DIY Shelf Covers

2 Materials
$50
1 Hour
Medium


...okay remember my post on my linen closet organization? Well I promised a post on how I made my shelf covers and here it is.

We only have one linen closet in my small house and it was CRAMMED. Not at all functional.


So I got to work organizing it- for a reminder you can see that post here. And also as a reminder- here is the before of my terrible linen closet.

I decided to make some wood covers to hide those ugly wire shelves.

I started by measuring the wire shelves. These covers needed to be 22” long and 12” deep and the faces for the front would be 3” wide and 22” long.

So I went to my scrap wood pile and found everything I needed left over from previous projects.

If you are starting from scratch- here’s your list:

•1/2” plywood

•1x3x8 for the facing. (one would cover 4 shelves, I have 5 shelves so I would have bought 2 of these)

•nails

Tools:

jigsaw

nail gun

sander

clamps

These need to fit over the wire shelves so I needed to make a cut out for the brackets. I used a piece of paper to trace around them so I’d have a template.

Then transfer this template onto your plywood.


The I cut everything out with my jigsaw. You could also use a table saw for the longer cuts.

After I got them all cut, I had to make some adjustments bc my closet walls are not straight.

Once I got them to fit, (a little kicking was needed) I placed all the plywood shelves into the wire shelves and used my nail gun to attach the 1x3 for the front.


I spent $0 on this project because it was all left over wood from other projects so I call this an absolute win.

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towels linked here.

baskets linked here

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  • Heather  Stuart Heather Stuart on May 26, 2021

    What a huge transformation! I love the end result!

  • Pam Taylor Nichols Pam Taylor Nichols on May 26, 2021

    I cannot imagine beach towels and wash cloths fitting into the same type/size basket. How many do you have? 1? Just a silly observation.......It looks really pretty.

  • REGGER MOM REGGER MOM on Jun 01, 2021

    GREAT JOB! LOOKS NICE & LOVE THE CLOTH PULL OUTS! BUT, I HAVE TO ASK, WHY DIDN'T YOU JUST PULL OUT THE WIRE SHELVES & 'REPLACE' THEM W/ WOOD SHELVES THAT U CUT FROM UR WOOD SCRAPS? SAME RESULTS, NO TIME ON TEMPLATES, JUST SIZE THE WIRE SHELF TO THE WOOD & CUT & INSTALL.

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  • Sher Sher on Jun 01, 2021

    Looks so clean and organized! Well done, it's great!

  • Hester Hester on Jun 07, 2021

    How did you do the lettering on the baskets? It looks great by the way.

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