DIY Shelves for Nurseries and Kids' Rooms

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    12 Creative Shelf Ideas You Can DIY

    What will make the room feel more cosy? Wooden furniture!
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    Shelves are an essential decorating tool. Whether you’re looking for beautiful wall decor for your nursery or additional storage for all your teen’s stuff, a pretty and practical wall shelf is the perfect solution. That said, attractive shelving can be expensive and hard to find. If you want something with some personality (and a reasonable price tag), you’ll need to get creative.

    Need a little inspiration? These DIY shelves are nothing short of genius. Best of all, many of them can be made from things you already have lying around the house! Turn a 5-gallon bucket into a contemporary storage cubby. Have some scrap wood and an old leather belt? Boom! You’ve got a chic, hanging shelf. The possibilities are endless!

    Feeling crafty? Find the perfect project for your kiddo’s space with this DIY shelf round up.

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    Skateboard Shelf

    DIY Skateboard Shelves
    The Crafted Sparrow

    Add some boyish charm to your son’s room with these easy skateboard shelves. All you need is a couple of heavy-duty “L” brackets.

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    Repurposed Drawer Shelf

    Book Cubbies Made From Repurposed Drawers
    Addison Meadows Lane

    Transform old drawers into beautiful, shabby-chic bookshelves using a simple tutorial.

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    Box Frame Shelves

    DIY Box-Frame Shelves

    Use old picture frames to dress up a simply constructed box shelf.

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    Tree Slice Shelf

    Wood Slice Shelf
    Girl Loves Glam

    Add a little woodland whimsy to your little one’s nursery or bedroom with these easy-to-make accent shelves. Simply cut a large, wooden tree slice in half, and mount with small “L” brackets.

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    Stacked-Crate Bookshelves

    DIY Stacked Crates Book Shelf
    Calm Cradle Photo and Design

    Stack some pretty, wooden apple crates for a beautiful and budget-friendly bookcase. Total cost? Less than $50!

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    Rain-Gutter Book Ledge

    DIY Book Ledges Made from Repurposed Rain Gutters

    Mount rain gutters to the wall for an instant reading corner.

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    Bucket Shelves

    Modern Storage Cubbies Made from 5-Gallon Buckets
    Oh Oh Blog

    What can you do with a 5-gallon bucket and a little imagination? Make cute, contemporary wall shelves of course!

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    DIY Industrial Shelving

    DIY Industrial-Style Shelving
    Beneath My Heart
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    Easy Pallet Book Shelves

    Pallet Bookshelf
    My Life and Kids

     Turn an old, wooden pallet into beautiful, rustic book ledges. Just cut, sand, and stain.

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    Wall-Mounted Crates

    Wall-Mounted Crate Shelves

    Wooden boxes or crates offer lots of storage space and look fabulous mounted on the wall. Paint the inside of each box for a pop of added color.

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    Rustic Strap Shelves

    DIY Shelves Made from Repurposed Belts
    Blue I Style

    Create a rustic, wooden shelf using reclaimed wood and old belt straps.

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    Dreamy Cloud Shelf

    Working with a cloud motif? Dress up a simple floating shelf by painting a fluffy cloud behind it. It couldn’t be easier!