DIY: Wood Shelf

DIY Wooden Shelf

We recently renovated our living room with a brand new SoftSpring carpet from The Home Depot. The carpet inspired lots of decor updates including a grogeous DIY Photo Installation and this DIY Wood shelf. Learn how to DIY a simple shelf to display decorative items in your home, and check out the entire living room transformation here.


  • 2 2-way wood brackets, measuring 5 inches x 7 inches
  • wood board, measuring 1¾ inch x 8 inch x 4 feet long
  • 1 can black satin spray paint
  • 2 screws, measuring 1½ inches
  • wood glue


Step 1: Cut the board length to 42 inches.

DIY Wood Shelf

DIY Shelf Materials

Step 2 (optional): Route the outside edges to make it decorative.

Step 3: Use the wood glue to glue the brackets to the shelf boards, about 6 inches in from the end on each side, or measure the distance between the studs in the wall of your house and attach the brackets accordingly for hanging.

Step 4: Drill one pilot hole through the shelf into each bracket and install one  inch screw into each hole to give extra support and help hold the brackets in place.

Step 5: Sand the shelf board and brackets lightly so they have a smooth finish.

Step 6: Paint the shelf with black satin spray paint.

Step 7 (optional): We set the set below a framed photo installation that really finished the room. Learn how to make the DIY Framed Photo Installation here.

DIY Wood Shelf

*This post was sponsored by The Home Depot.