DIY Shelves

If you want to beautify your area and organize your stuff at the same time, the diy shelves are the perfect solution. The shelves can be a good place to store your stuff tidy. On the other side, it can make your area looks more attractive.

Also, it can be the perfect solution when you are on a budget. You can upcycle the old stuff on the shed or use another material surrounding.

No worries, we have compiled the diy shelves ideas you need to consider:

DIY Industrial Shelves

DIY Industrial Shelves
by Lucy Akins

The diy shelves can be the best decision if you want to keep your room well-organized. And when you want to make it looks more beautiful, the industrial shelves can make your blank wall looks gorgeous.

The galvanized pipes are perfect together with the unpainted wood and the twisted sisal rope. You can also show off your accessories or the cactuses on those shelves which make your wall looks admirable.

DIY Plywood Shelves

DIY Plywood Shelves
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Sometimes it is hard to find a place to store your stuff when your space is limited. There is nothing better than installing the wall-mounted diy shelves in your small room. You can install the diy shelves next to your bed to put your personal items like glasses, wallet, and alarm clock.

If you want to add a natural vibe, you can also put a small potted plant. The selves going to be way much better when you let the plywood keep the natural color of the wood. You can see how to assemble it here.

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DIY Floating Shelves

DIY Floating Shelves
Jessica Marquez

If you are wondering how to make your window area looks more beautiful, you can install this kind of diy shelves. This kind of diy shelves is made out of acrylic, a lightweight material yet it is good to put some small stuff. And the small potted plants are the best decision if you want to beautify your area.

If you want to make these floating shelves, you have to prepare the following supplies:

  • Measuring tape
  • Painter’s tape
  • Acrylic shelf
  • Acrylic square rod “brackets”
  • 9/64 drill bit
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Level
  • Sheet Metal Screws, size 6 x 1 1/4

DIY the Home Shelves

DIY the Home Shelves
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You will always find new ways to increase the value of your house. It can come from the building itself or adding new stuff. You can even make it by yourself because these diy shelves don’t need any certain skills.

You can make the wall-mounted shelves from the pallet. And if you want to make it looks artsy, you can make the HOME shelves. It can be a perfect place to display your decorating stuff.

Wood Slice Shelves

Wood Slice Shelves
by Mc Kenzie

There are so many ways to deal with the blank wall. You can put some wall art or paint it beautifully. But if you want to make something beautiful yet functional, then diy shelves can be the best idea.

Wood is the best material since it is the most wanted item to make shelves. Other than that, you can make this kind of shelves effortlessly. You only need a wood slice, cut it in half, put the L brackets, then screw them to the wall. After all, you can put your favorite art collection on these shelves.

DIY Honeycomb Shelves

DIY Honeycomb Shelves
By Josh Rhodes

The diy honeycomb shelves are the best decision if you want to beautify your space moreover if your space is limited. This kind of wall-mounted shelves can be a good idea if you want to store or display your collection stylishly. In the other side, you can recycle the old pallets if you don’t want to spend much money. And one of the perks of installing the honeycomb shelves is it can store more stuff.

You can follow the steps to make these diy shelves with the following supplies:

  • A miter saw (or chop saw)
  • Wood screws or sheetrock screws at 1 1/4″
  • A drill and drill bit
  • A level
  • A rotary sander
  • Wood glue
  • A tape measurer
  • Some wall brackets
  • A pencil for marking measurements
  • 3 fencing planks

DIY Rustic Shelves

DIY Rustic Shelves
shanty-2-chic.com

Rustic style is one of the most wanted styles to apply in a house. If you also want to infuse the rustic style, you can install the rustic shelves. It is the smart way to beautify your house and storing the stuff at the same time.

You only need a plank of solid wood, cut them as you wish. To accentuate the rustic vibe, you only need to polish the wood instead of paint it. And if you want to store your stuff tidy, you can put it on the natural basket. On top of the shelves, you can put decorative stuff to make it looks more adorable.

Classy Hanging Shelves

Classy Hanging Shelves
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This kind of diy shelves is the best option for you whose house is minimalist. It looks slender, indeed. But it can hold your beautiful collection stylishly.

And the most important thing is you don’t need any materials which hard to get because the materials you will need are:

  • Wooden board(s)
  • Rope cord
  • Metal rings
  • Scissors
  • Saw
  • Drill

Tips: Small potted plants and artsy stuff are highly recommended to store in these shelves

DIY Cute Shelves

DIY Cute Shelves
abubblylife.com

Besides placing the right furniture in your house, you can also make your house looks attractive by decorating the wall. You can make a focal point on the wall by making these cute shelves.

