Create Your Own Floating BookShelves
So I have a rather vertical home. And I thought a way to make my meager apartment look larger was to get rid of all the shelving units I had and put the books on the walls…but in a stylish way. While looking around on tumblr I found ! really like invisible bookshelves. Like the ones above.
It’s interesting, artistic, and a good use of space. I went out to buy them at the store and it was about $20+. I hesitated on buying it, went home, and looked online to see if there was a cheaper option. And i found this wonderful DIY. It was simple and really fun! You can find it on wikihow. The directions were really simple. And there’s even a comical video guide to help if necessary. And after purchasing all the necessary materials i spent $25 on 4 shelves. YAY! The only down side to making you’re own is finding the base of your shelf. DIY floating shelves require a sacrificial book to be the bottom. The instructions tell you to choose a book that you’ll never read again. Instead of choosing one already in my library, I found $1 books, old college textbooks, and books with humorous titles to be my base. My shelves turned out great and I had such a great time making them.
Yay for housing books!
and the extra book shelf is a Flybrary shelf from organize it