Paper Mache Wall Shelves
Submitted by Tani Hughes
Estimated cost of this project: $0.00 – $3.00 (if you count glue and varnish)
Because we recently moved from a 3,000sq ft house with a studio out back to a 1,600sq ft house without so much as a carport! I just cant stand to have any space put to waste. So I filled a need again with just stuff laying around like the boxes from our move…
A two cubby storage unit above my hot water heater in the laundry room that uses the same technique as the drawer only there are 2 layers of cardboard with the corrugations running parallel to add strength. Also there are 2-3 layers of newsprint under the decorative tissue paper here and there is no varnish or topcoat. It is remarkably strong and sturdy, mounted to the wall through the back in about 8 places, I used drywall screws through quarter sized metal washers so that the screws wouldnâ€™t rip out.