7 Easy DIY Shelf ideas

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Shelves are a must-have in every home and, really, in every room.  Shelves draw the eye upward, creating new places for decor and practical spots for everyday needed items.  Different room styles and different needs call for a variety of types of shelving.  

Here are seven creative DIY shelf ideas you might use in your home.

This simple, rustic shelf idea from Burkatron is just rope and a plank.  You can easily whip this cutie up in minutes, hang and fill.shelf-1

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I love, love, love this window shelf!  Repurpose an old window frame with a shelf, using painted brackets.  This shelf gives a light and airy feeling to the room and doesn’t distract from what you put on the shelf.  window-shelf

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Sometimes the purpose of shelving is to provide a practical solution to an organization problem.  Such is the case with this DIY shelf idea.  The space they fit in is a little awkward and a custom-made shelf can be cut to fit around moldings.  Brackets found at home improvement or craft stores make these shelves a cinch.shelf-3

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For a shanty chic look, make simple shelving by gluing up three boards.  A little paint or stain and up they go.  The front lip on the shelf secures pictures or other items from sliding off.  So easy and minimalist.shelf-4

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Another simple DIY shelf idea are floating shelves,  stained or painted with”L” brackets to secure them to the wall.  Once you’ve filled the shelves, you will have hidden the brackets.shelf-5

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If wood planks aren’t your style, turn your shelving on its end with crate shelves.  What a great way to give new life to old crates.  Sand and paint, hang and fill.  The bottom of the crate provides visual interest and a great supporting role as background to whatever you place on them.shelf-6

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Like a more industrial look? Momtastic makes these cool floating shelves with plumbing supplies.  Great for a modern style home or apartment, and they’re sure to hold a boatload of books or other often heavy items. shelf-7 

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