DIY Shelves for Nurseries and Kids' Rooms

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    12 Creative Shelf Ideas You Can DIY

    DIY Shelf Ideas

    Shelves are an essential decorating tool. Whether you’re looking for beautiful wall décor 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...MORE 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
    Photo via 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! Find the details here.  

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    Repurposed Drawer Shelf

    Book Cubbies Made From Repurposed Drawers
    Photo via Addison Meadows Lane.

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

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    Box Frame Shelves

    DIY Box-Frame Shelves
    Photo via Shanty2Chic.

    Use old picture frames to dress up a simply constructed box shelf. See the step-by-step tutorial here

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    Tree Slice Shelf

    Wood-Slice-Shelf.jpg
    Photo via Girl Loves Glam.

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

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    Stacked-Crate Bookshelves

    DIY Stacked Crates Book Shelf
    Photo via 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
    Photo via Diply.

    Mount rain gutters to the wall for an instant reading corner! Get the detailed tutorial right here

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    Bucket Shelves

    Modern Storage Cubbies Made from 5-Gallon Buckets
    Photo via Oh Oh Blog.

    What can you do with a 5-gallon bucket and a little imagination? Make cute, contemporary wall shelves of course! See how it’s done on Oh Oh Blog.

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    DIY Industrial Shelving

    DIY Industrial-Style Shelving
    Photo via Beneath My Heart.

    Create an industrial-inspired, wall-to-wall shelving unit for less using this brilliant DIY tutorial.

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    Easy Pallet Book Shelves

    Pallet Bookshelf
    Photo via 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
    Photo via Decoideas.

    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
    Photo via Blue I Style

    Create a rustic, wooden shelf using reclaimed wood and old belt straps. See the full DIY tutorial on Blue I Style

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    Dreamy Cloud Shelf

    DIY Cloud Shelves
    Photo via Cute DIY Projects.

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