DIY Hanging Shelf

Monday, September 10, 2018

If you've been looking for a quick, fun, weekend DIY- look no further! I love a DIY that is inexpensive and successful! This DIY hanging wall shelf was both!

What you will need:

  • Wood, cut to size (I purchased a pine stair riser and it was the perfect size)
  • 12 feet of 1/2 inch thick rope (You can buy rope by the foot at Lowes!)
  • Stain
  • Ceiling Hooks
  • Drill
  • 1/2 inch wood boring spade bit
The first thing I did was stain my wood using Minwax Dark Walnut. I always have a can of this stain on hand as it's my go-to!

If you're new to staining- my biggest tip is to use one rag to apply stain and another to wipe away excess.

Then, I drilled 1/2 inch holes into each corner of the shelf using a wood boring spade bit.

Then, I simply pulled the rope through each hole and tied a simple knot about 2-3 inches from the ends.

Then I measured where I wanted my shelf to hang and drilled a hole for the ceiling hooks. The reason I chose ceilling hooks for this is because they stick out a bit further so the shelf would hang straight.

Once the hooks were in place I made another simple knot with the two strands of rope and hung them from the ceiling hooks.

Such a fun, simple DIY! I am totally going to be making another one of these for my son's playroom!

What do you think? Love it or hate it?

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