Ok...so I admit. I have spent a couple of nights, after checking in on my daughter as she sleeps, sitting in her rocker, admiring this little reading corner. I just love these shelves!!!
They were simple to make and cost very little. This was actually my first time working my jigsaw so there was a learning curve and I really had to sand the corners to get a smooth finish. I started out with 1/4" plywood. I wanted a larger cloud shape to be approximately 22" long and the smaller cloud (for the front) to be 16" long. To get good circles I used a Pyrex mixing bowl as a guide.
Once I got the basic shape I fiddled with it slightly to get the look that I wanted. Once I was satisfied, I got out my Ryobi jigsaw and cut out my shape.
From here I sanded the edges good and painted it with a cost of Rust Oleum Chalk Paint in Linen White.
For my baseboard I cut a 1x4 at about 24" and painted that Linen White as well. To attach my clouds, I glued the baseboard and used my Ryobi Brad Nailer with 1" nails. Once this was done I filled in all nail holes with wood filler, gave it a light sanding and painted over them.
I originally planned on just using a few 3M Command Strips to hang these to the wall but since I wanted them to be within reach for my daughter I was afraid she would hang on it, pulling it off of the wall. So I connected two keyhole hangers to the baseboard. I placed them a distance apart so that I could hang screws directly into the studs. I still needed to use a 3M Command Strip to keep the top of the cloud secured flush to the wall.
There it is! Super easy with about an hour and a half of work. Now if only I can quit being creepy and stop sitting in her room admiring it while she sleeps!