Creative Do-it-yourself Ideas for Shelves

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Shelves in the home add dimension, enable you to display favorite objects and can help organize a space.  If you are looking for unique shelving options, here are a few inspiring ideas to make you look at certain items in a whole new way.

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Skateboards, crutches, ladders, books, furniture, suitcases and even pianos can be repurposed to create surprisingly unique shelves for the home.  Old crates, wine bottles and any number of other household items can be salvaged to creatively grace a wall in your home.

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For the travel lover, consider cutting up a few vintage suitcases and attaching them to the wall to display your favorite items and souvenirs from your travels.

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Is your garage or attic filled with those discarded and broken chairs and tables that you keep telling yourself you’re going to repair someday?  Cut them up, paint them and refashion those pieces into a one-of-a-kind shelving unit for your family room.

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For the game room, pool sticks can serve as the base for green felt-covered shelves with pool balls as dividers and accents.  Old skateboards make for easy floating shelves.

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For the book lover, mount books on the wall and use those for shelving in your book nook or library.  They can be artfully arranged and placed in groups for maximum impact.

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Old crates, wine barrels and even wine bottles can be turned into creative shelving options for the kitchen or dining area.  Repurposed wine bottle shelving would be a great place to store glasses at a bar area in the home.

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Think outside the box and look at the discarded or unused items around your household with an eye toward unique uses.  How many creative shelving ideas can you imagine?

 

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