I hope you all had a great and relaxing Mother’s Day Weekend. We were lucky enough to have my Brother-In-Law and his family stay with us this weekend. Things were a bit crazy considering that there are 11 kids between us ages 14 to 3…!! But we had a great time playing with them. Now it is time to get back to work.
I had a lot of you comment about the café shelves we have in our newly updated Laundry Room. We made them and so can you. The best part is that they are super easy to make. Win Win for sure. So if you would like some in your home keep reading…
How to Make Café Shelves:
1. Find a pair of Shelf Corner Brackets.
I used some from Lowe’s that we found in the molding aisle. We went with the 7 inch size because that is the size that fit the best with the shelf we had chosen. For one shelf you will need 2 brackets. If you are making 2 shelves like we did you will need 4 brackets.
2. Find or make a wall shelf.
We happened to find a nice pre-made shelf at Home Depot. We loved the chunkier style of it and the that it has some nice decorative molding along the edges. It was in the closet and storage aisle.
3. Spray paint your shelves your desired color.
Spray paint was the easiest and fastest option. Plus—I LOVE spray paint. It makes me super happy.
4. Glue your corner brackets on the BOTTOM of your shelf.
Make sure that the back of the bracket is lined up perfectly with the back of your shelf. So that when the shelf is on the wall, there will be no gap between the wall and the bracket. You want them to look like they are holding up the shelf.
We used Gorilla Wood Glue.
5. Be sure to adjust the bracket and place it in from the edge of the shelf.
We measured ours so that it was set in 4 inches from the side end on both ends of the shelf.
6. Let Wood Glue dry completely.
We decided to make our shelves the same size but had debated about making the top shelf a bit smaller than the other one. Ultimately we decided to go with two of the same size shelves. I am really happy with how they turned out and feel like the brackets give the shelf a lot of fun character and interest.
Have any of you made any café shelves or something similar for your home? I would love to see them. I would also love to see if any of you end up making some of these. I always love hearing from you guys out there!
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