Floating Shelves Are the Crafty-Cool Solution to Saving Space

Posted by on Jan 23, 2016

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Have too much stuff and not enough space? We understand your dilemma. As crafters, so many of us struggle with having more supplies and creations than we have room for. While a larger space might be nice, save yourself the hassle. Rather than investing in another piece of furniture, install your own effortless-looking, space-maximizing floating shelves. They're a wonderfully-simple, inexpensive, and beautiful way to tackle your lack of storage without monopolizing your wallet or space.

diy natural wood floating shelves
These rough-cut wood floating shelves are easy to put together and look so beautiful. You may have to go on a bit of a search for raw timber, but rest assured! The results are truly stunning. This how-to also includes a list of ways to attach floating shelves to the wall and is well worth a look before embarking on any of these projects.

DIY headboard floating shelves
Apartment Therapy
Looking to minimize wall damage? Mimic this tutorial's use of a headboard by adding floating shelves to an existing frame. With just a few shelves, bolts, brackets, and washers, you can transform a basic wall installation into an expertly-crafted storage space. Floating shelves and frames are a match made in hack heaven.

Pipe Shelving
If you like a less-traditional look, try pipe shelving for an industrial, quasi-steampunk look. Put these shelves together in an afternoon, and construct the sturdy frame to hold the weight of your necessities and valuables. You could also distress the wood for an extra artsy vibe.

DIY scrap wood floating display shelves
These scrap wood shelves are a beautiful setting for your smaller craft supplies and knick-knacks. Because they're made with so little wood, this project will not break the bank. Talk to a local lumber cutter to see if you can strike a bargain on some cuts.

Vintage Door Shelf
Have you ever wanted to restore and remix a vintage find into something new and practical? Now's your chance. Add some rustic charm to your craft room or kitchen by turning a vintage door into a set of shelves. The tutorial also includes directions for mounting a light to perfectly display your most-prized creations.

Easy DIY wooden floating shelves
Shanty 2 Chic
These sturdily-constructed chunky shelves add charm to any room. Their easy construction makes them beginner friendly, and this DIY provides thorough instructions with step-by-step illustrations and photos. Plus, this project costs less than $50 but looks oh-so expensive.

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    Now if only there was a cheap and easy way to do something like this in a rental apartment. There are so many rules about what you can and can't do and honestly, I could use a lot more storage space in my home! I just hope that there's a way to get something temporary that still looks good so that we don't have to worry about losing our deposits from the landlord!