Adding shelves to your home is a quick way to create additional space while still maintaining a cool aesthetic.

This is how I did it!

1. Measure the space you want to put your shelves. I made sure to leave 13 inches
between each shelf to

allow for larger books and less crowding.

2. Find shelving brackets that Dit your style. There are so many different kinds out there (I chose the ekby robert bracket in aluminum from ikea $7.50 a piece)

3. Go to your local hardware store and buy their precut pine planks. 12 inches deep (this is the perfect size that Dits most thing you will want to display) 1 inch thick and whatever length you need for your space. Price ranges between $7 and $15 per board.

While at the hardware store pick up...

• wood Dinish, stain and seal. I stained my boards with minwax: color jacobean 2750.

• A cheap wide paint brush 

• Drywall screws and anchors, if your brackets don’t include them.

*Note: If you want something that requires less work for you but is a bit pricier, you can search for a local lumber yard that carries reclaimed wood. Reclaimed wood is a great way to get an extra special feeling for your shelves. It’s great because each piece is beautifully unique. At the yard someone will be able to help you get your size and wood from the same plot if you wish (so the pieces are more similar).

4. Now that you have your boards and stain. It’s go time. Use a drop cloth outside and start staining away.

5. Once your boards have been stained and are dry it’s time to get them on the wall. Make sure you measure carefully, use a level and don’t be afraid to get creative. 

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