These shelves that we created for the nursery are probably one of my favorite DIYs ever. Not only were they cheap but they add such a great rustic, masculine touch to the space.
What you’ll need:
EKBY BJÄRNUM brackets (7.5 inch) $5 per 2 pack.
White wood boards (I chose white wood because it was more rustic looking and also cheaper!)
Rag or paintbrush
1. Cut your boards to the size you want. This is the best thing about these brackets – they can cut your shelves to the exact length you need!
2. Stain the shelves. I chose Minwax Wood Stain in Special Walnut.
3. Install the brackets and shelves. If you can’t catch a stud be sure to use wall anchors to adequately support the weight of the objects placed on the shelves.
You might notice a gap between the bracket and the shelf. Doesn’t bother me – but if you want a snugger fit then fence boards are apparently a better bit than regular white wood or pine boards!
I really love the rustic vibe they have. I also love that I went with 3 shelves instead of an even number. When decorating, always group in odd numbers. It works
I’m so tempted to make more for other rooms in the house! And how about spray painting the brackets gold? They would look so gorg!!