If built-in shelving is not an option for you at the moment, and custom or specialty shelving never was an option, fear not…. these five stylish shelving solutions are totally DIY'able even for the not so craftily inclined. Promise!
While this beauty above appears to be made of copper sheeting, it also happens to resemble those clever little track systems and and a couple of shelf standards. With a bit of spray paint and 1/2 inch plywood to span between the brackets, you can create your own shiny modular shelving unit to suit your exact needs. OF course if brass is more your jam, these babies listed below will do the trick – no spray paint necessary. You can span the brackets with clear acrylic, plywood, or any type of 1×12 board and cover it with contact paper to match the brackets and standards.
Materials // Shelf Standards / Brackets / Plexi / Plywood / 1×12 / Spray Paint
I see this fabulous shelving system as new take on the tried and true favorite of the blog world – the industrial pipe shelf. This solution uses a series of ropes and hooks to hang shelves at various heights and locations and would be so much less expensive than piping or miles of conduit.
Materials // Rope / Ceiling Hook / 1×12 Boards
This gorgeous overabundance of gorgeous shelving requires little handiwork aside from painting and hanging, but what big impact it has, no? Oh how my OCD inner self would be in pure bliss with this many shelves to choose from.
Materials // Ikea Ekby Brackets / 1×12 Boards / Spray Paint
A truly imaginative way to store pots and pans on display, but just think of all of the potential uses for a structural statement piece like this. A bit of copper piping, some elbow pieces and a bit of strapping here and there to keep it in place and the sky is the limit with how large and in what cool shape you could make this. Coats, magazines, fabric… I mean, I could have this beauty loaded up in under 5 minutes if you gave me half a chance. In fact I did do something similar to this in my Entryway Update. I will show the full steps and pieces I used in the next couple of weeks in case you want more detail!
Materials // 3/4 Inch Copper Pipe / 3/4 Inch 90 Degree Elbows / 3/4 Inch Copper Pipe Straps
This gleaming little (actually big) gem is brass plated and very likely more costly than I even dare to imagine. But, a well priced industrial shelving unit and a few cans of brassy spray paint and I imagine you would have yourself a much more satisfying gleam in your eye, since you would have managed to keep your life savings intact over a pretty little towel rack (actually a big towel rack in this case – and literally for storing towels).
Materials // Industrial Shelving / Spray Paint
Because sometimes it just needs to be easy and simple and not require special skills or tools, am I right? What easy yet stylish shelving solutions are you loving? Please share, I would love to see what you are currently crushing on!