DIY Floating Cube ShelvesThursday, March 12, 2015
Some of my favorite DIY projects are the ones where you get to repurpose items you already have laying around, into something new and fresh!
Michael made these floating cube shelves (on the right) using a 1" x 6" board, approximately 8' feet long.
He cut the board into pieces and screwed them together.
We were able to get two full cubes and one half cube, or "L shape" shelf, out of the board.
We used Durham's Rock Hard Water Putty to fill in the screw gaps.
Allow the putty to dry and then sand smooth.
We painted the cubes with our favorite white paint Behr Sea Salt. I use this paint so often, we always keep a quart on hand at our house.
We nailed in picture hanging hardware to the back of each cube.
Measure the distance of the hardware on the cubes and mark those measurements on your wall. Then drill screws into each spot you marked on the wall.
Now you're ready to hang your cube shelves. Seeing the naked screws on the wall all at once might look confusing but not to worry, it's pretty straightforward.
Each cube hangs on two screws, positioned at the top.
The half cube or "L shape" shelf hangs on three screws, one at each point. Only because of it's awkward shape.
Notice I hung the lower shelves first and the top last, it's easier to hang them in this order, if you're using similar hardware.
Floating cube shelves are great way to take a blank wall and adding that extra bit of storage space to help you get organized.
We made this set for our bathroom, but how great would a set of floating cube shelves be in your bedroom or dressing room, decorated with a few of your favorite beauty items or perfumes?!
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