Entryway Hanging Storage Shelf

Earlier this year, Mindi from My Love 2 Create made over her entryway closet to tame the overabundance of coats and cold-weather accessories taking over the space. She was able to create an amazingly organized space, yet there still wasn’t quite enough room to accommodate eight people’s winter wear. Mindi decided to add additional storage […Read More]

$11 Picture Ledges Anyone Can Build

The moment Ursula from Home Made by Carmona got her new couch in the house, she knew Pottery Barn-like photo ledges would be perfect on the wall above the couch. However, she wasn’t feeling quite as enthusiastic when she saw the prices for the shelves. Ursula says, “Well pull out your wood clamps, because if […Read More]

Pipe Shelving for the Dining Room

Lisa from Over the Big Moon had been dreaming about adding shelves above her buffet for quite some time. When she saw a pic of Restoration Hardware’s beloved distressed pine shelves, she knew they were perfect! Lisa had the handy fellows at Home Depot cut her wood to size and then sanded and stained it. […Read More]

Café Shelves for a Long Wall

We all have that large, awkward wall in our homes that we just can’t figure out how to decorate. Lindsay from That Village House found the perfect solution for that wall in her kitchen in Ballard’s café shelves and was inspired to build her own. Lindsay says, “I’m really happy with how they turned out!! The total cost was about $47 for two shelves. Not bad when this look would have cost me $189 plus tax and shipping at Ballard.”

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Reclaimed Wood Shelf

Gretchen of Boxy Colonial needed display shelves for her boys’ bedroom and liked the look of some reclaimed wood shelves from West Elm. However, at $58 for the smallest shelf, it simply wasn’t happening. Instead, Gretchen enlisted her husband and two sons to make these look-a-likes with wood “reclaimed” from the scrap pile. I have a feeling it didn’t take too much persuading to get them to bang up the boards with hammers and screwdrivers {wink}!

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Wall Display Shelf

Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic built these fabulous 8-foot-long shelves for her son’s bedroom. I know you love them because I sure do! If you’ve been wanting to ease yourself into building and take on a simple project, this is the one for you. According to Whitney, these shelves are a cinch to build and […Read More]