Saturday, January 5, 2013

DIY : Invisible Bookshelves



Ever since we did this post on bookish gifts I've been obsessed with the idea of Floating Bookshelves. The  Umbra Floating Bookshelves are quite pricey,  so when I saw this DIY invisible bookshelf on Pinterst I had to give it a try and it worked like a charm ! Making 3 bookshelves cost ~15$  including the cost of nails and hammer/screw driver


  • L-Shaped Brackets (Home Depot, shelving aisle)
  • Screws/Nails
  • Hammer/Screw Driver


Since there are  brick walls in my apartment I had to use screws with a masonry bit. I'm sure you can use a nail and hammer depending on the surface. This is how May December Home set hers up.


maydecemberhome

And here is my finished product:









10 comments :

  1. That looks great (p.s: love your brick walls - jealous!!). It is a wonderful way to display 1) your favourite books and/or 2) books with beautiful covers :)

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  2. These are beautiful! When I get out of the apartment-style living, I will definitely have to think about these!

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  3. It' also a great way to decorate a room with books that have similar colors. I just hope I get a deposit back with all the holes in the brick (: It's much easier and cleaner to do on a wall.

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  4. I bet if you used those extra strong Command stickys and only stacked paperbacks it might work.

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  5. Interesting! I live in an apartment now but when I move I am SO trying this out!! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Emily's Reading RoomJanuary 13, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    What a fun project! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. OMG :D I LOVE IT!!!!!! I am so doing this, thank you!! (: It looks amazing!


    Haley @ YA-Aholic

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  8. Thanks for sharing.. Really.. Great idea God bless!

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