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