DIY Floating Wood Shelf & Home Update!

by Laura on January 15, 2013

Well it only took a couple of months to actually “finish” this little shelf. Maybe because I {me} built this.
With no help from MM !!
 It takes maybe an  hour from start to finish.
“Life Happens”
This perfect shelf resides over the kids toilet,
which holds a vintage tool box,
which hides the toilet paper :)

To Build:
I used left over 1×2 boards to make a box.
The box was then covered by leftover 1/2 inch Permabond plywood from our cabinet build.
Finishing nails
Wood Glue
Wood Filler
Dark Walnut Stain
I built a simple box foundation with wood glue and nails.
Okay, I hardly think through my plans, I just go, which drives MM batty.
Example A: I placed a bottom piece on the shelf, but now I didn’t have an easy way to attach this thing to the wall.
So I removed the bottom piece so that I could nail directly into studs.
make sense??!!:)
So I nailed this to the wall using the back board seen, into studs.
(that is the most level thing I’ve built)
After it was nailed to the wall I attached the front plywood and side plywood.
I then Filled in all cracks with stainable wood filler,
then stained the entire piece in Dark Walnut.
I did not attach a board to the underside.
You totally could, our shelf is low so you can’t see the underside,
unless you really want to strain your neck for a look.
{I’m so PROUD}
Our “remodel” has been a little slow going since the holidays, but we are now moving it!
The Sunroom area off of the living room is getting painted.
new trim
new lights
{im so excited about this!}
Built in Herb Garden{say what}
Built in Banquet seating/bookshelves
we got a ways to go, here is where we are…
 The blue paint is a amazing grey/warm color that was an oops gallon from TreeHouse.
I love their paint, it’s low VOC, so it has virtually no smell to it.
I did thin it out with water and it still had amazing coverage.
OMG, This little paint guy at Home Depot made my day.
He gave me this paint chip book, for FREEEEEE!
Everyone I ask usually makes you pay{holla}
Check out the rest of \ REMODEL // here!
{bedtime hand puppet entertainment}
:love my babies:
XO Laura
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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Good Time Charlie January 24, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Love the floating shelf! What a great idea, and so good for you that you did all by yourself! Now you can build something even bigger. Thanks for sharing!


Laura January 31, 2013 at 3:36 am

Thank you!! Luckily my hubby gets to build while I dream 😉


Katie's Nesting Spot January 31, 2013 at 12:09 am

Thanks so much for sharing your floating shelf with with us at A Crafty Soiree the weekly linky party I cohost with Malia from Yesterday on Tuesday. I’ve featured your project in this week’s new one, up at midnight EST. Please come by to see it and share more of your crafty goodness with us!


Laura January 31, 2013 at 3:14 am

Thank you so much!! I’m honored! Ill be back tonight to check it out !


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