10/24/2010

DIY Floating Shelves

I . FELL . IN . LOVE 
with Young House Love's floating shelves when I saw their dining room. 
And shortly after, they debuted Ana's version of how to build them yourself.
You can read about that HERE!

The total was.......drumroll please.........
$28.00
We had some basic's such as paint, nails, and wood putty.

Of course, my handsome, hard-working husband was eager and excited to build them for me.

Here are a few pics of us in "building mode"





Our Helper!



Here is how the shelf brace and box looked completed

I used the design trick of putting tape up on the wall to mark the length and height of the shelves



Here is the before:


And.....
The Fabulous Afters!



Decorated


Another View


View from front door!


A closer view


A view from upstairs


Totally and Honestly In LOVE!

I am going to post about some of the special things on the shelves later.

7 comments:

gail myrepurposedlife.net said...

wow! super job! Doesn't it feel great to do a good job?
gail

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Those look fantastic ... what a difference ... beautiful job.

timlinzrowland said...

L.O.V.E them! It is a good thing that we didn't hang the shelves in Adeline's room yet because I am thinking those shelves can go elsewhere and these shelves will be built for her room. Next time I see you, I want the full play by play please! And be thinking of a way to talk Tim into these for me ok ;)

the cape on the corner said...

looks fantastic! love how you leaned the artwork on the top shelf...and what amazing ceilings it seems like you have. so glad i stopped over from met monday!

www.thecapeonthecorner.blogspot.com

Anna said...

Those look so good! You guys did a great job.

christiebarkley said...

Ash -- these look great! What a transformation to that wall....great idea. I love the pics --even the ones with my bros white legs in them! :)

Lisa said...

They look great! I'd love to build some for our house. Thanks for the idea!

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