Shelf Success: DIY Transformations for Beginners!

Unlocking your inner creativity and transforming everyday items into unique pieces can be a rewarding and budget-friendly endeavor. If you’re a DIY novice eager to embark on a creative journey, why not start with transforming basic shelves?

DIY shelves are a great way to add both function and beauty to any room. There are endless possibilities when it comes to DIY shelves. You can choose from a variety of materials, styles, and sizes. And, because you’re building it yourself, you can customize the shelves to fit your specific needs.

In this blog post, we’ll explore some beginner-friendly DIY shelf makeovers that can turn mundane storage into stylish statements. Get ready to experience “shelf success” as you discover the joy of crafting and giving a new life to your home décor!

Corner Bookshelves

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Maximize your space with corner bookshelves that elegantly fit into unused corners, providing extra storage and a touch of elegance.

Find DIY Corner Shelves Instructions Here.

Multi-shape geometric Shape Shelves

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Build these simple geometric shape shelves to display your favorite collection pieces.

Upcycled Shelves from Drawers:

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Sometimes we have a piece of furniture that we no longer need.  You have a couple options try to sell it to scammers on Facebook marketplace, or take it apart and hang the drawers on the wall as shelves!

Easy Wall Hanging Wood Shelf

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This easy shelf offers a place to hang your purse, dog leash and jacket. Make this for your entry way, or to add to the kids room for easy storage. Find the plans to make this easy wall hanging wood shelf here.

Floating Mantel Shelf

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If you have wanted to add a mantel to your family room or living room, you will want to check out this easy faux floating mantel shelf. It looks great and is so easy to DIY. Find the details to make this mantel shelf here.

Small Open Towel Shelves

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If you need a place to store your towels, then this open shelf is the thing to build. It has a rustic look that will be perfect in your bathroom, or this would also work great for added storage in a kids bedroom. Find the plans to make your own small open towel shelves here.

Floating Bedside Shelf

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Add floating shelves to your bedside for easy storage of lamps, books and more. This project is so easy but adds so much functionality to your space while being budget friendly. Learn how to make a floating bedside shelf here.

Rustic Farmhouse Shelves

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If you could use a few more simple shelves, then this idea is for you! You can add rustic farmhouse style shelves to your space on a budget without giving up the look you desire. Learn how to make these farmhouse shelves here.

Floating Shelves for the Bathroom

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Give your bathroom added storage and a new look by installing some floating shelves. You will appreciate how functional and gorgeous these floating shelves look, and how easy they are to install. Get the instructions to add floating shelves to your bathroom.

Floating Rope Shelves

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Use a few scrap boards and some rope to make these floating rope shelves. They look impressive and can be completed for free if you use materials you already have on hand. Find the instructions to recreate floating rope shelves here.

Rustic Wood Bathroom Shelves

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Add a rustic farmhouse feel to your bathroom by making these gorgeous wooden shelves.  This idea gives you the perfect place to store your bathroom decorations  and you can use scrap wood to make these. Get the instructions for these wooden bathroom shelves here.

Leaning Shelves From One Sheet of Plywood

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This idea starts with one sheet of plywood and creates a fabulous leaning shelf. Add this to your living room, or family room for a stylish storage solution. Get the plans to make a leaning plywood shelf here.

Pocket Shelf

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Add these pocket shelves to a child’s bedroom to offer them the perfect place to store all of their favorite books. This project is simple but adds so much functionality and keeps things organized. Find the plans to make your own pocket shelves here.

Wall Cubby Shelves

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If you need added storage for small items, you will love these wall cubby shelves. They are gorgeous and would be perfect in a workshop or craft room. Find the plans to make your own wall cubby shelves here.

Modern Sunrise Floating Shelf

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Update your builder grade mirror by adding a modern floating shelf. This looks amazing and costs only about $50 to complete. Find out how you can add a floating sunrise shelf to your bathroom mirror here.

Ikea Bookshelf Hack

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This idea makes an Ikea Ivar into three fantastic, budget friendly bookshelves, to offer you plenty of storage spots. Find out how you can make three bookshelves from one ikea piece here.

Vintage  Mail Cubby Shoe Sorter

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If you admire vintage mail sorters, and have a lot of shoes, you need to make one of these! This project will take you a little time to complete, but the results are well worth the effort. Find the plans to make your own vintage mail cubby shoe sorter here.

House Frame Bookshelves

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These bookshelves are adorable! They are shaped like houses and will look perfect in a child’s room. Find the plans to make your own house frame bookshelves here.

Ready to Build? 29 DIY Bench Projects for You!

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We’ve gathered 29 exciting DIY bench projects that are perfect for both novice and experienced DIY enthusiasts. With a bit of creativity and some basic tools, you can build the bench of your dreams and add a personalized touch to your living spaces.

Elevate Home Organization with These DIY Gems

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These DIY projects aren’t just about tidying up; they’re about creating stylish and personalized solutions that will make your daily life smoother and more enjoyable. 

Chandelier Charm: DIY Illumination for Any Space

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Chandeliers, with their elegance and charm, are the perfect lighting fixtures to make a statement in any room. But, as we all know, chandeliers can be quite pricey! That’s where the magic of DIY comes into play.

Declutter Fast: 7 Items Experts Say Must Go!

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Every home needs to be organized and arranged to exhibit its beauty. If your space is untidy, here is how to declutter fast get rid of these seven items decluttering experts would take out now!

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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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