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Kids Shelf DIY…

My kids have shared a room for the last 4 years. They have both loved there time together but now that they are getting older, they want their own spaces. So I recently transformed my office into Eden’s very own bedroom. Ethan is staying up in their once shared room. I will be posting pics of Eden’s entire space next week. Today you get a glimpse of the space, only because Elise Vaughn did another fantastic DIY specifically for Eden’s bedroom. This DIY shelf is the cutest thing ever! And Eden is totally in love with it. Take it away, Elise!

*  First select the wood and rope that you want to use- I found my bundle of white and neon rope at Fred Meyer for 8.99 and the piece of wood came from ReStore for 1.39!!

*  Next measure the shelf lengths from your wood, mark and cut to size.

 

*  Then you will need to measure and mark spacing for your drill holes in each corner of your shelf planks- chose a drill bit the same width as your rope so that it is a nice snug fit. also make sure that the holes line up for all of the shelves.
*  Next you will want to take your rope and wrap some sticky tape around the end so that it is easier to thread thru the corner holes.
*  Cut a length six times the total height of your shelf.
*  Begin at the top shelf corner hole- doesn’t matter which one.  Thread the rope all the way through leaving a 2 foot tail.  Make sure you are threading from the top of the shelf down.  With the tail of your rope extended beyond the top of the shelf, tie a knot in the rope under the board.  Don’t tie it to tight until all of your knots have been made, incase you need to adjust any of the lengths and knot placements.
*  continue threading your rope through the top of the next shelve and tie a knot under the board and so forth until you have evenly spaced out your number of shelves.
*   Once you get to the bottom shelf tie a knot under the board and then another knot that will sit under the adjacent hole.  Then thread the rope back up towards the top- tying a knot below each board before you thread it through.
*  Now that you are back at the top shelf with all of your excess rope, allow for a triangle hang pitch above the tope shelf and bring the row over to the opposite corner holes and begin the process over again, evenly spacing your knots and boards.
*  Once you have successfully threaded the rope through all four corners of your shelves – tie your original rope tail and the rope remnant together to be hung over the shelf suspension dowel.
*  The shelve suspension dowel is constructed from a plunger dowel and a metal pipe thread disk from the hardware store.

* You can either paint the metal disc or leave it as is.

*  Measure the length of dowel that you want and cut.

*  Thread the dowel into the pipe disc
* Screw the pipe disc into your wall and suspend your rope shelf from it.
* I added some tassels that I made out of white yarn to the base of my shelf- completely optional!

Presto an inexpensive and functional suspending wall shelf.

Shop Elise Vaughn’s kid clothing line here.

 

One comment on “Kids Shelf DIY…

  1. Meri Cherry on said:

    I love love love this! Just beautiful and simple and totally great. Thanks for sharing!

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