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2019 is already shaping up to be the year of organizing DIYS over here! With that being said, I thought it was about time to organize my glasses collection because I have a bad habit of laying them all around the house… which leads me to spending time everyday trying to remember where I last had them. Really, it’s a problem. The open shelving of this DIY Rainbow Circle Shelf not only helps me see all my glasses at once, but it’s a great reminder to not just set them down as I please. With a few screws and a bit of paint, you can have your own storage solution too!
What You’ll Need
– 18” x 18” x 1” wood round
– 1-3/16” screw eyes (two)
– ¾” x ½” Corner braces (8) with screws
– 15” board, 2.5” deep (2)
– 17.5” board, 2.5” deep (2)
– Wood glue + clamps
– Paint + paint brush
– Tape + pencil
– Drill + screwdriver
– Level + ruler
– Rope for hanging
I had the boards cut to size at the hardware store which is a great solution if you don’t have an electric saw. A miter box should also be able to do the trick!
How to Make a Rainbow Circle Shelf
Start by marking where you want to hang your shelves. The top of my first shelf is 4” down from the top of the wood round and then the shelves are about 3” apart (from top to top). The trick to this project is to make sure you get your lines even and level, so don’t rush! Take the time to check and double check to make sure everything is on track.
Once you mark your holes on both sides of the round, drill your holes. Place corner brackets over each hole and screw into place. To secure the shelves into place, apply a thin layer of wood glue on the back (the thin part that comes in touch with the wood round), place resting on the corner brace, and clamp into place. Let dry for 30-40 minutes.
When dry, remove the clamps and paint! I painted mine in rainbow fashion, but feel free to use any color scheme that fits your home. You can even keep it simple and paint all one color– whatever is going to make you happy!
All that’s left to do when dry is hang and add your glasses. It should hold 10 pairs, but you can always find a larger wood round if your collection is larger. If you’re looking to expand your collection, check out the new arrivals at Zenni! They’re totally affordable and absolutely adorable. Case in point– the glasses on my shelf are all from Zenni!