DIY Geometric Wall Shelf

How's the New Year treating everyone? In my neck of the woods it has been busy, snowy and already crazy. We've had guests over, including friends with kids (over 9 children in my house overnight, eee!), we've been tubing, skiing and we continue to take our nightly sled walks. It's been snowing so much I thought someone put white paper on my windows but with two little energetic boys I need to go outside (for my sanity and theirs).

Another exciting thing that happened this month, I was asked by Minwax to create some DIY pieces for their booth at the Interior Design Show in Toronto (OMG). I will be sharing a few of my DIY creations I made for them over the next couple of days so stay tuned. Today I'm sharing this great DIY geometric wall shelf.

DIY Geometric Wall Shelf MinWaxCanada IDS17 Harlow & Thistle

Before Christmas I found these house-shaped wooden shelves from the dollar store. At first glance I thought I could make a really cool doll house but as I learned from my DIY Kids Kitchen, in the end, the boys probably won't be interested. So I decided to make a really cool contemporary wall shelf for my office. 

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The things I used for this DIY included; Minwax® Wood Finishing Cloths (in chestnut), a heavy-duty all-purpose adhesive, a sander, painter's tape and white paint.

DIY Geometric Wall Shelf MinWax IDS17 Harlow & Thistle

First I stained the houses. These Minwax staining clothes are particularly awesome for these small projects because they're easy to use and easy to clean up. I love that they come with a pair of gloves.  To get a darker finish simply apply additional coats. On thing I learned, if the cloth still has stain on it, put it in a zip-lock bag to reuse later. 

DIY Geometric Wall Shelf MinWax IDS17 Harlow & Thistle

Next I glued the shelves together in my desired pattern.

DIY Geometric Wall Shelf MinWax IDS17 Harlow & Thistle

Oh yes, I also used trim and molding crack filler to make smooth seams.

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Then I sanded it down.

DIY Geometric Wall Shelf MinWax IDS17 Harlow & Thistle Sanding

Then I taped the edges and painted it white.

DIY Geometric Wall Shelf MinWax IDS17 Harlow & Thistle Painting

That's it. I love the way this one turned out. It's the perfect little shelf for succulents or knick-knacks.

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Don't forget to check it out at the MinWax booth at #IDS17 if you're around. 

DIY Geometric Wall Shelf MinWaxCanada IDS17 Harlow & Thistle Overview



Harlow AndThistle

Hi! I'm Andrea, I'm a Momma, a Designer and a hopeless DIY'er. I love finding ways to achieve a lux look for less.

2 comments:

  1. Fantastic opportunity and very cool project. Enjoy showing off your creations!

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