As I mentioned a few times on my blog, I recently moved in with my girlfriends. And since I bought a brand new dresser, mirror, and bedding, I wanted to save a little moola and be creative with my icky, mint-colored bare wall. I had seen a similar version to these in a home store as I was shopping for my bedding, and I knew these would be super easy to duplicate and add my own personal flare. So with a little help from my mom, I distressed the edges, stamped the cardboard and added my favorite picture frames and decorative pieces to my new, handmade, rustic-looking shelves. Directions are below. Oh, and P.S., these cost under $10.
Things you need:
- Shelving brackets (2 per card board piece)
- Stamps of your choice (I used a fleur de lis and embossed writing stamps)
- #8 screws
- Cardboard boxes
Step 1: Cut the cardboard boxes into shelves of your desired width and length. I cut 1 shelf into 10 x 48 and 2 shelves into 10 x 24.
Step 2: Level and space out the brackets and shelves according to wall and amount of shelves.
Step 3: Glue four pieces of cardboard together, place on top of the brackets and screw into place so as to fasten the cardboard to the metal bracket.
Step 4: Dust and stamp each shelf with desired stamps. Place decorative items on the shelf, being careful not to add anything too heavy.