Inside: Turn thrifted drawers into cool floating shelves for the wall; use brackets to mount them and create a unique display shelf unit!
This project is a great one if you live in a small space and are in need of wall storage, or if you are like I am and like to create unique display shelves out of thrifted items! When we first decorated our living room, I really wanted to have floating shelves on the wall and so I figured out how to make these DIY Floating Drawer Wall Shelves and I love them.!
Our living room looks very different now, however. I have gone through many different versions of this room to land on the final design plan. Since hanging these drawer shelves, I’ve also stained and installed bracket shelves in the corner (which I didn’t end up loving), and then we recently upgraded to an entire Ikea Havsta unit – which I think is going to be the permanent solution.I’ve done a bunch of other floating shelf DIYs though – you can see how I turned old kitchen cabinets into a playroom credenza (we used this for about six months before we totally renovated the playroom); and we’ve also repurposed stock kitchen cabinets as hanging wall mounted shelves in my office.
Here’s how to create floating wall shelves from old drawers
They made an amazing addition to our living room gallery wall at the time and were the perfect spot to perch some other thrifted finds.