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DIY best of: shelving projects!

by Kate Pruitt

Few homes are blessed with built-in shelving, so storage is often something we have to figure out for ourselves. Luckily there are endless variations of shelf designs out there, and while shelving is a very utilitarian item, it can also make a great decor element. I’ve rounded up some of our best DIY shelves that pull double-duty as storage and display. Whether you want to store a huge collection or just a small gathering of objects, I hope there’s a shelf project here to suit your style and needs. Enjoy! — Kate

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Image above: Derek and Lauren’s wine crate display cases provide versatile shelving for storage and display.

CLICK HERE to see more DIY shelving projects after the jump!

Image above: Rachel’s floating rustic log shelves

Image above: If you come across old pallets on a regular basis, you could try making your own version of  Claire’s lovely and inexpensive pallet shelf configuration.

Image above: A rustic leaning wall shelf can be a beautiful display for books, small trinkets and flowers.

Image above: Derek and Lauren’s simple modern tea shelf houses everything you need for tea time.

Image above: Susannah’s atlas-inspired shelves

Image above: Cheap, easy and so clever: Derek and Lauren’s catch-all shelf made from a magazine holder!

Image above: Amy’s vintage crate shelves add rustic charm to your kitchen storage.

Image above: If your modular shelving is looking a little dull, use Haylie’s decorative shelf edging to jazz it up.

Image above: Simple and lovely framed display box

Image above: Driftwood display shelf

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