DIY Geometric Wall Shelf

by - 07:18:00

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



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4 comments

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

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  2. I have been trying to find a shelf pattern to use for a wall bookcase and I found it HERE! Thank you so much for this idea! Of course I'll be making mine in a larger scale!

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    1. Thanks Cyndee! I'm so happy this helped. Let me know if you post a pic of your bookcase : )

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