DIY String Shelf

Recently, I was looking through my pins and realized I was pinning a lot of pictures of shelves over beds. Mostly, I think I liked the addition of plants.

The area over my bed has been basically a blank wall since I moved in last November. I don’t even use a head board.So when I saw the theme, I thought I could do that. My first trip was to Target, but all of the shelves were about $30 and not quite what I was looking for.

So, of course, I decided to DIY it. This shelf took less than a half hour to make and cost only about $12, plus you’ll have some extra materials.        String Shelf | Mostly Minted

Here’s what you need:

  • A 1 by 6 board (I went with pine and had the guy at Home Depot cut it in half)
  • Suede lacing (or different rope, as long as it can hold the weight)
  • Drill
  • Sewing needle + a bit of thread.
  • 2 hooks

So here’s what you do:

1. Measure where you want the holes to be. Mine are 2 inches in from the sides, 3/4 inches from the front, and a half inch from the back.

2. Drill your holes. You want them to be as close to the size of the lace you are using as possible.

3. Put your lacing through the holes. To make it easier, I used the needle and thread. I put a stitch into the suede lacing and then let the remaining needle and thread hang off. I used this lead to make it easier to squeeze the lacing through the holes. Tie a basic knot to secure it.

4. Put your hooks into the wall.

5. Hang it up.

 

Sting Shelf | Mostly Minted

String Shelf| Mostly Minted

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