Hey guys, happy Monday. I thought it might be a good time to share a quick tutorial on how to make shelves without putting holes in your wall. As you can see from the picture above, I have a lot of shelves in my room. You may have wondered how I keep them up without putting lots of holes in the walls and possibly making my landlord angry. Well, today is your lucky day because I’m about to reveal my secret. But first, let’s talk about why this is an issue for me at all…
One of the most frequently asked questions I get is how I keep my shelves up without making a lot of holes in the wall.
One of the most frequently asked questions I get is how I keep my shelves up without making a lot of holes in the wall. Here are some solutions that you can use:
- Command strips
- Hammer or screwdriver (or hammer and nail)
The truth is, I don’t just have shelves in my house.
The truth is, I don’t just have shelves in my house. I have a lot of shelves. They’re all white, they’re all in my room, and they’re all done with command strips.
I didn’t want to put holes in the walls because I wanted to keep them clean looking (and because I’m lazy). So that’s what we did
I have like 200 shelves.
I have a lot of shelves. Like, I mean a lot. Like, I have a shelf wall in my room and it’s like 200 shelves all up.
I know that sounds pretty ridiculous but I’m not kidding about the whole “shelf wall” thing either. It’s actually pretty cool and fun because you can get creative with it and make it look really cool if you’re into that kind of thing (I am).
All along one wall of my room.
To make a shelf, you need to determine:
- How many shelves you have in the room and what size they are. This can be one long shelf, or several smaller ones.
- Where you plan to place them. Ideally, this is on a wall with minimal items already hanging on it (i.e., no heavy mirrors or paintings).
- What material you want your shelves made out of. Options include wood, metal or plastic sheets (like acrylic) that are cut into pieces and glued together. You could also opt for store-bought shelving units that require minimal assembly time but might cost more than making them yourself at home
And they’re all done with Command Strips
To get started, you’ll need a Command Strip. The regular-sized ones are about $6 for a pack of four in most stores and you can find them online here. These are super easy to use and they look cool, but they aren’t reusable like other products that you might see out there on the market (such as Command Strips). However, if you have another set already in your home it wouldn’t hurt to try those first before spending money on more hardware
After you have your hooks installed and your shelves ready, place one hook onto each end of the shelf. The hooks will stick right into place without any fuss at all. You should feel confident knowing that these things are seriously strong; they come off with ease once they’re ready for re-use elsewhere
Here’s a sneak peek of my ALL WHITE shelf wall. You can see the full version in THIS POST, but you’ll want to read this tutorial first to figure out how to make it without putting any holes in your wall
If you want to learn how to make shelves without putting any holes in your wall, then keep reading.
Whole walls of shelving can be a great way to add some visual interest and color to an otherwise bland room—but it can also be pretty expensive. And if you’re like me, the thought of drilling holes into your freshly painted walls is enough to make you consider just enjoying that white wall for its simplicity and cleanliness.
I decided that instead of buying new furniture or creating a whole new room layout (this was my first apartment), I would simply build my own shelf wall using some inexpensive materials from Ikea.
How To Make Shelves Without Putting Holes In The Wall
The best way to make shelves without putting holes in your wall is to use command strips. They’re a great alternative because they’re easy to install and won’t damage the paint or drywall on your walls. To use them, follow these steps:
- Use a level and mark where you want your shelf to go
- Drill pilot holes into the wall where you marked with a pencil (you can also use a pencil eraser instead of drilling)
- Insert the appropriate number of mounting clips into each hole, depending on how thick your shelf will be and whether it is going up against other surfaces (like cabinets). If it is not going against any other surfaces, then use six clips per anchor point; if it is going against other surfaces like cabinet doors then only use two clips per anchor point; if it’s going across multiple cabinets then use four clips per anchor point; if you need more help figuring out what type of shelf-mounting system works best for each situation please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This post shows readers how to make a lovely shelf wall using command strips
- Use a level to mark the wall and make sure it is level.
- Use a stud finder to find where the studs are on your wall, then use a drill to make holes for screws into those studs.
- Once you have done this, use command strips with adhesive backing and put them around the edges of each shelf piece that you have cut out from plywood or MDF (medium density fiberboard). The pieces should be about 3″ wide (wider than 2″ but not too much), and they need to fit snugly together so that they don’t fall apart easily when someone touches them from behind when walking past through rooms in your house or apartment building without knocking over anything else while doing so either accidentally or deliberately doing something else while walking past through rooms in your house or apartment building without knocking over anything else while doing so either accidentally or deliberately doing something else while walking past through rooms in your house or apartment building without knocking over anything else while doing so either accidentally or deliberately…
I hope you found this tutorial helpful and that it inspires you to make your own shelf wall! If you do make one, be sure to send me a photo on IG or Twitter so I can see how good it looks! And if you have any other questions about decorating or styling shelves, be sure to check out my Decor & Styling post archive for more tips and tricks. Good luck