Voila! A $18 DIY bookshelf system!
Inspired by Pottery Barn's book shelf system, and modeled by similar bookshelves from the blog, Just a Girl, this was a fun project that was a breeze to put together. We had most of the supplies at home, and purchased three different sizes of pre-primed white board feet (1x5.5, 1x3.5, and 1x1.5). Beau cut each in three equal pieces, and used his nail gun to put them together. Then, a coat of paint later, we have the makings of a reading nook (and lots of empty shelf space in Cruz's room.
Bring on the books, Santa!