This is a DIY project that will help you achieve the same look as Pottery Barn’s $199.99 Wood Decor Shelf for less than $30!
The diy wood shelves is a DIY Pottery Barn Dupe. This project uses wood to create an elegant shelf that can be placed anywhere in the home.
Walking around Pottery Barn or Crate & Barrel is one of my favorite things to do. Something about their products’ clean, sharp appearance appeals to me. It has a really sophisticated and stylish vibe about it, which is quite “in” these days.
While my eyes and emotions are drawn to such shops, my pocketbook is not. Almost often, that elegant, stylish vibe comes with a high price tag, which I am unable to pay. I’m pleased to say that you, too, can have the same appearance and feel on a shoestring price! I’ll show you how to do it.
When I was looking for shelving the other day, I came across a $349 circular metal and wood bookshelf from Pottery Barn and immediately realized I could make something similar using materials I found at the Dollar Tree and around my home.
Although Pottery Barn’s bookshelf is gold, I like a more rustic appearance. And, if I were to make it, it had to blend in with my current décor.
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How To Make A Hoop Shelf
This time, as you’ll see throughout the project, I had a few additional “assistants”!
Our kid enjoys assisting others and has requested assistance with a project. Our young daughter was perplexed as to why we would alter a perfectly fine Hula Hoop, and my husband became concerned when I asked where the jigsaw and drill were, so it became a full-fledged family project.
It turned out to be a lot of fun doing it as a family, so if you find yourself with additional “helpers,” don’t be afraid to try it.
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1. Prepare your boards by measuring, cutting, and staining them.
Decide where you want your shelves connected to the hoops before you start the project, and measure the distance between the two ends to obtain the appropriate length (see the photo to get a better idea of what needs to be done).
Plan for a little wood to hang over on either side of the plastic hoop while you’re measuring. We decided to cut each of our four boards 19.5 inches long for our hoops. Because our stained wood was only 3.25 inches wide, we clamped and screwed two pieces together on either end to create a 6.5-inch shelf-like breadth.
Find a piece of wood with a width of at least 6 inches if you wish to save a step. After you’ve cut your board, stain it and let it cure for 24 hours.
Once everything is cut and stained, perform a quick check with the wood and unpainted hula hoops to ensure that the length of the boards is to your liking.
2. Create hula hoop art
It’s now time to paint those plastic hoops! We utilized our gravel driveway to spray paint the hoops since the dew was beginning to set in.
When spray painting the hoops, be sure to cover the inner and outer rims as well as the top surface. At least two coats of paint will be required for each side.
Turn the hoops over and paint the opposite side as soon as the paint is dry and no longer sticky.
3. Screw the pieces together after putting everything in place.
It’s time to have everything set up and ready to put together now that everything has been painted and cut! Place your first plastic hoop on the ground, then your boards on top of it.
Make sure your boards are the same width apart using your measuring tape. Ours were spaced 12 inches apart. Set your second plastic hoop on top of the boards after they’re in the right position.
Take your drill and screws and screw the hoop into place on each board after everything is in position. We used black screws to match the black paint we applied to the plastic hoops. Place four screws in the hoop and board (one on each end of the two boards). Flip it over and repeat the process on the other side.
Pro Tip: Because spray paint chips quickly, you may need to touch up your paint once this step is done. We tried putting ours in garbage bags to reduce scratching, but we still needed to perform some touch-ups later.
4. Hang it up and be creative!
I would strongly suggest utilizing two brackets attached to the wood when attaching your lovely new shelf to a wall when choosing where to hang it.
You’ll want to make sure it’s securely attached to a stud in the wall because of its weight and any embellishments you add to it.
After you’ve hung your hoop, embellish it to match the aesthetic of the room where you put it. I was able to include my Mason jar succulents from a few months ago, as well as a few other things from around the home.
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