You only need to paint a half slice of your favorite fruit under the shelves with your favorite color.
You will need the supplies:

  • Wooden Circle Cut in two halves
  • Craft Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Scrap wood
  • 6 screws (3 screws for each shelf)
  • Drill
  • 4 Sawtooth hangers (2 for each shelf)
  • Hammer

DIY Copper Shelves

DIY Copper Shelves
by Amy

Placing the minimalist decorating on the wall can be a good decision if you are bored with the blank wall. And if you want to challenge your creativity, this kind of shelves is worth trying.

The supplies you will need:

  • Copper Pipe Hooks 1/2″ x 6″
  • Cork Coasters
  • Gold Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Washi Tape
  • Acrylic Paint

Note: It can’t hold the heavy stuff, but it is perfect for the mini plant

Floating Wooden Shelves

Floating Wooden Shelves
via notjustahousewife.net

We all know that floating shelves are the perfect answer for those whose space is small. Utilizing the vertical space of your house will also make your room looks more spacious.

You can assemble the pallet or reclaimed wood over the cabinet next to the desk. Since these shelves are made out of wood, which is sturdy enough, you can store a little bit much more. If you are wondering how to make the shelves, you can see the steps completely here.

But, before you start working, you have to collect the materials you will need:

  • Reclaimed wood/ pallet
  • Miter Saw
  • Wood Glue
  • Brad Nailer
  • Level
  • 1×2 and 2×3 boards
  • Plywood
  • Wood Screws

Simple Pegboard Shelves

Simple Pegboard Shelves
themerrythought.com

If you are clumsy enough to keep your small items, this kind of diy shelves can be the best idea to keep your necessities tidy. The wooden dowels can be a great thing to hold your keys, sunglasses, hat, bag, and any other stuff you need to grab easily. In the other side, it can be a wall decorative which makes your space looks pretty. You can make it prettier by adding some potted plants.

What you will need:

  • 3/4″ thick board or plywood
  • Wooden dowels – 3/4-1″ diameter
  • Circular saw
  • Miter box
  • Sandpaper
  • Yardstick
  • Pencil
  • Drill or drill press
  • Forstner drill bit
  • Screws
  • Screwdriver

Industrial Pipe Shelves

Industrial Pipe Shelves
via magnolia.com

If you want to make your room looks adorable and spacious when you have a lot of stuff, you can make an industrial shelf. You can use the material that you are no longer using to minimize the cost. For the adorable look, you can put some decorative things.

This industrial shelf is sturdy and has loads of room to store your stuff. In the aesthetic side, the metallic color of the pipes is perfect together with the unpainted wooden planks.

DIY Solid Wood Shelves

DIY Solid Wood Shelves
by Ena Russ

If you want to bring out the artsy stuff in your house, you can assemble the piece of solid woods and create the vertical shelves in a room corner. It is a good place to show your small artsy stuff aesthetically.

The focal point of this kind of shelves are the tree growth rings, the natural cracks, and natural color. This vertical shelving doesn’t only give you an artsy appearance, yet it also gives you an elegant appearance.

DIY Water Pipe Shelves

DIY Water Pipe Shelves
by Lexy Ward

If you are wondering how to deal with the stack of stuff, the diy industrial shelves are a good idea to keep them well-organized. It also can be your stylish place to display your collections. In the other side, it can be the best idea to keep your floor space.

Supplies you will need:

  • 10-floor flanges (1/2″)
  • 10 caps (1/2″)
  • Rust-Oleum Textured Spray
  • Rust-Oleum Gray Spray Paint
  • Drywall anchors and screws

Floating Box File Shelves

Floating Box File Shelves
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Living in a small space will push you to be smarter. And if you want to minimize the cost, you can upcycle your old or unused stuff like a wooden magazine holder. It would work perfectly in the corner of your room to store your personal items.

The materials you will need are:

  • wooden magazine holder
  • stain or paint
  • two screws and two washers

Note: Put a little decorative stuff to make it looks pretty.

Hanging Wooden Box Shelves

Hanging Wooden Box Shelves
by Chelsea Mohrman

The floating storage is one of the most wanted ideas if you want to keep your floor space. And the wall-mounted storage will break your wall a little. Hence, hanging shelving is the best alternative if you want to minimize the wall’s screwing because you only need to screw it on one point and hang it.

The materials you will need to make this shelving unit are:

  • Heavy-duty rope
  • Wooden box
  • Paint

You can see the complete tutorial here.

