Everyone needs more shelf space in their home, and graced with a pretty display, these easy-to-make hanging shelves add interest to any empty wall. Use them as a decorative display in the living or dining room or for storage space in a kitchen or bathroom.
Measure 1 1/2 inches in from the ends of each board, and mark the spots for four holes. Then use a 7/8-inch spade bit to drill each hole.
Next, paint all sides of each shelf the color of your choice. We used one coat of black milk paint.Editor's Tip: While drilling, place a scrap piece of wood underneath your shelves to prevent tear-out.
Space your shelves evenly -- the ones shown are 8 inches apart. To keep shelves in place, insert the dowel pieces through the twist of the rope at each corner under every board.Editor's Tip: Once each dowel piece is in place, you can just twist it up and down for fine adjustment.
Another Idea: In a powder room, these shelves make a pretty place to keep extra towels and toiletries so they are easily accessible to guests.