLY ONE OF THE COOLEST THINGS I HAVE EVER SEEN EVER

lyndylou said...

oh my god that is so so cool! I want one of those lol

becca said...

wow that is amazing your dad is very talented

Bouncin' Barb said...

Wow, that's beautiful. Is Chief taking orders? That really came out fantastic. I have a book shelf wall unit that my father made 25 years ago. I cherish it and I'm glad to say we made room for it here in the Love Shack.

steph c said...

It looks great! Love the inspiration for the top, hehe ;)

Ms Jenna said...

I like it and I'm very picky about my bookshelves. I might have to show this to Boyfriend.

Mynx said...

Very clever Dad and lucky you JM
Gorgeous piece of furniture

Jo-Anne Mother and Nanna said...

What a talented dad you have isn't it great when we have dads that can make things and fix things mine is like that. However the love of my life is not so talented.......but I still love him

Bubbles said...

That is great, your so lucky :D...

Jax said...

You officially have the greatest Dad ever! Mine would've made me do the whole thing with him when all I'd really want to do is paint it... the fun part. It looks great :D

Molly Malone said...

That is incredible! Think he could make me one? ;)

On My Soapbox said...

Oh, wow! How cool is that?? I think your Dad should start a side business....

The Adorkable Ditz said...

I want a Batman bookcase now!