Eye Catching Wall Solution
Updated: Aug 2, 2018
Recently Coral invited a friend to help with some DIY projects. Below are the instructions and materials list for this simple but eye catching bright metallic wall shelf. It's a perfect weekend project to fill out any empty walls and create a modern look within your home!
Two 14” metal hoops
Three 5.5” metal rods
Two 14” metal rods
14” x 5.5” wood slate
Adhesive metal epoxy
First, take one 14" metal hoop and mark the middle points using a sharpie. Do this mark on both sides and create one mark on the top. Take your second 14" hoop, line it up with your marked hoop, and create matching marks.
Put on protective gloves for this part! Take your epoxy and begin to work a small bit in your hands. You'll know the epoxy is activated when it begins to feel warm. Take one 14" rod and attach to your metal hoop at the marks you indicated in the middle with the epoxy. It feels like working with putty but this will become hard as rock. Let it sit and dry for 10 minutes.
Repeat this process for the other hoop.
Once your epoxy has properly hardened (you'll know because it changes color to a light grey), attach your small 5.5" rods and attack the two hoops together.
While the epoxy is setting and still malleable, set your 14" by 5.5" board inside. This will ensure your board stays put and sets inside your shelf.
Once the epoxy has hardened, we also like to take a little extra precaution, so we secured the shelf even more using a super glue.
You now have a shelf! If you like the way the shelf looks, leave it as is! We took our shelf to the next level, spray painting it a beautiful mint color.
As a final touch, we tied twine around the hardened epoxy to give it a little touch of whimsy! These last two steps are completely optional!
Have fun and make this shelf your own and be thrilled knowing you built this yourself and you saved a buck!
Let us know in the comments if you have any questions or suggestions! Be sure to send a photo of your completed project so we can feature it on our channels!