(Updated on September 19, 2023)
Below are 10 unusual DIY shelves that clever DIYers put their stamp on. And they’re fantastic ideas, every one of them.
People surprise me with their endless level of creativity. DIYers especially. They can look at something that’s so far “off yonder” that I can’t even see a speck in the sky.
But they do. And it’s amazing what they see that the rest of us just can’t.
Wood Shutter Shelf:
I have brown shutters I’ve been wanting to do something with for years, but I’m just not as creative as this couple This is a perfect way to repurpose old shutters and give them new life.
It’s just too cute and now I want one just like it.
Boho Plant Shelf:
This looks like a fairly simple DIY. It’s a great way to give succulents the light they need.
Old Tire Shelf:
This tire shelf was obviously repurposed for children. It’s a great place to line up their toy cars when they’re finished playing with them.
Old Chair Shelf:
I would never have envisioned a shelf like this one. It’s a small shelf so it wouldn’t give you all that much room to store stuff.
But the character it gives to a wall is something else!
In my mind’s eye I see a small pot of pothos or ivy with tendrils winding up and around that chair.
Repurposed Books Shelf:
I wouldn’t have seen this one coming in a million years. Books repurposed into a shelf. How on earth did they come up with this one!
It’s whimsical and cute.Think how fitting it would be for a child’s room.
Repurposed Drawer Shelf:
I’d like to have one of these shelves made out of old drawers. I’ve done this with vintage boxes hanging on the wall. But not with drawers.
I’ll keep my eye out for old drawers from now on and see if I can repurpose them.
Repurposed Twin Headboard Shelf:
If I had an old twin headboard no longer in use, I’d call Goodwill or the Salvation Army to come pick it up.
But this DIYer did something else. What a gem of an idea!
Coffee Table Shelves:
I suppose if you had a garage full of coffee tables, this idea might come to you. A great use for coffee tables if you don’t mind carving them up.
Many of us have probably tried this at one time or another. Put boards through the rungs of a ladder to create shelves.
This DIYer went a step further by painting the boards and ladder the same color to make it look like one piece.
This one stuns me much like the sawed off coffee tables did. I don’t think I could cut into vintage suitcases.
I was fortunate enough to have an old vintage suitcase that I used for storage and vignettes. But sadly it finally fell apart and I had to throw it away.
Somehow I think this DIYer would have taken the parts I threw away and repurposed them somehow.
It takes great ingenuity to come up these darling DIYs. I take my hat off to any DIYer who can come up with ideas such as these unusual DIY shelves.