ISSUE 17  |  The Artful Life

DIY: Easy Leather Strap Wall Shelves

April 26, 2012 7:30 PM

BY Izabella Simmons

A simple DIY to add useful space (and a Western note) to your interior.

Spotted on the Norwegian blog Brigg: A wall-mounted magazine rack or newspaper holder made from two doweled bathroom shelves. Just tie an adjustable leather strap or old belt between the dowels, creating a vertical barrier to keep lightweight reading material in check.

Above: The idea carried out with two matching belts.

Above: Space your shelves at the desired distance (hanging one upside down) and you're nearly done.

Above: For a similar look, the Western Braided Rawhide Belt with brass buckles and clips is $30 at Steed Fine Hoarding and Tack.