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 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.
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.
Again, these are pretty quick, no-nonsense shelves. You simply attach the trestles to the shelves, and you’re ready to go.
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
Bright Ideas Summer Evergreen Arrangement found here.
Bright Ideas Summer Boot Leaf Arrangement found here.
Bright Ideas Summer Greenery in Cement Container found here.
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?
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