How adorable are those shelves? Well, well...you're in for a surprise today, dear readers. We've got the plans and we aren't afraid of share. Read on to see how make these exact shelves for under $50...score!
Paint - This is all up to you...get creative!
Rope - Get 24 feet of 3/4-inch-diameter rope. It's available by the foot at most local hardware store.
Dowel - Purchase one (5/8-inch-diameter) dowel rod and cut it into twelve 2-inch-long pieces at the store.
Boards - Start with a 10-foot-long 1 x 8 and cut it into four (28-inch-long) sections.
THE STEP BY STEP GUIDE:
Step 1 - Prepare the Boards
Measure 1 1/2 inches in from the ends of each board, and mark the spots for four holes. Then use a 7/8-inch spade bit to drill each hole. While drilling, place a scrap piece of wood underneath your shelves to prevent tear-out. Next, paint all sides of each shelf the color of your choice.
Use heavy-duty scissors to cut the rope into two (12-foot) lengths, and wrap one end of each piece with masking tape to make the threading easier. Place the boards together on their sides with the holes lining up. Starting with the bottom board, thread the rope through the bottom right hole of each board. Leave 4 feet of rope at the top, and then thread it back through the bottom left corner of each board. Repeat with the second piece of rope and the top set of holes. Adjust the bottom board so that there is at least 2 feet of rope below it at each corner. Knot each end, fray the edge, and cut any excess.
Space your shelves evenly. The ones shown are 8 inches apart. To keep shelves in place, insert the dowel pieces through the twist of the rope at each corner under every board. Editor's Tip: Once each dowel piece is in place, you can just twist it up and down for fine adjustment.
Hang your shelves on an inverted plant hook that is properly secured with a wall anchor and screw. The wide crook of the hook will easily accommodate the width of both pieces of rope.
This is where you get to be creative! These are open shelves so showoff your great collection, add them as extra storage in a children's room or use it in your home office to store magazines and books. These great hanging shelves would be the perfect compliment for any coastal cottage chic you might have snagged from our recent post HERE. Enjoy and be sure to let us know if you try this great and easy DIY project. And, if you're wanting to check out more of our DIY coverage...click HERE and enjoy!
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