Hello! Are you guys tired of DIY home decor posts yet? I know, I know…. I’ve just been doing SO much in my room that I want to share! When I was initially beginning this room redo, having 3 long shelves was high on my to-do list, but (like everything else) once I looked at prices I knew I could DIY it for way cheaper!
Well, I was right! I made 3 LONG shelves (6 feet!) for just around $20/$30 dollars. Arn’t they SO cute! I just love them! They were actually one of the first things I made for my new room design, and I STILL love them!
I have to say, styling them is probably my favorite part of these shelves! I can’t wait for when the holidays come this year, because my shelves are definitely going to be all decked out!
I love the brackets I used too! they are simple and don’t take away from the wood itself. Plus they were only 50 cents at IKEA (my favorite place EVER!). They are plastic, but they don’t look like it.
Yah, just ignore the fact that my room isn’t perfect. It will be for the final reveal, but right now there’s going to be stuff in places where it isn’t supposed to be.
Do you guys love them as much as I do? I love, love, love them!
Ok, now onto the SUPER short and simple tutorial!
- Pine Boards (or whatever kind of wood that is cheap and sturdy enough to be shelves 😉
- Stain (I used minwax dark walnut stain… love that color)
- Polyurethane (I used the minwax brand also)
- Paint Brush or rag for staining
- Shelf Brackets. Like I mentioned above, mine were 50 cent ones from Ikea.
- Cut your pine boards if they are not already the right length.
- Sand your pine boards down until they are smooth. Make sure to get all the sawdust off before you stain!
- Stain your pine boards. I like to use a paint brush to get the stain onto the board and them I rub it around with a rag.
- Let your stain dry for however long it says of your stain. Then add a couple coats of polyurethane so your shelves have a nice finish.
- Once your boards have dried, hang them up using shelf brackets and a level.
That’s it! easy and simple, right?!?