If you’re like me, you have little items that you just don’t know what to do with. I’m talking about souvenirs, trinkets, ticket stubs, and those other little bits of nostalgia that are so hard to let go of. I decided to assemble some of my ephemera into little DIY wall storage vignettes that will double as wall art. By decorating some unfinished wood shelves from Darice and adding a pop of color on the inside with paint and paper I was able to create color wall organization.
- Darice Wood Cube Frame Set
- Americana Multisurface Paint – School Bus, Apple Green, Sky Blue, and Snow White
- DCWV Textured Brights Cardstock Stack – (or coordinating Darice cardstock)
- Mod Podge
- Painter’s Tape
Step 1. Paint the sides and front of each of the cubes with Americana’s Snow White paint. Let one application dry completely before applying the next. I used three applications to achieve a bright white finish.
Step 3. To begin your DIY wall storage project, paint the entire inside of each cube with one color. I painted one cube blue, one yellow, and one green to match each of the colored card stock pieces I had chosen. Once the paint has dried, carefully remove the painter’s tape.
Step 4. Trace the wood shelf onto the corresponding colored piece of card stock. Cut out the card stock. Paint the back edge of the shelf with Mod Podge, and attach the paper to the back of the shelf. Let it dry.
I love how well the paints match the paper colors! The pop of color inside next to white outside of the cube shelf gives it a fun, modern, geometric vibe. It would be fun to paint several of these and arrange them to create a fun focal point for a large wall. Have fun crafting and creating these easy DIY wall storage shelves!
For extra storage options, consider creating these painted wooden keepsake boxes to match your DIY wall storage shelves.
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Morena from MorenasCorner.com is the kind of girl who would rather have paint on her fingers than get a manicure. Morena’s passion is using thrifted and inexpensive finds to craft designer inspired creations, and she enjoys creating colorful, bold pieces of home decor. The Italian-American daughter of two DIYers, she and her husband strive to pass the tradition and value of handmade to their four children.