Cheap DIY home decor idea – Cardboard wall shelf with ornamented frame

This DIY home decor idea is made of sturdy cardboard and combinates the functionality of a wall shelf and the beauty of an ornamented painting frame. Plus it’s interesting and inexpensive.

DIY home decor idea – Wall shelf with a painting look

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1. The shelving unit is made of cardboard but find a suitable box of the same size to make it double. Then cut out the shelf and stick it inside the frame. Glue the two parts together and clamp with clothespins.

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2. When the glue has dried, dress it completely with napkins. Because the folds are not smoothed, as a result the shelf has received additional strength and an original design.

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3. After that whe have to paint the whole structure. We choose an art acrylic paint in a dark brown color and mixed it with white paint. The result was a beige-pink color. Paint inside the shelf with a rich color, and for the exterior parts – the same color, but more diluted with white paint.

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4. The outside frame is made of styrofoam crown molding that you can find at your local hardware store. Make a small notch on the back side with a knife like so that you can stick them under an angle to imitate the “painting” look. In general, the idea is that the shelf looks like a picture, but functions usefully as a shelf.

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5. Cut the crown molding in the desired size along the length of the shelf walls. Glue them on on the frame, clamp with clothespin and wait a full day to dry. And, voila, our shelf is ready.

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As an addition to the shelf tell you can I made ​​that light green vase, which can stand proudly  on our newly made product. You can make it out of magazine tubes glued to some round form (f.ex. from a Pringles chips can). How to do this, see step by step photos, and good luck!

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