Rustic looking Shelves

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I needed lots of shelving space in my tiny studio and I was on a budget.

I love the  French Country look so that was my inspiration. I also need to make sure that the shelves were not going to come down with all the weight from the  books I was going to be piling on them.

Here is a list of what you’ll need.

  1. An electric Screwdriver or drill with the a Phillips head attachment
  2. Screw in Sheet rock anchors ( I love these things. They made my project go a lot quicker.)
  3. Decorative brackets ( Local hardware store or Antique Shop)
  4. A laser leveler. (This is the bee knees)
  5. Rough cut lumber ( We got ours at the local mill.We love to support smaller business.)
  6. I bought longer screws then what came with the brackets.

7.  A level

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Line Up where you want to place your shelves, Drill holes and insert the sheet rock screws. It’s better if you can drill into a stud.

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These sheet rock screws make life so much easier.

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Attach brackets and double check they are level with a level.

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I screwed the wooden shelves into the brackets from the bottom.This will provide more stability. Check your shevles occasionally to make sure that they are not pulling away from the wall.

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Organize with your favorite books and items.

Enjoy & Have Fun!

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