Make & Hang DIY Faux Floating Shelves

faux floating shelves

Floating shelves are one of the best ways to add style to your walls while giving you a great place to display photos, candles or just about any medium size items you want to show off.  If you’ve priced floating shelves or ledges on Crate & Barrel or Restoration Hardware, you know that a single shelf can cost over $200.  These DIY Faux floating shelves will look amazing and cost you under $50 for the entire project.  Take a look at the supplies you’ll need below.

1. Large Sanding Tool and sand paper

2. Wood Stain (Minwax Wood Finish– Special Walnut)

3. 2 4″ Corner Braces for each shelf (I used 4 altogether)

4. Dry wall anchors (similar to these)

5. 3/4″ Wood Screws

6. 2x10x10 piece of wood cut to your desired length (I had Home Depot cut it into 3 30″ shelves– I have some wood left over)

7. Black spray paint (not pictured)

8. Laser Level (you can also use a regular level)

Sanding is super important as it smooths and opens the surface of the wood and reduces streaking of the stain. I do not have a sanding machine so I used a manual sander by 3M. Sand all of the corners and edges at an angle to give them a rounded, worn look. Wipe all of the excess sanded wood off with a cloth or an old t-shirt.  Continue reading at for full instructions. 

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