Cheap and easy DIY floating shelves

Cheap and easy DIY floating shelves {Heather's Handmade Life}

There once was a time when we’d buy cheap laminate bookcases if we needed more storage in a room. Now we just build our own wooden shelves, and there’s no going back.

If we no longer need the shelves in a particular room, we can move them, repaint them, reconfigure them, or even chop them up and reuse the wood for something else. Ah, the beauty of wood.

Our son’s custom closet

So when the Lego situation in our son’s room got out of control (again), we knew shelves would be the answer. He had plenty of building surface thanks to the two (massive) Lego countertops we built last February. But they were getting cluttered with all of the finished pieces he didn’t want to take apart.

DIY Lego countertops with storage {Heather's Handmade Life}
DIY Lego countertops with storage

If he had a few shelves, we reasoned, he could display those creations until they were ready to be turned into something new.

We decided on six shelves, since six is his lucky number. (He was born on 6/6/10.) Three on either side of his bedroom window, as long as we could make them …

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Cheap and easy DIY floating shelves {Heather's Handmade Life} Cheap and easy DIY floating shelves {Heather's Handmade Life}Cheap and easy DIY floating shelves {Heather's Handmade Life} Cheap and easy DIY floating shelves {Heather's Handmade Life}Cheap and easy DIY floating shelves {Heather's Handmade Life}

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Cheap and easy DIY floating shelves {Heather's Handmade Life}
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