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Pinterest Project #7: The Zoo

I had been looking for a fun way to store and display Adam’s “friends” when I saw this on pinterest:

I used this old, narrow bookshelf behind Adam’s door to make a zoo for all of his animals.

(The wood splintered on the bottom side of the shelves…not really sure how to avoid that.  Anyone know?  Also, I used a 1/2 inch drill bit and 1/2 in dowels, and then used my dustbuster as a makeshift mallet to hammer the dowels in.  I would DEFINITELY make a larger hole next time as these were a really tight fit.  The cage “bars” were 5 inches apart, except for the middle two, which were 4.  This distance seems to work pretty well so far.)

We had a great time gathering the friends from around Adam’s room and reminiscing about each one as he found a “cage” for each of them.img_0634
Now all we need is a little “Zoo” sign (so it doesn’t look like we put his Cabbage Patch Kid in jail.)

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More children's storage projects from On the Banks of Squaw Creek:

IMG_6552-3157(rev 1)_thumbCrib Spring Bulletin Board img_0634_thumb6

Stuffed Animal Zoo
bookshelf dresserBookshelf Dresser
img_1104_thumb[2]Wooden Puzzle Storage img_5571_thumb[1]Pretty Diaper Boxes

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