Most homes suffer from lack of storage spaces and that is why the first thing you might want to consider when looking to upgrade your home decor is adding more storage solutions. Of course you will want to avoid just hanging or adding some ugly shelves, racks and boxes to keep your stuff. If you feel you need some ideas, here are some DIY rustic storage solutions, which will add a lot of warmth to your house.
· Bathroom Mirror with Storage Shelf
This mirror with storage shelf for your bathroom is very practical in providing a lot of storage for small things. Besides, it looks attractive and is relatively easy to be made.
You need reclaimed pallet wood with section for storage with the following dimensions:
* 60cm long
* 49cm wide
* 12cm deep
The wood used in this item is reclaimed and rustic in appearance.
· Birch Wall Hooks
You may also choose to create these birch wall hooks that look a lot more interesting than a regular coat rack. This is great if you love minimalist and rustic style!
Here’s what you will need:
- birch wood – slabs, sticks, branches
- wood glue
- double threaded coach screws
- electric drill and drill bits
First, purchase or find in your backyard the birch wood and cut them into 1 – 2-inch pieces. If you don’t have a branch, a thick dowel rod or spare piece of wood will work fine. For the larger slabs of wood, you may use wood glue to attach the cut piece of birch branch to the back. Then let it dry. Put the double threaded screws in the wall, using these screws to attach your birch hooks to the wall. Drill a hole in the back of your birch wood with a drill and bit. The bit should be slightly smaller in diameter than the diameter of your screw. Drill in far enough so that when you insert the screw, only the threaded end that will go into the wall is still showing. Then, use pliers to screw the non-pointed end into your birch wood. Repeat with each of your pieces. No, you’re ready to attach them to the wall. For placement on the wall, trace each wood slab onto a piece of paper with a pencil and cut it out. This will allow you to get the pattern you’d like on your wall without struggling to hold the wood pieces in place. Then, using a drill, screw into the center of each paper to mark a hole for each birch hook. Now, screw your hooks into the wall, and the project is complete.
· Wood Slice Shelves
For this project you will need:
- 14 inch wood slice from the craft store
- 4 inch L brackets
What you have to do?
- You should measure where the center of the wood slice is and cut it in half.
- Then put your L brackets on the wood slice and line them up with the back of your shelf and screw them to the wood.
- Screw them into your wall you are done!