Easiest DIY Wall Ledge Ever

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Steph from Newlywed Nesters took a friend’s recommendation to try out Shanty 2 Chic’s “shelves anyone can build” with plans from Ana White. As promised, the project was simple and inexpensive! Steph ended up building four three-foot ledges, which would have run her $45 dollars a piece at good old Pottery Barn. Thank goodness for DIY! Steph says the best part is that the shelves allow her to rearrange to her heart’s content without having to patch holes and rehang frames.

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Metal and Wood Bathroom Shelf

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Aly from Entirely Eventful Day wanted a beautiful weathered wood étagère from Restoration Hardware for her master bathroom. The problem? She didn’t have $700 to purchase it. What Aly did have was an old, metal, over-the-toilet shelving system. Aly refabbed the shelf with a fresh coat of glossy white paint and some wood to give it a more substantial and expensive look like her inspiration.

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Decorative Wall Ledge

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After building a small ledge for her bathroom, Laura from I’m Not A Trophy Wife knew she wanted a larger, chunkier version for above her bed and came up with some plans to build her own. This is a fabulous alternative to a mantel if you don’t have one and can even make a statement above a bed as a headboard. With the trim detail and distressed finish, it’s full of character and provides plenty of space for decorating.

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Faux Mantel Wall Shelves

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If you bemoan the fact that you don’t have a mantel and, therefore, a place displaying for cutesy holiday vignettes, you’ve got to check out these shelves from Mallory at Classy Clutter! Mallory built simple wall shelves by adding trim and corbels to a MDF board. These look great clustered together, so you can customize the number and size of your shelves to meet your space and decorative needs. Doesn’t Mallory’s suh-weet Valentine’s display make you want to build one right now!?!

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Wall Book Rack

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After getting bunk beds for her boys’ room, Jen from Scissors and Spatulas wanted a wall-hanging book bin like those from Land of Nod for her little guy on the top. There was no way though she was paying $70 for “a few pieces of wood.”  Jen’s hubby grabbed some scrap wood and trim pieces from the garage and put a book rack together with just a few screws and nails.
Jen painted it blue, and it’s just like the real deal. The only difference… about $65!

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Spinning Storage Shelf

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In need of storage for her craft space, Jeanette from Country Design Style created a revolving shelf that has room to spare. Jeanette added her own flair by gluing various styles of trim to the top and bottom. I love how accessible everything is with this design. Instead of searching around in a cabinet or drawer, just give it a spin and craft away!

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Wall Shelving Unit

If you’ve got a small bathroom, you may find yourself without enough room to store towels, toiletries, and, of course, the extra TP. Marian from Miss Mustard Seed shares at HGTV the plans to build this cute little shelving unit that provides storage and adds appeal with bead board and molding. Of course, other rooms [...Read More]

Open Modern Bookshelf

Melissa from Habitat loves CB2 and their modern pieces. A bookcase with an open structure recently caught her eye, and although she loved the look, she sure wasn’t about to drop $500 on a shelf. Instead, she committed a weekend and $100 to build her own spitting image. This eye-catching, architectural shelf has a whole [...Read More]