DIY Decorative Shelf: Stylish & Easy!
A GREY DAY LIKE THIS CALLS FOR AN INSPIRING DIY PROJECT! WE BROWSED THROUGH OUR ARCHIVES AND RECYCLED AN OLD FAVOURITE FOR YOU. DESIGNER JANKA MURÍNOVÁ WILL SHOW YOU HOW TO MAKE THIS BEAUTIFUL HUNG UP SHELF JUST IN A SHORT WHILE. IT IS SO EASY!
Forget about expensive shelving systems and bedside tables. Instead make a stylish shelf to hang above your bed – just from a piece of wood and a coloured ribbon. If you follow our manual, it will be really easy; all you need to do is pick a colour of the ribbon. Apart from the fact that a shelf with a ribbon looks like a little piece of artwork, it is also very practical: when you get bored of it, you can easily swap the ribbon for another one. There are no limits to possible combinations and play on colours!
DIFFICULTY: very easy
TIME: 30 mins
WHAT YOU NEED:
drill (not necessary)
dowel (not necessary)
Get some leftover wood or have a piece cut in any hobby market. Various ribbons are available in any haberdashery.
Mark a spot on a wall where you would like to have the hook, from which the shelf will be hanging. Hammer the hook into the wall if you can. If you cannot, drill a hole and attach the hook using a dowel. Ensure that the hook is safely attached and ensure that it will be able to hold the shelf. Try to choose a nice hook for it will remain visible on the wall.
Measure the length of the ribbon depending on how high or low you want the shelf to be: according to that cut two pieces of ribbon (do not forget to add the length of the shelf itself). It is better to cut the ribbons with sufficient reserve.
Firstly, place one piece of the ribbon under the shelf and tie it to the hook. In this phase it is better to have someone to hold the shelf for you. After that, attach the second ribbon and tie it around the hook again. Now you have successfully attached the shelf and it is hanging.
Tie decorative knots and remove any excessive parts of the ribbon. In order to make the ribbon even bigger and more decorative, you can tie more decorative knots which will enrich its design.
Finally, adjust the ribbons to make sure that the shelf is leveled, stable and looking good!
This story is featured in Soffa Issue 7, available here. | Words: Adéla Kudrnová | Tutorial: Janka Murínová