I love the look and usefulness of wall shelves! Like these shelves from Ballard Designs…
But for all the things I love about wall shelves, there is one thing that I absolutely HATE about them….hanging them on the wall!!
I have spent many frustrating hours trying to accomplish this task. And it never fails. I will measure every angle at least three times. And then when I go to actually hang the shelf on the nails, I am always off by less than 1/2 inch. Just enough to have to remove the nail and start all over again. And then I just repeat this process for the next half hour. Fun, right?! Wait…what’s the opposite of fun? Oh yea, THIS!!!
Well, if you are anything like me…you are going to love this shelf hanging tutorial!! I discovered a trick that will get those shelves installed in 5 minutes (maybe less, if you are really talented) and perfect the first time! That’s right, THE FIRST TIME!! Interested? I thought so.
The only tools you need for this magic to happen is:
-a yard stick
-and your shelf, of course!
First, use your yard stick to line up with the holes on the back of the shelf.
Like I said, love the wall shelf! Did you notice the art on the shelf? I will be sharing the behind-the-scenes on that little project in the future.
So that’s it…the 5 minutes and you are done tutorial. Ok, I didn’t actually time it. but I think it’s close!
Oh, and forgive me. I think I said the word shelf about 100 times! 🙂