Tie One On

Make your own rus­tic shelves.

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Make your own rus­tic shelves.

Unique shelv­ing is al­ways more fun. So in the in­ter­est of think­ing out­side the box, this is what we came up with: Shelves that are rus­tic, a bit nau­ti­cal, and easy to hang— even on rounded log walls.

You can make your own with easy-to-find sup­plies and a few sim­ple tools.

Once the stained shelves are dry, they are ready to be hung. To level the shelves we cen­tered them, then screwed in the first bracket. We used a level to get the shelf straight then screwed in the sec­ond bracket. If you have studs, be sure to find them and screw your braces into the studs. If not, you may need to use wall an­chors.


We used larger hook screws to hang our rope. Since the rope is only for aes­thet­ics, we were able to use th­ese hook screws and not worry about the weight of the shelves. The shelves are stur­dily in place be­cause of the braces.


I took one piece of rope 6 feet long, folded it in half and then tied a knot about a foot down from the fold. Then I threaded the rope through each of the holes and tied another knot at the bot­tom of the sec­ond shelf.


The last (and the most fun) thing to do is style your shelves. Mine are hang­ing in my din­ing room, which is the per­fect place to show off all of my thrifted, vin­tage and just pretty kitchen items.

Easy, breezy wall shelves add a touch of whimsy while dis­play­ing some fa­vorite finds. At­tach them to any wall with brack­ets—the rope is just a dec­o­ra­tive ac­cent.

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