Do-It-Yourself shelves not only save your hard-earned money, but also help you in exploring your creative streak. Personal creativity can make your home brighten up and look livelier. Often homeowners find it difficult to manage the clutter and keep things organized. An unorganized room looks chaotic and throws cold water on all your efforts of decorating rooms.
Shelves can help you arrange the books and knick-knacks so the rooms look clean and beautiful. The shelves enhance the style quotient of your rooms and make more space available to you. There are many simple ways of going the DIY route for shelves. In the following some brilliant DIY shelve making ideas have been shared for your benefit.
The DIY Rope Shelf
Get some medium sized white planks and thick ropes. Make double holes on each side of the wooden plank boards and insert the ropes through them. You will have to make a strong knot with the ends of the rope beneath the last plank board. Get a vintage ornate nail and fix it at the top of the area of the wall where you want to place the shelf. All you have to do now is hang the rope shelf, and your DIY shelf will be ready for keeping books and other items. Instead of buying white plank boards just get any plank and paint it yourself. The only tool that you need for this venture is a simple hand drill.
Recycle old crates by painting them and then place six or twelve crates together. In every row there has to be three crates. There is sufficient space inside the crates for keeping showpieces and books. Lots of books can be stacked inside them. Do not forget to paint the interiors of the crates.
Hungarian Book Shelves
In small apartments, there is hardly any place for the numerous books of a book lover. If you are a book lover who has to live in a cramped apartment then the Hungarian Book Shelves are an excellent option. Buy some pine sticks and wooden planks. Cut them in convenient sizes according to the space you have on the wall. It is a better idea to start by measuring the length and breadth of the wall space and marking it. Metal peg screws have to be used for fixing these planks on the walls. Use 5 planks vertically and make holes into them for inserting the pine sticks.
Ladder Book Shelf
The ladders at home are seldom used and they stay useless in some closet. It is a good idea to turn the ladders into a bookshelf. Get two large ladders and spread their ends a little. Place planks on the steps of the ladders. The legs of the ladders have to be fixed to the ground. Books can be arranged on the planks. You may also keep some decorative items on them.
There are several items lying around our house that can be combined together for making lovely and useful items. Metal crates and benches can be used for making simple DIY bench storage. Cut the top of the wooden benches and fix four small trolley wheels with one of the bench tops and place the white painted crates on top of the arrangement. Place the other bench plank on the top of the crates and put the books inside the crate. The crates tops should face the room.
DIY bookshelves look good and they will fit any corner of the room you want. Do not be afraid of DIY jobs as they help in bringing out the creative thinker inside you.