I’m so sad it’s our last installment of the West Elm Knock Off Decor Series! I’ve had so much teaming up with these great gals this summer to create some really fun projects!
Don’t miss the giveaway at the end of the post!!
Our last and final theme is HOME DECOR. West Elm has so many amazing options when it comes to home decor, it was really tough to choose something for our series.
Since moving into our new home, my daughter’s room has lacked a bedside table or a nightstand. I wanted something small that we could rest books on or somewhere to set her evening glass of water. The space isn’t huge and she likes to play up here so I really needed something small. When I came across the West Elm Reclaimed Pine Box Shelf, I thought it would be the perfect alternative to a typical nightstand. The bonus happened to be that I could easily DIY a version of my own for a fraction of the price.
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1x8x6 pine board
wood stain (I used Minwax special walnut)
Cut (2) 24″ pieces and (2) 9″ pieces off of your 6′ board. These will be the four sides of your shelf.
Using the Kreg Jig make pocket holes on the bottom side of the 24″ boards. This will allow you to keep your screws hidden from view (mostly). After your wood is cut and you’ve made your pocket holes; sand, stain, and allow it to dry.
The next step is to join the boards together. start by joining one of the smaller sides with 1 1/2 in screws.
Join the other edge of the shelf using screws so you have three of the four sides in place. Note: You want the pocket holes to be on the bottom side of both of the long sides.
To join the final piece of wood (the other long side), I tipped the shelf onto one of the short sides, lined it up and again, secured it with screws.
For hanging, I added these D-rings. I use them all the time and they are really secure. This shelf isn’t really heavy but I always recommend using wall anchors when hanging shelves.
I couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out. It was the perfect budget friendly solution at just $18 to build (the original is $96 on sale!)
I’m completely obsessed with all of the home decor projects the girls whipped up this month. Be sure to check each of them out.
THE HOUSE OF WOOD- ALEXA RECLAIMED WOOD BED
HOME MADE BY CARMONA – DIY FLOATING MIRROR
PLACE OF MY TASTE –WEST ELM INSPIRED DIY PAINTED RUG
TINY SIDEKICK – WEST ELM INSPIRED GRAPHIC BASKET
MAKING HOME BASE- SHELF DIY WEST ELM KNOCK OFF
And just in case you missed ANY of our West Elm Knock Off Series projects – you can view all of them here