DIY Canvas Shelf

DIY Canvas Shelf @themerrythoughtI was reading an article the other day and one of the photos had what looked like an old paint canvas that someone was using as a shelf in the background. I couldn’t find any other information on where the photo came from or the products in the photo but I kept thinking about how much I liked how it looked. I decided to try to just make one and I kinda love the feel of it – simple, artsy. It’s perfect to display your favorite knick-knacks or create a mood board!
DIY Canvas Shelf @themerrythoughtWhat you need:
-Large Canvas (Mine was 24″x24″ – It’s just important that it’s over 1″ deep)
-Extra Wood that is the same width as the wood used on your canvas.
-Miter Saw
-Tape Measure
-Pencil
-Staple Gun

How to make it:
-Turn the canvas so that the back is showing. Measure the inside of the canvas between the wooden sides – Mine was 21″
-Measure and cut two pieces of wood to that measurement (If you bought a square canvas.)
-Measure to the center of both pieces of wood and then mark how much space you will need to cut out for the other piece of wood to fit in. (If your wood is 3/4″ thick, you will measure 3/8″ from both sides of the center mark to create a 3/4″ slot.)
-Use a miter saw to cut halfway through each piece of wood between these marks. You will need to make multiple cuts.
-Slide wood together and use staple gun to secure.
*-If you do not want to create the slots, you can just cut two smaller pieces for one side of the shelf and staple them in place, it just won’t be as sturdy.
DIY Canvas Shelf @themerrythoughtDIY Canvas Shelf @themerrythoughtxo. Caitlin

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  • Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 12:41 pm

    Maritza - Love this – such a brilliant idea. I never would have thought to use a canvas to make such gorgeous shelvingReplyCancel

  • Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 11:55 am

    Justine @prettyinpistachio - What a clever idea!!!ReplyCancel

  • Friday, February 19, 2016 - 10:44 am

    Kelly Brito - Oh, I’m in love with this. I wish my house had a more natural vibe, to match the wood as it is… But painting it white or black might solve my problem.
    I’m adding this to my DIY to-do list! :) ♥︎ReplyCancel

  • Friday, March 4, 2016 - 12:21 pm

    Sabrina - What a great idea! Why haven’t we thought of this before! Such a sweet way to display little treasures.ReplyCancel

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