Industrial Pipe Shelving for Pantry

Industrial Pipe Shelving for Pantry
by Roeshel

Accentuating the industrial appearance on one of your room is not a big deal. Just like this idea, you can maximize one of your space and build a shelving unit. If you want sturdy yet simple shelving to keep your stuff, you can use the industrial pipe.

The industrial pipes are perfect together with wooden materials which infuse the industrial vibe as well. But you have to ensure that these diy shelves are a good place to store your stuff well. In the other side, it must be fit the wall to ceiling and floor space.

DIY Leaning Shelf

DIY Leaning Shelf
project by Whitney

If you love artsy stuff, you can maximize the blank space on your bedroom. You can reclaim the old pallet and turn it into the perfect shelves on your bedroom.

t would be a beautiful space to display your favorite wall art collections. In the other side, it can be small storage to keep your private items. This leaning shelf is perfect together with hanging wall art. Also, you can keep the natural color of the wood to make it looks more admirable.

DIY Modular Shelves

DIY Modular Shelves
via alightdelight.wordpress.com

If you love to drink wine, I bet you have a bunch of wine racks scattered in your shed. But one thing you probably forget about it, you can do something with that instead of letting them in the shed and full of dust.

You can sort the good box and polish them to accentuate the natural color of the wood. After that, you can assemble it tidy just like this modulation which perfect for storing your books or any other stuff you want to display.

Wall-Mounted Buckets Shelves

Wall-Mounted Buckets Shelves
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When you are repainting the whole room of your house, the buckets must be scattered. You can recycle the buckets and create something more useful. The most important thing, you can save much money by making these shelves made out of buckets.

You can make these diy shelves effortlessly because you only need to clean and remove the label of the bucket, cut the top part, paint the outside. After all, the buckets are ready to install.

DIY Rustic Log Shelf

DIY Rustic Log Shelf
Project by Kate Pruitt

You can accentuate the natural beauty of your house by applying rustic styles. Besides relaxing, rustic style can make your room feel fresher.

You can maximize the natural material to make it looks way much better. And the shelves are perfect together with the small accessories or small potted plants. Placing small stuff on the shelves will make the shelves look elegant. Also, it can be a focal point of your room.

Ladder Plants Stand Shelves

Ladder Plants Stand Shelves
by Donna

If you want to beautify one of your corners inexpensively, you can play with your old wooden ladder. You only need to put the planks or pallets to hold the stuff.

ou can put the plant on the old crate to give a greenery hint. On top of the ladder, you can put the hanging plant on the galvanized bucket. On another side, you can put your antique collection and display them as well. Right under the ladder, you can also put a natural basket to store another stuff.

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DIY Leather and Wooden Shelf
by Camille

If you are wondering how to upcycle a piece of plank, this idea will inspire you. You can make this wood more useful. You can hold the wooden plank with the leather strip and drill in the screws.

You will need the supplies below:

  • (1) cowhide strip 1.5″ x 50″ (I bought a pre-cut strap made from sturdier leather, vegetable tan, what they use for belts)
  • (1) whitewood board cut to desired length (I did 28″ long)
  • (2) #3 x 1.5″ brass flathead Phillips head wood screw
  • (2) #4 6 x 7/8″ ribbed plastic anchors 
  • Krylon metallic gold spray paint
  • Knife
  • Ruler
  • Tape measure
  • Blue painters tape
  • Pencil
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Drill

DIY Simple Book Shelves

DIY Simple Book Shelves
by Kara

Normally, a nursery room is full of scattered toys or books. But you will no longer see the books are scattered on the floor when you install the bookshelves in the nursery room.

You can install the bookshelves on the corner of the blank wall. You will need the boards as you wish according to your necessities. You can see the tutorial on how to make the books shelves here.

Note: White paint is the best option to make your bookshelves looks way better.

Floating Corner Shelves

Floating Corner Shelves
by Elsie and Emma

When you are tired of the blank corner, there is nothing you can do but modifying it. You can install the shelves in the corner of your room. The shelves are work best to display your collections. On the other side, you can also make it more beautiful by adding some small potted plants among the white wall and shelves.

The supplies you will need:

  • Six 2 x 4s
  • Two 1 x 8 x 12 kiln-dried cedar
  • One 1/4″ x 4′ x 8′ plywood
  • 1 1/4″ wood screws
  • Heavy-duty fasteners
  • Spackle
  • Paint
  • Caulk
  • Wood glue

Farmhouse Shelves

Farmhouse Shelves
source Lolly Jane

There is nothing more attractive than installing the shelves to beautify your dining room. These shelves are held by the corbels, which make it infuses the farmhouse style. The white corbels are perfect together with the stained wooden plank. It also makes the farmhouse style looks stronger.

