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. I managed to do it even as a beginner. Here are seven different tutorials that will help you build the floating shelves (or floating corner shelves!) of your dreams.
Don't you hate it when your kitchen cabinets don't have a shelf inside, so you end up using only the bottom half? All that wasted space could be used, if only you had an extra level.... so today we're sharing an easy DIY that will help you take advantage of it - in style of course. No boring store-bought shelf risers here!
The moment I ran across the Hyllis shelf on IKEA's website, I knew I had to hack it. My dining room was crying out for a shelf upgrade, so I drove down to IKEA immediately and bought three of them. You guys... they're only $15 apiece! My resulting hack has a glamorous vibe with a bit of rustic appeal, and it's super simple to do. Click through to check it out.
Perfect for Mother's Day, this bath shelf couldn't be easier--and quicker--to construct. Doesn't hurt that the outcome is completely charming. A pine board and a couple of drawer handles are the main components. Some masking tape
This shelf might be the smartest little addition to a workspace or bedroom that I've seen in a while! Its versatility is truly inspirational and I can think of one million and one ways that I could use one in my own home! Just look at all the different uses!
The size of the Grundtal kitchen cart from IKEA was perfect for the little nook in my bathroom, but I was not digging the plastic top at all. And the plastic casters weren't quite right for the bathroom either. So an IKEA hack was born. Continue reading to see how I transformed it into a beautiful bathroom shelving unit with a bamboo top.
Talk about a space saver! These industrial shelves turned out great and are made from nothing more than plumbing supplies! This is an excellent storage alternative for someone living in a tight space.
Honeycomb shelves are popping up all over the place, and while we love them in clusters, this singular version has my heart at the moment! A great project for someone with little space!
When you've got a blank wall and regular floating shelves are just too boring, what do you do? Build this awesome triangle shelving system, that's what!
Some people have an uncanny ability to look at a totally mundane object, like a dim sum steamer basket for example, and see extraordinarily clever ways to use it. In this case, by turning said steamer basket into a circular shelf!
There's not much I love more than a really good IKEA hack. This shelf is one that can be tackled in a weekend and the beauty lasts forever... or at least until you switch out the furniture.
I love these super simple, modern floating shelves from Happinest. They're a great way of using up scraps and offcuts and by mixing and matching the grains and stains you can create unique and organic sculptural elements.
Decorating your home or updating a piece of furniture, but not sure where to start? Take this tip from Design Milk and use a favorite work of art as a springboard for color and pattern inspiration!
Still have a few ill-fitting belts left over from that drawer pull project? Put 'em to work as part of a reclaimed wood bookshelf!
You know that aisle at Goodwill that has all the cruddy wood knick-knacks made out of pine with that yellow orangey stain? It's the one that has lots of wood pieces with heart shaped cut outs. Change of policy: Don't walk by it, stop and hunt for a display shelf. You will not believe what a little TLC did for this dog.
Awhile back I posted a link to a tutorial for a bathroom wall shelf. I showed the pic to MWT and asked, "How about it?", to which he replied, "Sure." So, we went to the lumber store the following weekend and bought what we didn't already have on hand to make it. Ultimately, we didn't refer to the original how-to. Didn't need to, and if you have
A flea market find is turned into a ladder bathroom shelf in 5 easy steps. (Note the cheeky faucet handles on top.) A little too 'cute'? Maybe, but I'm kinda