I've promised a post about my new music shelf which I am entirely excited to share with you. If you are not already aware, music does not come printed on standard 8 1/2 x 11 sheets of paper. They are slightly larger and thus, do not fit within many normal bookshelves. Sometimes I'll find a bookshelf with one extra large shelf and then the other standard size. Just won't work.
I was shopping at a discount store a few weeks ago and came across a bookshelf that had THREE large shelves. The bottom shelf even held a canvas box! Price: $30. I could definitely swing that one. So happy was I to finally find a shelf that would hold my music that I took it home with me and assembled it right away. It was perfect and I found the perfect place for it in my house, very near our piano.
In order to store my massive amounts of sheet music on this shelf, I had planned to use magazine holders. Otherwise, the music would just fall over and become a huge unorganized mess. But have you ever checked out the price for magazine holders? Ain't cheap! So onto plan B.
I have to give the credit for this project to Kim from Too Much Time On My Hands. She was the one who came up with this incredible repurpose in the first place and her boxes are adorable. Thanks, Kim.
Lying in my craft room, ready to be reused were some flat rate boxes that came to my home bearing birthday, anniversary, and Christmas gifts. I always keep boxes like these because they hold up so well in the mail and can easily be folded, put away, and reused later.
I used a magazine holder that I already had as a template and cut the box into the desired shape. I then used some brown patterned paper I got at the Dollar Tree (once again, love that place) and Mod Podged it onto the boxes. Brush the Mod Podge on very thinly or else that paper will bubble. As a little embellishment, I glued ribbon and leaf cutouts that matched the pattern on the paper. Here is my new sheet music bookshelf!
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