Quick and Easy Hanging Shelving

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Curtain hardware is made to hold weight while looking great, so it makes perfect sense to utilize it for some hanging shelves. This very cute little shelf is sturdy and can be put together in a couple of hours. Try different belt and curtain hardware options to create the look you want Think colourful rods for a fun focal in a kids’ room, or cast iron for a masculine look.

Time: 2 HoursCost: $50Difficulty: Easy
  • quick and easy hanging shelving

You will need:


6 belts

2 pieces of 5/8” pine plywood, cut to 8” x 40” and 9 ½” x 40”

Paint in the color of your choice

40” curtain rod

2 x curtain brackets

2 x stoppers end caps

100 grit sandpaper

Jigsaw or figure saw

  • quick and easy hanging shelving

STEP 1:


Using the template, measure the slots where the belts will be inserted. The top shelf gets a longer 4” slot for two belts and the bottom shelf a 2” slot.

  • quick and easy hanging shelving

STEP 2:


Drill holes into the slots until you have a space big enough to insert the jigsaw blade or figure saw. Then carefully cut the slots.

  • quick and easy hanging shelving

STEP 3:


Use a small sponge roller to paint the edges of the shelves in the color of your choice. Allow to dry.

  • quick and easy hanging shelving

STEP 4:


Lightly sand the shelves and wipe with a clean cloth to remove any dust. 

  • quick and easy hanging shelving

STEP 5:


Install the curtain brackets on the wall and hang the rod and stopper end caps. Thread the belts through the slots and hang over the rod.

  • quick and easy hanging shelving

That's it! Sit back and enjoy your shelving masterpiece!

Suggested materials for this project:

  • 6 belts
  • 2 pieces of 5/8” pine plywood, cut to 8” x 40” and 9 ½” x 40”
  • Paint in the color of your choice
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