If you live for small apartment ideas then you’ll love this next tutorial: hexagon shelves! Make the most out of that naked wall by installing a couple of shelves you made from scratch.
Hexagon shelves are a dime a dozen but you can add your unique personality into these functional decors by choosing the design, color, and size, etc. The best thing about small apartment ideas like this? You can complete the shelves with minimal tools. Instead of cutting the wood on your own, have it cut at your local hardware store. Making your own shelves is also cheaper!
Small Apartment Ideas: DIY Hexagon Shelves
Are you ready to dress up your walls with a pretty hexagon shelf? Time to bust out the tools!
You will need:
1-inch x 4-inch or 6-inch x 6-foot wood
Miter saw (if you’d like to cut the wood yourself)
Wood varnish in natural finish
Acrylic paint (your choice of color)
Step 1: Cut the Wood
(Unless the wood comes pre-cut from the hardware store, you can skip this step) With your miter saw, start cutting the wood at 30 degrees angle, making sure both ends are cut at an inward angle
Step 2: Assembling with Wood Glue
Get your wood glue and apply an ample amount on the ends of the cut wood. Attach the pieces together to form a hexagon shape. Wipe the excess wood glue and leave the shelves to dry for at least an hour. To reinforce the shelves, staple each joint from the back. Leave the shelves to dry for another 24 hours after stapling.
Step 3: Sand the Shelves, Apply Varnish
Once the wood glue is dry, sand the shelves particularly the corners. After sanding the shelves, you can start painting the exterior with varnish. Then, customize the interior of the shelves with acrylic paint. I like using a sponge brush or lint-free rag because there’s less mess. Plus, I prefer the rustic finish.
In the StyleCaster tutorial, the shelves were painted yellow. When you’re done painting, leave the shelves to dry for 24 hours.
Step 4: Hang the Shelves!
Now you’re ready to hang your handiwork anywhere in the home! There are two ways to do this. One, you can hammer nails into the wall and hang the shelves or two; use a bracket to set the shelves. Whichever way you choose to install the shelves, there’s no denying that these hexagon shelves look more expensive than they really are!
Did you enjoy making your own hexagon shelves? Hop on to the comment section and tell us what small apartment ideas you’d like to see next!