DIY Bedroom Plant Shelf With Rust-Oleum

DIY | June 2, 2020


[This post contains sponsored links. The items featured and linked in this post were all provided by JOANN and Rust-Oleum; all opinions and reviews are my own.]


It’s amazing what a few pieces of wood + Rust-Oleum spray paint can do to create the cutest DIY bedroom plant shelf. My husband whipped up some simple shelves, then I painted and styled them. It was so easy, and I wanted to show you what we did so you can easily make your own. The faux summer plants arranged on the shelf create the perfect warm-weather decor vibe for this bedroom. I love how it all came together.


A couple of months ago, my 12-year-old daughter asked me about making her a plant shelf to hang above her bed. It sounded like a great DIY that my husband and I could do. My husband made some quick, chunky trestle shelves, and away we went.

Making The Trestles

Making trestle shelves is pretty simple. We used 2 x 2 for the trestles and 1 x 8 for the shelves, so you simply cut your trestles an inch or so shorter than the width of your shelves. They just require three pieces, a horizontal and a vertical piece, and the angled piece connected them. It’s really simple to crank them out on a compound miter saw, but they can also be done with a jig-saw or even a handsaw.


Here’s what they look like laid out on on the shelves.


Painting with Rust-Oleum

We have loved using Rust-Oleum spray paint for many DIY Projects and knew it would work great on this one too. For this shelf we used Rust-Oleum Imagine Chalk Spray Paint in Linen White found here. This chalk spray paint line has the perfect matte finish look, we are so impressed (no drips either!). To prevent chipping and it’s durability, you can apply a clear coat with this Rust-Oleum spray paint.



Putting It All Together

Again, these are pretty quick, no-nonsense shelves. You simply attach the trestles to the shelves, and you’re ready to go.



Hanging And Styling The Shelves

Now it was time to fill this empty corner above her bed with the DIY white plant shelf. You can see that she already had some fun string lights but needed something else. I love her vision for this space and how these shelves brought instant dimension and interest.


Now it was the really fun part! We already had this artwork on hand elsewhere in our home, so we just relocated them to these shelves. Then we added lots of faux plants.

Here are the summer faux plants we used from JOANN

  1. Bright Ideas Summer Evergreen Arrangement found here.

  2. Bright Ideas Summer Boot Leaf Arrangement found here.

  3. Bright Ideas Summer Greenery in Cement Container found here.

  4. Bright Ideas Spring 21” Potted Spathiphyllum Arrangement Green & White found here.


These faux plants from JOANN are the perfect look and require no water (haha). Of course, real plants would work wonderfully too if you prefer (and have a better green thumb than us). We grouped them around the artwork and couldn’t be happier with the final result.


My daughter termed her style, “glam-boho” and I think that is exactly the look of her bedroom. This DIY bedroom plant shelf turned out great. I hope you feel empowered to grab some wood, a couple of cans of spray paint, and make one of these too. What do you think?


If you enjoyed this post, I recommend checking these out too:

  1. A-Frame Chalkboard Sign With Rust-Oleum found here.

  2. Revamping Outdoor Furniture With Rust-Oleum found here.

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Today I’m joined by some of my blogging friends who are also sharing their summer mantel and summer vignette ideas.

Just click the links below the images to be taken to their post…

Simple Thrifty Summer Mantel Decor at The Happy Housie
Easy Summer Mantel with Peonies at Modern Glam
Effortless Summer Mantel Ideas at Grace in My Space
Summer Entry Way Decor Ideas at Lolly Jane
Summer Shelf Styling Tips at Finding Silver Pennies
Outdoor Garden Bench Vignette at Craftberry Bush

Simple Summer Living Room at House by Hoff
The Summer Edition of our Coffee Bar at My Sweet Savannah
Eclectic Summer Mantel at JoAnna Anastasia
Simple Summer Style Kitchen Shelving at Cassie Bustamante
How to Create a Summer Mantel with Character at Sincerely, Marie Designs

Summer Mantel Decor at Rambling Renovators
DIY Bedroom Plant Shelf at She Gave it a Go
Summer Mantel Decor at Amidst the Chaos
How to Create a Fresh Summer Mantel for Free at This is Our Bliss
Summer Hutch Styling at Clean & Scentsible

Bright Simple Summer Mantel at Tatertots and Jello
Easy Summer Mantel Styling Ideas at Cherished Bliss
Boho Summer Mantel Decor at Life is a Party
Easy Breezy Modern Minimalist Shelf Styling at This is Simplicite
Summer Mantel at Rooms for Rent




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  1. Krista thehappyhousie says:

    Cute little display shelf!

    • Brendt Blanks says:


      Thank you so much for stopping by and your kind comment.
      I loved doing this blog hop with you.



  2. Katerina | Once a Foodie says:

    I love the idea of a bedroom plant shelf! What a perfect idea for a long weekend – thank you for the inspiration!

    • Brendt Blanks says:

      Hi Katerina,

      Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind feedback.

      Yes, it is the perfect weekend project and adds a great feel to any bedroom. Hope you give it a go!

      Have a wonderful day,

  3. Makayla says:

    Great idea! Also, where did you get those lights from? Thanks!

  4. Mary says:

    Perfect idea to add interest to a blah corner of the room!! I have a question–when you attach the shelf to the wall, i only see one place on the bottom of the trestle where it is affixed to the wall. Is there another spot I am not seeing? I SOOOO want to make this!

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