Sunday, October 14, 2012

My Beautiful Shelf - DIY

I have been wanting {to build and to decorate with} a beautiful DIY easy shelf forever - and I finally have one! Even better, my husband and I made it ourselves! I'm quite proud of that - and if we can do it, so can you!

I was inspired by this shelf from I Am Momma Hear Me Roar and this shelf from Shanty-2-Chic.

Also, I love that it is similar to this $89 shelf from Pottery Barn, except the Pottery Barn one is only 4 feet (ours is 6 feet) and the PB one doesn't come in a natural wood finish - which I really wanted. Sometimes you don't just DIY to save money, sometimes it's the only way to get what you really want! {But, now I want a bookshelf...and I don't think the hubs and I will be able to tackle that one...}

Anyway, I put my inspiration shelves together and this is what I got:
DIY Shelf with Decorative Corbels

I love the corbels - they look like they are holding up the shelf, but they are actually just screwed in underneath the shelf. Remember when I found them? My big key is pretty awesome too!
Pottery Barn Knock Off Shelf

I love our personalized frame that we got as a wedding gift. Isn't that cool?! 
DIY shelf - using plans from Shanty-2-Chic / Ana White

Our materials:
  • Wood (we got pine) - 1x2, 1x4, and 1x6 - all 6 feet long.
  • Finish Nails: to attach the front 1x2 piece (just 3, but now we have a BUNCH!)
  • Drywall screws: to attach the back 1x4 to the bottom 1x6 and to screw the shelf into the wall
  • Wood Glue
  • Wood Stain
It was actually quite easy to build - all for about $20, and if we could do it, so can you! I'm very proud of it. 
    DIY shelf $20 - BreezyPinkDaisies
I need to get some more decorative pieces for this shelf, it's my "mantel" since I don't have one of those. I hope to switch it out seasonally...but right now I just don't have enough stuff. And, most of the decor I do have happens to be picture frames - which kind of makes it look like we are obsessed with ourselves! So wish me luck in finding cute non-picture decorative items. :)


  1. I love it! It turned out great. It will look really cool as your "mantle" as well. Thanks for linking up to {Im}Perfect Sundays @ Violet Imperfection. :)

  2. Great job. I love how you combined the two different shelves. Great thinking! Thanks for sharing this with me!


  3. Cute shelf! Good work! I can't wait to see how you change it up for the seasons!

  4. It looks fantastic! I love the corbels you chose to use. Megan

  5. very cute... I love your entire blog! I found you through Tip-Me Tuesday from Tip Junkie & I loved your bibs and I love this also, still browsing through the rest of your blog tho but I love it!! I am definitely going to be following you! :)

  6. Hi Brie, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  7. this turned out so cute. following you now!! xoxo

  8. Nice job! You'll have to create more and use up all those extra nails! We just built a new home and I have my own set of tools now. I have a similar type of shelf that Im fixing to cover with old rulers. Isn't it fun and gratifying to build stuff? I saw you at Shabby Creek Cottage linky party. Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

  9. Love your shelf! I've just made one for my son's room. Please visit my blog to check it out:

    Your DIY projects inspire me!

  10. I'm hoping to build two of these for our dining room wall...I can't wait! :)


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