When I first set out to build live-edge floating shelves in my kitchen a few years back, I had no idea how to do it. At the time, I had to figure a lot out myself. Luckily for you, the internet now has step-by-step instructions for a variety of different methods for building shelves without visible brackets. Having personally built floating shelves two different ways, I can tell you that it's not difficult once you have some basic woodworking skills. Continue Reading
When Jessica spotted Anthropologie’s Swing Shelf ($108), she knew she could DIY one for a fraction of the cost. She did…and for only $25. Supplies were minimal and included some sisal rope, some copper pressure cups, gold spray paint, a slab of 8″ x 10″ wood, drill and bits and glue. (Honestly, if I checked my leftover stash right now, I probably have everything on hand to make one–or several, for that matter!) Continue Reading
This fun little project comes via the ladies over at A Beautiful Mess, combining the love of collectables, with the modern twist.
Printers trays are back in fashion (though avid collectors will say they’ve always been in style!), there is something rather special about showcasing our little treasures and keepsakes and these DIY shelves offer just the ticket.
You’ll find step-by-step instructions and photos at the link below.
DIY Triangle Shelves via A Beautiful MessContinue Reading
It’s projects like this that make me wish I had an endless length of empty wall space. While this is going on my ever-growing “someday” list, those of you who are looking for a clever shelving solution will definitely want to tackle this project!
There’s not a whole lot more that I love than the combo of walnut, succulents, and a pop of color. So, when (our very own Editor-in-Chief) Chris made these awesome DIY floating planter shelves, I flipped out — in a good way!
The whole rustic industrial trend is pretty popular these days. And when the high end stores get in on the act, you know it’s here to stay. Inspired by pricey Restoration Hardware shelves, Shannon and Dean set out to DIY them and save a couple thousand bucks in the process.
Their DIY-version is built from reclaimed pallet wood that they sanded and stained and metal pieces Shannon and Dean had cut for them at a local Metal Supermarket. Continue Reading
The closet in our spare bedroom is huge- it takes up an entire wall (which is terrible for furniture arranging, let me tell ya)! Unfortunately, it only has one dinky wire shelf inside, which means all my c-r-a-p is simply piled on top of itself and lacks any rhyme or reason at all. I’m thinking a simple DIY shelving system would be the answer. Amy from The Idea Room scored big on some old lockers that she spruced up, but still had an empty space in need of shelves. Continue Reading
One of my main challenges as a creative person (I like to think of myself as such!) is the mess that comes along with it. It seems to me like a good solution to the constant moving of project piles would be a good storage solution, like this DIY desk.
Made with simple shelves and hollow core doors, this project is pretty inexpensive. In fact, when I first saw the desk I thought the top was made of table tops from Ikea (like the one I’m currently using), which would be even cheaper than doors. Continue Reading
Ok, so my title is ridiculously cheesy. But really, taking crates and mounting them on the outside of your house? Definitely more exciting. Stacy of Not Just a Housewife used her crates as shelves for a little outdoor decor. Hers were brand new, but repurposing old or vintage crates would be awesome too. She reminds us to seal the wood since it is, after all, outside.
This is such a “crate” idea!
Ok, I’ll stop.