Monday, August 8, 2011

DIY Floating Shelves

It all started when I couldn't find floating shelves in the right size. Not at Ikea, not at target, not at West Elm, not anywhere. I had been searching for some for over the toilet in the downstairs bathroom, but they needed to be just under thirty inches wide. I wanted them to fit exactly in between the two walls so that I could put extra toilet paper and other cool/useful stuff on them. Sort of like these:




We all know that Kevin and I are no strangers to a good DIY project, especially one involving lots of liquid nails and plywood. And it just so happened that we had some plywood leftover in the garage from another build. Hooray for free floating shelves!!!

We used the tutorial from Young House Love and Ana (from Knock Off Wood) to figure out how to build ours. Check out the above link if you want to make your own! We used strips of wood to make a frame on the back and sides of the walls and spaced them about fourteen inches apart. Then we attached plywood to the top and bottom of the wood frame.


After that, we nailed a strip of wood to the front of the plywood. I am still in the process of sanding, priming and painting them. Ours will be white, but you could definately stain them as well. Here's what they look like before paint...


Stay tuned for the after pics when it's all painted and decorated!

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I am a mom to three great kids - Ethan is 12, Abby is 9 and Lulu (Olivia) is 5. I've been married to my highschool sweetheart for almost fourteen years. I love to paint, renovate and live for anything DIY. I love music and I love to bake. I also teach dance at a local studio. Thanks for stopping by my blog!!!

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