You can make this kind of shelves by using these materials:

  • Unfinished corbels
  • Minwax Stain: Dark Walnut color
  • Foam brush
  • Petroleum jelly/ Vaseline
  • Chalk paint powder and paint 
  • Wax to seal
  • Paint and wax brushes
  • Sander

Note: You can use latex paint because chalk paint powder just has better coverage when added to paint. 

DIY Luxurious Shelves

DIY Luxurious Shelves
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Having luxurious stuff in the house is like everyone’s desire. It doesn’t only please everyone who sees that. On the other side, it also will add the value of the house and the homeowners, of course.

The good thing is you can create it by yourself with the materials that easy to find:

  • Shelves
  • Natural marble contact paper (18 x 9, 2 rolls)
  • Gold spray paint (3 cans, cheaper at Home Depot)
  • Plastic drop cloth or large piece of cardboard
  • Scissors

After all, you can decorate by placing your favorite collections to display. 

Wooden Open Shelving

DIY Wooden Open Shelving
project by Shayna

Installing the open shelves in your dining room is the best alternative to store your stuff vertically. The vertical storage can be the decorative stuff, and functional stuff to space up the floor. It makes the room looks larger.

The open shelves are possible to store much more. For aesthetical value, you can match the color of the shelves with the floor or the furniture surrounding.

Repurposed Shelving

Repurposed Shelving
infarrantlycreative.net

If you want to bring the new vibe to your house, you can repurpose the old stuff and upcycle it. You can make the shelves made out of the old table. No worries, you can make attractive stuff from the materials you have easily.

You only need to cut half the table, sand it down and paint it. Stack the end tables once they are dry completely. The white paint and geometrics side will accentuate the chic style.

Ladder Shelving for Nursery Room

Ladder Shelving for Nursery Room
via Lowes

If you are thinking about having a tidy room for your children, you can store their stuff vertically on the shelves. It can save space so that you can let your children play on the ground as well.

You can use the ladder to store their stuff tidy. It works best if you place it next to the sink where you can also put the hand towel as well. Other than that, the white ladder would be perfect among the white wall and good together with colorful stuff to accentuate a fun vibe.

Beach Themed Shelving

Beach Themed Shelving
familyhandyman.com

Doesn’t it interesting to have one room which has a certain theme along with stuff and furniture which designed related to the theme? If you don’t want to spend much money on decorating your room, you can create a shelving unit. It doesn’t only easy to make, yet it also inexpensive.

The materials you will need to make these diy shelves are:

  • 1-in. brad nails
  • 1/4-in. x 3-1/2-in. lag screws
  • 18-in. wide hollow core door
  • 2 x 4 x 8 ft.
  • Masking tape

DIY Pallet Shelf

DIY Pallet Shelf
by Ana White

Sometimes, upcycling the old stuff is not only aim to save money. On the other side, it can help you to increase and challenge your creativity. The pallet is one of the most wanted materials, among others.

You can make the diy shelves from this pallet to store and display your items. Besides functional, it also can make the rooms look way better. Even it can be a focal point of the room. You can either paint the pallet or not because both painted and the unpainted are adorable.

DIY Crate Shelves

DIY Crate Shelves
via dreamalittlebigger.com

Besides pallet, wooden crates also work best to reclaimed. You can change the old crates into the shelving unit. Stacking the crates are the best decision if you have to deal with the small area in your room. On the other side, the vertical shelving unit is also handy.

You can make it by working with the materials below:

  • Wood crates 
  • 1×2 boards
  • 1/4 inch pine plywood
  • 1-inch angle brackets
  • Scrap plywood to build the bottom shelf 

Tips: You can make the smaller shelves but more space if you put the board and the support in the center of the crates.

Floating Marble Shelving

Floating Marble Shelving
by Laurel

Among the diy shelves, this floating marble shelving is the cutest one. It is the best stuff to place your flowers on the mason jar, which will accentuate the chic and relaxing vibe. Besides, the classy vibe will come along with the beautiful flowers on the shelf.

The materials you will need are:

  • Marble tile
  • Leather cord
  • Scissors

If you want to make the shelving unit like this, you can see the tutorials here.

Floating Shelf for Magazines

Floating Shelf for Magazines
source: atilio.blogg.se

If you love to collect the magazine in your house, you have to make sure that your collections are well-organized. And if you want to display them, you also have to ensure they are all well-displayed. One of the best alternatives to keep your magazines is tidy you need to make a shelf.

