DIY Leather Hanging Shelf

Date
Mar, 30, 2016

When you’re pregnant, all you want is an easy DIY. Ok if I’m being honest, I want all my DIYs to be easy. But when I was lugging around a watermelon belly I especially wanted to make things that didn’t require a lot of work. Enter this DIY Leather Hanging Shelf.

DIY LEATHER HANGING SHELF

Diy Leather hanging shelf

It all started with my office makeover. I had a bunch of pieces of art that I was hanging up to make a fun little gallery wall. But it felt super flat and needed some dimension. I started thinking about shelves and really liked a lot of the wooden triangle ones. But that requires angles. And math. And things my pregnant brain didn’t want to think about at the time. So I came up with this much simpler solution.

hanging shelf supplies


SUPPLIES

Piece of wood
White Paint
Leather or Suede rope/cording
Drill


STEP 1: CUT YOUR WOOD OR USE PRE-CUT WOOD


I already had the perfect pieces of scrap wood to use and just needed to cut them down to size. My shelves are about 1 foot long but you can make them whatever length you want. You can also head to Home Depot or Lowes and have them cut some wood for you.

 

STEP 2: DRILL TWO HOLES IN EITHER END OF YOUR WOOD


You can make your holes any size you want. I used a spade bit, but if your leather is thinner, you can use a regular sized drill bit.

Drill hole for your leather straps

STEP 3: PAINT YOUR WOOD WHITE


You could totally skip this step if you wanted a more raw look, but white went better with my space.

 

STEP 4: ATTACH YOUR LEATHER


Figure out how low you want your shelf to hang then loop your leather through one hole and tie 1 or 2 knots until it’s secure. Loop it through the other hole and do the same.

leather shelf straps

And done. Easy right? I could make so many more of these and hang them all around our house. I’d like to try and make some bigger ones that could fit more than just a little succulent too.

diy white hanging shelf

DIY White hanging shelf

white and leather hanging shelf

These would be perfect for any room in your house, don’t ya think. Where would you hang them?

DIY White and Leather Hanging Shelf

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25 Comments

  1. Reply

    Inspirahogar

    March 21, 2017

    Great job! I love these shelves <3

  2. Reply

    Dyan

    January 13, 2017

    Very clever! I love the look and how easy it is to make. Thanks.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      January 13, 2017

      Thank you Dyan! So glad you like it!

  3. Reply

    yamini

    April 1, 2016

    Really cute! Will bookmark this for later. 🙂

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 7, 2016

      Thank you!!

  4. Reply

    Emily @ Table & hearth

    April 1, 2016

    Wow! So easy and so cute!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 7, 2016

      Thanks Em! <3

  5. Reply

    LEigh Anne

    March 31, 2016

    I love these shelves Bre!! Perfect!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 7, 2016

      Thanks girl!

  6. Reply

    Isoscella

    March 31, 2016

    Love minimal decor like this! It looks great.

    ISOSCELLA | Isoscella.blogspot.co.uk

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      March 31, 2016

      thank you so much!

  7. Reply

    Marie, The interior Frugalista

    March 31, 2016

    LOVE! Easy but loads of impact. I like the juxtaposition of the fresh white shelf with the dark leather straps.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      March 31, 2016

      Thanks Marie! I want to make so many more!

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