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Salvage, Recreate, and decorate! :D
I got these 3 shadow boxes I believe that's what they're called but anyway I got them for a dollar! and they were in rough shape but I was able to make them look pretty again c:

Posted by mel M. from San Carlos, California, United States • Published See mel M.'s 17 projects »
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  • How to make a wall shelf. Box Shelves - Step 1
    Step 1

    Ok I found this and thought they would make some great shelves since I desperately needed them I laid them out and made a "design plan" meaning arranged them the way I want to put them on the wall.

  • How to make a wall shelf. Box Shelves - Step 2
    Step 2

    Next I measured out some fabric that would fit the boxes perfectly and cutting away extra fabric

  • How to make a wall shelf. Box Shelves - Step 3
    Step 3

    After the fabric was the same size as the boxes I used a hot glue gun and glues the fabric to the edges of the boxes all the way around

  • How to make a wall shelf. Box Shelves - Step 4
    Step 4

    Once I was done I noticed small strands of fabric sticking out and it annoyed me so I took some black electrical tape and taped down the loose strands.

  • How to make a wall shelf. Box Shelves - Step 5
    Step 5

    Once I was done I took the hanging piece off the picture frame and put it on the box. For me one picture frame had screws and other one had small nails but its still pretty easy if your handy with basic tools.

  • How to make a wall shelf. Box Shelves - Step 6
    Step 6

    Since I didn't smooth out the edges first I did it close to the end :b I sanded down the edges until it was smooth then I painted the whole box with the acrylic paint.

  • How to make a wall shelf. Box Shelves - Step 7
    Step 7

    Now it was time to put it on the wall :D I used a screw to hold it up on top and 2 more at the bottom to hold up the weight. so the 2 large boxes used 3 screws each and 1 for the small one. then I threw on my movies and decorations and it looks awesome on my wall c:

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