The materials you will need to make this shelf are:

  • Ruler
  • Hooks
  • Strings
  • Two wooden balls
  • A Chalkboard

Placing the shelf in your dining room will make the room looks more elegant. It is way much better if you put the elegant potted plant to make it looks more admirable.

DIY Wooden Triangle Shelf

DIY Wooden Triangle Shelf
by Cari

As we know, wooden material is one of the most wanted materials which can be so many things. You can make a beautiful shelf from the wood. If normal shelving units are boring, there are so many ideas you can consider to create your own diy shelves.

You can try to make the triangle shape of shelves to place your favorite collections. You can use the wood glue to stick the piece of the woods so that they are all perfect to come together. On the other side, if you want to show the natural beauty of wood, you don’t need to paint it.

Cute Circle Shelves

Cute Circle Shelves
Project by Erin Kelly

This idea is one of the best inspirations for those who love artsy stuff. It doesn’t only looks beautiful, yet it will increase the value of your room.

You can modify the basswood sheets and connect them until it can be around the wood circle. Unfortunately, you can’t put the heavy stuff on this shelf. On the other side, it can be the place to display your tiny collections.

You will need the following materials to make it works:

  • Quilting hoops
  • Sede leather lace
  • Basswood sheets
  • Clamps
  • Glues

You can see the tutorial on how to make it here.

Hanging Shelves for Kids

Hanging Shelves for Kids
by Crissann Gasparro

One of the perks of having vertical storage is you can make the room more spacious. It is the best alternative if you have to deal with your tiny room. Besides, you have to choose the right color for your room and also the stuff surrounding it. It also works for these hanging diy shelves. The white color is perfect together with the pink poly cord. It works perfectly as the focal point of the room with the books and any other stuff surrounding.

What you will need:

  • A glue gun + glue sticks
  • Three floating shelves 
  • Tools to install your shelves 
  • Poly cord 
  • Spray paint x 2 (these two colors are ‘candy pink’ and ‘berry pink’)
  • Painters tape and scrap paper
  • Scissors

Rustic Bathroom Shelves

Rustic Bathroom Shelves
Taryn Whiteaker

Who doesn’t love to see a clean and tidy bathroom? It is important to keep your bathroom clean and tidy because it reflects the homeowners. You can keep your bathroom tidy by installing the diy shelves.

If you want to infuse the rustic vibe to your bathroom, you have to apply the unpainted wooden plank on the black shelving brackets. The wooden planks would be more beautiful if you polish the wood instead of paint it. You can accentuate the rustic vibe by placing a wire basket to store the towel.

Wooden Key Shelves

Wooden Key Shelves
Source: burkatron.com

When you are on a budget, but you need to decor your blank wall and need storage to store your keys at the same time, you can make a stylish shelf. The stylish shelf is the best option to decor your blank wall and stores the keys. You can save a lot of money when you can create it by yourself.

You only need to find these materials:

  • Pine
  • Wooden dowel
  • Wood glue
  • Hacksaw

You need to sand down the wooden peg and the dowels. After that, put the dowels on the wooden peg.

Tips: You can play with the paint to make it more beautiful. But if you want to keep the natural color, you can put the small cactus to beautify your shelf.

Plywood Leaning Mirror and Shelves

Plywood Leaning Mirror and Shelves
Project by Caitlin

If you want to accentuate minimalist style to your room, you can place this standing mirror, which also can be a storage at the same time. You can place this standing mirror next to your bed so that you can store your items handy and match your wardrobe well.

The materials you will need:

  • 26″x52″x1″ piece of maple plywood
  • 1″ maple plywood
  • Pencil
  • Tape measure
  • Jigsaw
  • Drill
  • Screws
  • Unframed mirror
  • Mirror clips

Tips: Add a potted cactus to accentuate the natural vibe

DIY Spice Shelves

DIY Spice Shelves
via blog.confessionsofanewoldhomeowner.com

If you are struggling with finding the best storage to store your spice, the simple diy shelves are all that you need. You can make this shelf effortlessly because you only need to get the pine planks, brackets, and paint.

This open shelving is not only accessible when you are trying to find the spice you need. Also, it looks more organized. You can make it looks way better if you apply the sticker, and it makes you find the spice you need easier.

DIY Wooden Shelves for Christmas

DIY Wooden Shelves for Christmas
by Donna

Christmas is coming soon! If you are wondering what should you do to decor your house and accentuate the Christmas vibe, you can try to make the functional shelf. This shelf is made out of the wooden plank and the old metal railing.

The old wooden planks are perfect for the background of the shelf. The decorations for the diy shelves are: spray snow, put the cranberries, and the leave of the Christmas tree which scattered surrounding. You can put the cut logs to put the candles

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