Are you ready to do it yourSHELF? These DIY shelving ideas and inspiration are the perfect way to combine the perfect fun project for you and your significant other or kids, paired with such a useful turnout! Whether you’re looking to mount shelves, create floating shelves, or just want to give the ones you already have a modern makeover you’ll find it here!
Looking to make your life easier in more ways than one? Check out my free printable’s below that will help you get a little more organized!
Here are the DIY shelving ideas!!
How to Make Open Shelving
Source: Allisa Jacobs
Shelves make life easier! And when your shelves are organized, life is much simpler. Don’t have them? Make them! This tutorial gives you all the tips on how to create open shelving that will suit your space, your needs, and your style! Draft those shelves and organize your home!
Fixer Upper Style Farmhouse Shelves
Source: Harbour Breeze Home
If you love watching home renovation TV shows, this tutorial is for you! It provides you with details on everything from preparing the boards to marking the placement. Organize these farmhouse shelves to fit your home!
Simple Built In Shelving Tutorial
Source: Two Feet First
Do you have an awkward space that you don’t know what to do with? Here’s the solution! This tutorial shows you how to build shelves between those walls. In four detailed steps, you’ll have the perfect storage space and those walls will no longer look awkward. Love it!
DIY Wood Picture Ledges
Source: Thrifty Decor Chick
Have you been wanting to some shelves where you can display those beautiful family portraits, but don’t want to spend a bunch of money? This tutorial shows you how to create a shelf with three pieces of wood, some glue, nails, and screws. They’re not only a bargain but also incredibly simple and beautiful!
DIY Hexagon Shelves
Source: Crafted By The Hunts
Find a free afternoon to decorate that weird or awkward looking wall in your home with these stylish hexagon shelves! You’ll need less than four hours to create them by following this easy step-by-step tutorial. Get some wood glue and get ready to have the most original shelves out there!
Simple Hanging Shelf Tutorial
Source: A Crafted Passion
Hanging shelves with cute little plants and a few decorations can totally change the look of those bare walls! This tutorial shows you how to make a hanging shelf all on your own. Drill some holes, string the wood, and hang it on your wall. It’s that simple!
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Bathroom Diy Turnbuckle Shelf
Source: Lolly Jane
Turnbuckle shelves are a huge trend if you’re going for that farmhouse vibe. This tutorial shows you how to create your very own turnbuckle shelving unit to hang in the bathroom to give you extra storage. Rustic and trendy, I am all about it!
Modern Plant Shelf DIY
Source: Clever Bloom
A shelf that costs less than $10 to make? Sign me up! If you’re a crazy plant lady like me and need some extra room for those new plants that seem to follow you home… then this tutorial is right up your alley! In six steps of cutting some wood and gluing it together, you’ll have a minimalistic and modern shelf for THAT cheap. I love the look of this one once it’s filled with all those plants!
How to Make Bookshelves
Source: Infarrantly Creative
Bookshelves have a way of making a home warmer and more vibrant. Find a hammer, some nails, sandpaper, and some wood and you’re good to go with this fun DIY! Whether you have a collection of books you need to organize or just need some extra storage space… these would be perfect
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Step by Step DIY Industrial Pipe Shelves Guide
Source: The Design Twins
Metal piping can be hit or miss for me… but, here’s a DIY project I love the look of! This tutorial goes into detail when it comes to different styles of shelves, different types of wood, even different types of finish for those pipes! Make plans this weekend to create these industrial pipe shelves
DIY Geometric Bookshelf
Source: Jen Wood House
Even if you hate geometry this geometric bookshelf will make you fall in love with math all over again! I love the super unique and modern aesthetic of these shelves. If you have some space in your living room or hallway that you aren’t sure what to do with, this would work great!
Giant Wooden Peg Board DIY
Source: Vintage Revivals
Pegboards are multi-functional… you can put up some shelves, you can hang some art, you can store things, etc. There is no limit as long as you’re creative. And, now, you can make your own pegboard in easy steps without spending a fortune. I love this!
Simple Modern DIY Bookshelf
Source: Woodshop Diaries
Are you looking for a simple, yet very modern bookshelf to fill that empty wall? This tutorial is just perfect for that! These shelves can be used to display just about anything. Go through the six steps shown here and, once you’re done, sit back and appreciate your hard work. Love it!
DIY Outdoor Plant Shelving
Source: Mama Needs A Project
If you’re a beginner woodworker and want the perfect project, then these outdoor plant shelves will be your entrance ticket to the woodworking world! Give those outdoor plants a designated place in your yard in STYLE with these plant shelves. Plus, build up your skills along the way!
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DIY Floating Spice Rack
Source: Little House On The Corner
If you’re one of those people who love their spices, you know that it’s very easy to get them all mixed up and unorganized. That will no longer be a problem with this floating shelf where you can easily organize your spices! Measure, drill, assemble, and never worry about finding the spice you need in a messy box. Plus, it looks SO neat in your home. Love the aesthetic!
How To Build Garage Storage Shelves
Source: Queen Bee of Honey Dos
Storage shelves are life-savers, especially for all those items that are used maybe once or twice a year. Start by planning the layout of your shelves and then follow this step-by-step tutorial to help you get to the finish line. Enjoy your newfound space!
DIY Bathroom Shelves
Source: The Merry Thought
If you’ve been wondering where to put up that shelf in the bathroom… wonder no more! This tutorial shows you how to neatly place some shelves, where to place, different styles, etc. Let’s be real, we all need more bathroom storage space, am I right?
DIY Fixer Upper Pipe Shelving Tutorial
Source: unOriginal Mom
Pipes and wood?! Who would have thought of that combo? Using something as simple as pipes and wooden shelves, you can make entire shelving in simple quick steps. This detailed step-by-step tutorial shows how you can build an industrial style pipe shelving unit. Check it out!
