This little shelf has been proving very popular over on instagram, I made it a while back using salvaged wood from our house renovations. I couldn't resist saving this perfect pink from the skip and knew it'd make a wonderful shelf. With Stanley into everything I still want to have a few spots around the house where I can display my treasures well out the way of little grabbing hands. It is really easy and quick to make, I think this took me a total of twenty minutes and I love it, I've been using it to display my summer blooms and it gives a dark corner of my bedroom a little lift.
Whilst I'm talking DIY, I've been nominated for an Amara Blog Award in the DIY & Craft category. If you could spare a minute I'd really appreciate your vote.
Now back to the shelf...
wood glue along the long thin edge.
Step 3. Stick the top to the base shelf and leave to dry, wiping away any excess glue. I added a few nails just to be 100% sure it was secure.
Step 4. The wood I used for the base of the shelf wasn't really working with the colours of the top. I added a really thin layer of light pink paint, I dabbed the glue onto kitchen paper and wiped over. Once it was dry I sanded the edges of the shelf to make it look worn in. If you are using new wood then use this method to give your shelf a distressed look.
Luckily for me the main piece of wood came with pre-drilled holes so I was able to just nail straight into the wall. If your wood doesn't come predrilled then either drill a few holes in the wood and screw into the wall, add hooks to the back of the shelf and hang.
I really love this DIY, simple and easy is the way forward for me these days. I hope to get a few more bits done in my bedroom this weekend and then I can show you the finished room. Its looking so much better with a bit of colour on the walls and a few one-off touches like this.