One of the most popular DIY bookshelf projects on the internet involves the use of ladders. It’s as easy as balancing planks of on the steps of a couple of ladders and voila–you have a finished product that is ready to go without the use of tools or complex assembly directions. If you want to take it up a notch, try securing the ladders to the wall, but hang them upside down. The planks can still be easily balanced this way, and the end result catches you a bit off guard in the best possible way! [from Planting Happiness]
If you’re up for a DIY project but you don’t want to build your bookshelves from scratch, this next section from A Beautiful Mess might grab your interest… There’s nothing like putting a personal stamp on an already-built piece! Our first featured bookshelf makeover has a sentimental touch. In fact, this Family Photo Bookshelf Project features beloved family pics that have been enlarged to fill the backs of the shelving. Double-sided tape does the trick when it comes to securing them. A lovely, unique statement, don’t you think?!