ispydiy.com/blog · Jun 20, 2014

MY DIY | Studio Supply Shelves

Sorry to be MIA this week! It has been a busy one. We had our opening party for I SPY DIY Studio, so were busy painting the floor and walls, adding some greenery to the space, and finishing adding finish touches on the shelves before guests arrived. I was excited to get a little feedback on the space, and was beyond happy to hear so many compliments on the DIY shelving unit on one of the walls. When I first got the space, I had a vision of a big shelving unit surrounding a pegboard with a huge table in front for crafting and teaching DIY classes. And I would finally have room to store all my DIY supplies and tools! I was super stoked to partner with 3MDIY to make my idea come to fruition.

I enlisted my Dad to help me with mounting the pegboard, and guidance for making sure my shelves would not come crashing down. I knew I wanted everything white so the shelves would blend into the background. I used white L brackets and stained unfinished wood with white wash, which kept the cost down (the whole wall unit was less then $200). I initially wanted to build a huge table from scratch, but spotted two solid wood doors and the thift store for $15 each, so snatch them up. I gave the doors the white wash treatment, placed on Ikea legs and had my big tables for less then $100. My custom Flor rug and Plasti-dipped yellow tools tied everything together, giving me the perfect place for all my DIYing! Step and supplies for the shelving unit after the break…

What you need:
ScotchBlue ™ Painter’s Tape
3M™ SandBlaster™ Pro
3M™ Safety Products – Safety Glasses
3M™ Paint Sanding Valved Respirator
Miniwax® White Wash Wood Stain 5ft boards (min are 10” deep)
L Brackets Screws (and anchors if drilling into a hollow wall)
Paint brushes
Measuring tape

What to do:
Start by sanding your 5ft boards with 3M™ SandBlaster™ Pro. (Make sure to wear your 3M™ Paint Sanding Valved Respirator and
3M™ Safety Glasses)
Next paint each with Miniwax® White Wash Wood Stain. Do multiple coats until the desired color is achieved. Finish with a Polyurethane coat.
While your boards are drying, measure out the unit on the wall, marking each shelf and location of brackets (this took some brain power, math skills and a few miss-drilled holes) Make sure to use a level to avoid crooked shelves!
Next, drill holes for the hollow wall archers, then insert each anchor before screwing the brackets into the wall.
Once brackets are up place your shelves on them.
Secure shelves by drilling a short screw through the bracket into the bottom of each board.
Using the ScotchBlue ™ Painter’s Tape, I gave my boards a little pop of color tomatch my DIY Sawhorse Desk. Prop with your boxes of supplies, plants and DIY creations. Done!

I am proud to be a 3M- sponsored blogger, and, as part of my responsibilities, I get the opportunity to evaluate new products from 3M DIY. Opinions are my own and additional product used in the project were selected by me.

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