Shelves are not only used for storing items, they also great to showcase decoration and personal items. Whilst they can be bought in every furniture store, they are usually never available in the shape and size you need. The simplest solution is to build it yourself!
This is a cute take on the hanging shelf and a great way to display some greenery in the home allowing for a natural feel, it is also easy and cheap to make, which is a definite bonus.
- Wooden board
- white glaze
- Macrame yarn
- hooks, bolts, dowels
- spirit level
The shelf is cut to size from a wooden board. A hole of the appropriate size is drilled into the thread in each corner. Use sandpaper to refine the edges and holes. The shelf is then glazed with white glaze. A long strand of yarn is now threaded through each hole and double-knotted on the underside.
2 holes are drilled in the wall and fixed with dowels and hook screws. Then the shelf is held to the wall with a spirit level and the strands are knotted together at the desired height. The rest are cut off with scissors.
Of course the beauty of this project is the shelves can be made the size and colour of choice to suit your decor. I like the simplicity of the white, but it would also look amazing in natural wood also.