DIY | easy leather strap shelf10.04.2015
for me shelves are like cushions and haribo (you can never have too many) styling them with books and trinkets is one of my favourite geeky pastimes so the more I have the happier I am.
I should admit this DIY was a bit of a happy accident- I actually purchased the leather for anther project and when it arrived I realised it would be a perfect 'shelf sling' so I had to try it out.
you may remember my DIY rope shelf? well it was hanging here previously so I already had two large wall hooks in place. it only took a few minutes to hang the leather and pop the shelf into place.
read on and I'll show you how to make it from scratch..
length of wood (mine was 120cm)
take the leather and punch a hole at each end of the strap, check the hole is big enough to slip over the hook size you are using.
my hooks were already in place but to fit yours just drill two deep holes into your wall, pop in a wall plug and twist in your hooks.
take the two leather straps and slide the holes over the hooks to hang them.
once the two leather straps are hung take your piece of wood and slide it through them. (did I mention this project was easy?)
the leather is very sturdy so takes a lot of weight, just add on your favourite plants, books and trinkets to finish.
I'm dead pleased with how it's turned out. the scandi feel of the raw leather and unfinished wood is exactly what I was aiming for.. plus it's a total breeze to make.. winner!
what do you think- would you be tempted to try this?