Shelving is a must. Really. Whether you need something for storage or you want to add a bit to your décor, shelves are the perfect solution.
We have a great collection of 40 shelves you can easily DIY. They are frugal, easy, and will add beauty to your home. We have a shelf for every room and every budget. Whether you need something in the bathroom to store beauty supplies or in the nursery for baby items, there is a shelf in here that is perfect for you.
Some hang on the walls and some sit on the floor but all of them are going to add the perfect touch of décor and function to your home.
Take a few minutes and browse our collection. Then take a couple of hours and build your own shelves. You’ll be proud to display your DIY shelves and you’ll love the extra storage that they give you.
DIY Honeycomb Shelves
Honeycomb shelves are so pretty and they hold a lot of stuff. You can make your own honeycomb shelving unit and add as many or as few shelves as you need. These are so simple to create and take very little wood for each unit. They are perfect for kids’ rooms for holding small cars, books, or other little toys that they may want to display. They would also be great in the bathroom for holding hair essentials and smaller items. They’re so versatile, too. You can stain or paint them to match any room and they look great anywhere you may need them.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Boxycolonial
Beautiful Picture Shelves
You can actually create these shelves to hold pictures, plates, or anything that needs a little lip on the shelf to hold it securely in place. They would also be great for keeping books on display in the kids’ rooms. You can make two of these for around $15 and they only take half an hour to finish. Imagine the shelving that you can create for your home in a weekend, and at a great price, too! Stain them, paint them, or just leave them natural. It’s all up to you. We love that they’re cheap, beautiful, and take very little time to put together and you’ll love how the little lip keeps all of your treasures secure.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Shanty-2-chic
If you have a pantry that just doesn’t have enough shelving to hold everything, this is the perfect weekend project. You can completely organize your pantry with this one shelving unit and it’s easy to build and really cheap, considering the storage space that you get. You can literally store everything you need on this one unit. Imagine the organization that you can get done! Not to mention how much you can really stock up when you have a unit like this in place. This pantry shelf is a couponer’s dream and it won’t take you nearly as long to build it as you may think.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Diyshowoff
DIY Industrial Shelves
The wood and metal work so well together on this industrial shelving unit. Honestly, you could put this anywhere in the house and it would look great. If you have old pipes and elbows lying around that you’re no longer using, this one will be a cinch. Even if you have to buy the supplies, it’s really not expensive and it does look wonderful. Create as many shelves as you need. You could do a large or a small version of this one and both would look great. It’s sturdy, has loads of room, and is really fun to build, too.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Beneathmyheart
This corner shelving unit costs around $100 to build if you have to buy everything. If you can find wood on sale or if you happen to have a few boards that you’re not using for another project, you can cut the cost considerably. It looks beautiful once it’s finished and you can stain or paint it any color that you need to match your existing décor. This would be great over the TV for holding movies and such or you could use it in the family room to hold games, puzzles, or whatever you need.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Ahomewest
Rustic Floating Shelf
This beautiful floating shelf is so very easy to make and you just need an old board so it may not cost anything. It’s gorgeous with its mantel like appearance and would be perfect for the living room. Imagine hanging stockings from it during the holidays. It will work perfectly for those who don’t have a traditional fireplace and it’s so easy to make that you won’t believe it. We love the hinges on the sides that really give it that rustic look. You could easily build this from repurposed fencing or barn wood and really give it a great old-world feel.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Shanty-2-chic
This leaning shelf is a great conversation starter and you can build it in less than a day. It’s also a great project for beginners. You get five shelves that will hold books or whatever else you want to put on them and you can leave it natural or stain it whatever color you need. It’s a bit whimsical in a Leaning Tower of Pisa style but it’s completely secure so you won’t have to worry about it falling over or your things falling off. You need four boards, a few screws, and some wood glue and that’s it. It’s easy and fits nicely within any budget.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Lowes
Leather Strapped Shelf
If you want a shelf that is beautiful and unique, this leather strapped one is perfect. It has an old-world book bag look to it. To make it, you literally just have to attach a leather strap to the wall and use it to hold your board. Actually, you’ll need two leather straps and they hold the shelf very secure to the wall. This is a great look for dens. You can get leather for pretty cheap and the board can be a leftover from a previous project. You can do just one shelf or stack a few of them up the length of the wall for more storage and a great look.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Trendhunter
Stacked Crate Shelves
Wooden crates can be put to great use as a shelving unit. Honestly, this is probably one of the easiest shelves that you can build. You just need a couple (or however many you want) of wooden crates that you paint or stain to match your existing décor. Then just attach those shelves to the wall, stacking them for a great shelving unit that is fully functional and absolutely gorgeous. This is such a neat idea and one that really won’t cost much. You can find wooden crates at most thrift stores or flea markets for just a couple of bucks each so it’s a cheap shelf that will take you about an hour or so to complete.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Aimee-weaver
Reclaimed Wood Shelves
We love reclaimed wood projects, mostly because they’re cheap. These kitchen shelves are made from reclaimed wood and they have a wonderful farmhouse look to them. They are so easy to make. You just need to measure and cut your boards, which you can reclaim from any number of things like fencing, an old barn – you get the idea. Then just assemble them and screw them to the wall. The look is absolutely stunning. If you are going for a rustic, farmhouse look, these kitchen shelves are an absolute must. If your shelves don’t really have that “old wood” look, you can stain and sand them until they are perfect.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Keepingitcozy