I have been helping one of my best friends decorate her new place. She had some old wood scraps in her basement and asked me if I can make a wall shelf for her. Whaaaa? I have no woodworking skills whatsoever, but somehow I still agreed to do it.
1. I may not know how to build stuff (yet), but I do know how to paint. So I found the nicest pieces of wood, cleaned it, primed it and the gave it two light coats of bright yellow Rustoleum spray paint (just spray paint I had already). So far the project is free. I'd take free any day.
I then got a set of brackets from Ikea for only $5.00. Gotta love Ikea for the prices of stuff like this.
2. This was my very FIRST time installing a shelf on the wall, and especially using anchors. I now feel like I can do anything.
These brackets are versatile. I chose to install them upside down.
3. Place the shelf on your brackets and you are seriously done. Now let's decorate it.
Total project cost = $5.00
That's it for now folks. Stay tuned for more inexpensive, thrifted and DIY projects.
P.S. The art on the wall was made by my friend. She wanted to display her own art in her new apartment. I gotta ask her to paint something for me.