How are you all doing stuck inside? I can say we’re probably made for this as we keep busy with DIY projects, fun activities for the kids..but we do also miss our family and friends.
I wanted to pop on to share a bit about our DIY Floating Shelves as I’ve gotten ton of questions about them over the last year. We put them up in Spring last year and we still love them. We left our shelves natural, but I think I might stain them to take out the yellowness of the wood.
Alright, so we used 2″ x 10″ pine boards as our shelving. But what we used to hang the shelves is from Amazon. Scroll to the end of the blog for the details.
These brackets basically slide into your wood. So it’s very beneficial to own a drill so you can drill out holes for it to slide into.
If you’re not the best at measuring, one sure-fire way to get a correct measurement is taking something sticky like play-dough and putting it on the ends of your brackets and then stick your peace of wood to the brackets and the play-dough will transfer over to your wood and mark exactly where you need to drill. I’m sure there are many other types of sticky objects you can use, but since we have kids we have an abundance of play dough 😉
Once you’ve drilled your holes, you can slide it onto the brackets. If you want a really snug fit if your shelf will be holding a lot of weight, you can silicone your shelf to the brackets.. but since ours is just for decor, we didn’t do that.
I wish I had done a DIY on this back when we had installed them so I could show you every single step. But I feel it’s pretty self explanatory.
and there you have it, super easy DIY floating shelves. It’s an easy way to get that built in look that a lot of homes have around their fireplaces.
If wanting to try this DIY on your own, here is the link to the floating brackets. For an 8 pack ( 4 shelves ) it’s 29.99, such a reasonable price.