We’ve come to love two things: smart storage and our projects for Continental Window Fashions. So, it makes complete sense that this lovely little hanging shelf was destined for creation! Luckily curtain hardware can hold quite a bit of weight, which means that this hanging shelf is sturdy and the perfect storage solution for small spaces.
Here’s how to create cute storage with unwanted belts and a curtain rod.
You will need:
- 6 belts
- 2 pieces of 16mm pine plywood, cut to 200mm x 1m and 240mm x 1m
- Paint in the colour of your choice
- 1m curtain rod
- 2 x curtain brackets
- 2 x end caps
You will also need:
- 100 grit sandpaper
- Jigsaw or figure saw
Using the template above, measure the slots for the belts to slide through. The top shelf requires a longer 100mm (4”) slot for two belts and the bottom shelf a 50mm (2”) slot for one belt.
Drill holes into the slots until you have a space big enough to insert the jigsaw blade or figure saw. Then carefully cut the slots.
Use a small sponge roller to paint the edges of the shelves in the colour of your choice. Let dry.
Lightly sand the shelves and wipe with a clean cloth to remove any dust.
Install the curtain brackets on the wall and hang the rod and end caps. Thread the belts through the slots and hang over the rod.
Now the hard work is done! All you need to do is decorate your beautiful shelving with your favourite items. This compact hanging shelf is ideal for small spaces. Specifically, those where you need a smart storage solution like in a home office or the kids’ playroom. Maybe, a playroom is above all the best place for your new shelf to keep little hands out of mischief.😉👍