If you're like me, you've seen this wooden shelf cover DIY a few times before. Based on what I'd seen, I planned to whip up four of these shelf covers for my mom's wire panty shelves in an afternoon. While that is totally possible, I didn't realize that every tutorial I'd found involves using a wood router - a tool I hadn't heard of before and wasn't interested in purchasing. While that was a little hiccup in my plan (it's always a good idea to read a full tutorial before you jump in), it challenged me to come up with my own tutorial for those of us who don't have a wood router on hand. This can most definitely be a project for one afternoon - just make sure you have all the materials you need before you start!
Here's a before of the wire pantry shelves. These wire shelves are pretty standard in a builder grade closest because they're an inexpensive and effective way to create storage space.