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Using Mens' Belts to Create Cool Hanging Shelves

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After decided to decorate our toddler son's room in a menswear theme, I got really excited about the idea of coming up with creative ways to repurpose mens' belts and ties! I ended up coming up with FOUR creative DIYs using belts {and several using neckties and bow ties}.
Time: 2 Hours Cost: $46 Difficulty: Medium
One of my favorite belt projects is this set of shelves!
While I was planning my son's room, I came across some leather belt shelves in the CB2 catalog. I knew they would be perfect for Beckett's menswear inspired bedroom, but unfortunately the shelves were too long for the space I had available, and $200 for two shelves wasn't really in our budget.
Instead, we created our own DIY version for a fraction of the cost!
The blog post {linked at the bottom} includes the full supply list and the detailed step by step tutorial!
Hanging these shelves is actually quite easy, but it took quite a bit of brainpower for us to figure out the best way to get the belts positioned just the way we wanted to them and to ensure the shelves would be level. You'll find the full tutorial with the detailed steps in my blog post {linked below}.
Once all the belts were attached to the wall, we inserted the shelf boards and screwed through the belts into the bottom of the boards to secure them in place.
Once the shelves were up and level, we filled them with some very special items for our son's, including a vintage Trailways bus toy given to him by his great grandfather who used to be a long distance bus driver!
These shelves are just one of many fun DIY projects we completed for this menswear inspired bedroom. You'll find more of these projects linked in my Hometalk profile!

To see more: http://goo.gl/GiIw9X

Ask the creator about this project

  • Gail Salminen
    Gail Salminen Canada
    on Jan 10, 2015

    @Angela, Blue i Style how unique. Very classic look. It looks very easy to do. Since this is so creative I had to go to your blog to see what you did with the ties. I love that little tent you made. What a cosy place for a child to play. Thanks for sharing, I will have to share as well.

    • Angela, Blue i Style
      Angela, Blue i Style
      on Jan 11, 2015

      @Gail Salminen Thanks so much, Gail! My son really loves the whole room, and the tent is so special since the ties were collected from all the men in the family! :)

  • Carol Snapp
    Carol Snapp Pampa, TX
    on Jan 11, 2015

    I like yours better

    • Deborah Rose
      Deborah Rose Bowling Green, KY
      on Jan 11, 2015

      @Carol Snapp Me Too ! Really neat room, lucky Boy !!

  • Regenia Lynn May
    Regenia Lynn May Alba, MI
    on Jan 11, 2015

    Love the idea. Thank you

  • Shannon
    Shannon Newark, NJ
    on Jan 11, 2015

    Awesome

  • Kamella Lilly
    Kamella Lilly Fort Worth, TX
    on Jan 11, 2015

    I like your version better!!!

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