DIY Basement Shelving
Source: The Wood Grain Cottage
I don’t know about you… but the unfinished part of my basement always seems to collect things I don’t know where to put! With this DIY project, you can turn your basement into the most organized room in the whole house. Measure your space to get the perfect dimensions for the shelving and get down to work!
DIY Open Shelving
Source: Micheala Diane Designs
Open shelves look neat, modern, and organized. The ones you can create following this tutorial will look extra incredible in your kitchen! Grab all the supplies you need and start building them this weekend
IKEA Shelf House Hack
Source: Fall For DIY
If you’re always thinking about reorganizing or getting a hold on the mess in your kid’s room… now is the time! With this IKEA shelving hack, you can make this unit with lower and higher shelves that cannot be easily reached by a toddler. Keep your little one safe in style!
DIY Easy Rope Shelf
Rope shelves are surprisingly easy and cheap! Do you need another reason to follow this tutorial? Get a piece of wood, some ropes, a drill, and two large hook screws, and voila – a simple, cheap, yet durable shelf!
How to Build a DIY Leaning Ladder Shelf
I always see posts about ladder shelves on Pinterest and I am so interested, yet I never thought it was something I would be able to do. This tutorial shows you how to create a leaning ladder shelf in seven detailed steps EASILY, and the turnout is absolutely amazing. You can do it, too!
Garage Tower Shelving
Source: Bower Power
Organizing your garage doesn’t have to be expensive! With this DIY project, you will have your garage looking as neat as ever and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg. I am obsessed with these tower shelves!
DIY Entry Shelf & Hooks
Source: Love & Renovations
You never realize how much you need entry shelves are until you can’t find your keys or your purse when you’re in a rush, right?! This tutorial shows you how to create an easy key holder shelf with hooks and the best part? It will take you less than an hour to do! Find some space next to your front door and take an hour to make your life simpler and more organized!
DIY Rustic Shelf
Source: Canary Street Crafts
Rustic and vintage pieces of furniture that fit your home can be both hard to find, and quite pricey. Or, you can create your own without breaking the bank. Cut some wood, glue it together, paint it in any color you want, and you’re done!
DIY Hanging Shelves
Source: Lemon Thistle
If you think standard open shelves can get a bit boring, then you’ll love these hanging shelves! The ropes add a twist and I love the modern aesthetic. Prep and stain the wood, drill some holes, pull the rope through, and hang it on the wall. It’s as simple as that!
DIY Copper Pipe Shelf
Source: Hey Lila Hey
Copper pipe shelves can add some character to the regular boring looking shelves! This DIY project will give you just that… shelves with a unique aesthetic and rustic look to bring out any home or living space. Love it!
How To Cover Wire Shelving
Source: The Martin Nest
Wire shelves are practical and inexpensive, but are they pretty to look at? I don’t really think so. This tutorial shows you how to cover them and bring some style to your storage area without having to spend a ton of money and in easy steps. All you need is plywood, wood, and several tools. Let’s get to work!
Budget Friendly Faux White Oak Floating Shelves
Source: Honey Built Home
White oak and clean sleek shelves look extremely neat and stylish. Make them on your own with this tutorial and see how to build floating shelves on a budget. Use them to decorate that empty wall in your home while making more space to display your picture frames. I love this project!
How I Style the Open Shelves in our Kitchen
Source: Rooms For Rent Blog
Kitchen shelves, especially in older houses, look so outdated. Change them and re-think how you organize and style them! The end result – stylish open shelves you’ll adore!
DIY Replica Vintage Shelving
Source: Jaime Costiglio
Vintage is the new modern so you have to check out this tutorial. You can create vintage-looking shelving with these FREE plans! The best thing is that the shelves are adjustable, so you can move them up and down all you want! Isn’t that perfect?
Bathroom Ladder Shelving
This ladder-style shelves will make your life so much easier and more organized! You can even choose the color you want so they can fit your interior. Plus, the instructions are quite straightforward, so you won’t have any problem putting it together. Love it!
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Rustic Floating Shelves
Rustic shelves have that special aesthetic that makes your home feel much warmer. These modern, yet farmhouse-style floating shelves add just that look to your home. Display family photos, add some decorations or a few small plants. they’ll look amazing!
Two Tone Hanging Shelves
Are you looking for something to decorate your empty walls? Look no further because these are SUCH cute hanging shelves! Not only are they stylish, but you can also choose the colors of the brass and the ropes so that they fit your room. I absolutely love these!
Hanging Bathroom Shelving
When decorating our home, the spare bathroom is always last on my list. Organize your towels and spare toilet paper rolls with these amazing storage shelves. They not only help you stay organized but also look amazing!
You may not like bees, but these honeycomb shelves are BEEautiful! They help you stay so organized, and you can use them to store small decorations and plants while adding a stylish touch to your home. I love these!
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DIY Pantry Shelf
Source: Handmade Haven
These shelves are fully built with 2×4 pieces of wood! Plenty of storage space and so incredibly cheap to make on your own. No matter what you have that needs to be stored away, these shelves would make it super easy!
Pantry Shelving Makeover Tutorial
Source: Angela Marie Made
My pantry can become chaotic really quick if I don’t keep up on it! If you’re anything like me… then you’ll love this one. This DIY project shows you how you can give your pantry a makeover in six easy steps. Throw away those old wire shelves and give your pantry a makeover!
No more unorganized chaos and blaming yourSHELF….. hopefully these projects were exactly what you were looking for to keep things organized, clean, and with a chic aesthetic! Don’t forget to check out my free meal planner and printables for your kids down below!
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