DIY Plant Shelves to Transform Any Space!

8 Materials
$30
2 Hours
Easy

With a growing plant collection, it was time to finally give my plant babies what they deserve - a plant shelf, or two!

I’m guessing plants like friends? They seem to grow better when with or near other plants.

LET’S GET RIGHT TO IT, BUILD YOURSELF SOME SIMPLE PLANT SHELVES!

Materials:

Wood

Brackets

Screws

Polycrylic

Spray paint

Tools:

Table saw

Drill

Paint brush

ONE

Cut the wood to size based on how long and deep you want your shelves. Mine are 36 inches long and 8.5 inches deep. We used some thick plywood we had on hand, but you could use any type of wood.

TWO

Paint the polycrylic on the wood shelves. If you don’t like the natural look, you could always paint or stain them.

THREE

Spray paint the brackets. We already had a few brackets on hand, but you can buy all types at Lowe’s or Home Depot. Mine were black and I wanted them to be gold.

FOUR

Screw the brackets into the wall and then attach the wood shelves to the brackets.

Side note - We used black screws. I don’t mind how it looks, but you could spray paint the screws if you wanted. However, the paint may come off once you screw them into the wall.

FIVE

Add your plant babies!

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Have a question about this project?

1 question
  • Bob Schulenberg
    on May 13, 2019

    Do the plants get enough light?

    It doesn’t appear that there’s a window nearby or an arrangement of plant grow lights.

    You might eventually have more luck with artificial plants.

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  • Angie
    on Jun 28, 2019

    Love this idea. It’s a great base to take a simple, clean space and make it your own style. Thanks for reminding us of how nice easy can be!!

  • Ilu25826048
    on May 16, 2020

    Grasping for ideas

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