Thursday, August 11, 2011

{Cheating} shelves

This almost seems too silly to do a post on, but I had a few requests asking about my floating shelves and how they are hung! Its a magic trick really.....place L brackets on top and cover with books and trinkets! Ideally these would be built-in bookshelves, but since those cost an arm and leg, I went with cheap shelves from home depot and L brackets. It gives the wall some architectural interest without breaking the bank!





7 comments:

Noelle said...

Who ever would've known??? what a great trick, I love your shelves, they make the room!

Miss Kitty said...

SUCH a GREAT look! Thank you for sharing your secret with us. I bought the "official" floating shelves (the shelves are thicker and hollow and are supposedly secured on the wall by a inside support) but the support kept pulling out of the wall (even before we put anything on it) so we ended up using the "L" bracket technique on them too. I had to put the "L" underneath the shelf but I painted it the color of the wall and try to hide it like you did. Your idea is much better.

amber wallace said...

What a great trick! And they look so great. We did standard lowes shelfing in a nook because the other route was too expensive for us. Alos I blogged about your ever amazing roman shades over on my blog today!

barefootandvintage said...

good idea! we've been discussing bookshelves and wall units, but this definitely looks like a less expensive (but still cute!) way to get the job done. lovely home, btw. :)

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jen v said...

Love it! Where did you get you "&" sign? I have looked and looked and cannot find one!

Fran said...

This is v. smart!! Such an easy way to install them!

AN-G said...

thank you so much, im one of the silly ones who needed the visual..

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