We LOVE  the floating shelves look. We wanted the shelves to run the length of the base cabinet unit. I was very specific about color, size and also wanting some imperfections that natural wood panels have.  The grain pattern and the over all look of the floating shelves I was looking for was not available out there, so Clyde and I ventured out and we did them ourselves.  We headed out to Home Depot and found wood panels that were  2″ x 10″ x 16″ long.  I choose the right color, texture & over all aesthetic.

1. Cut the Wood Panel.

Not having the right tools can definitely deter you from doing a project, but don’t let it stop you this time. Home Depot was great at cutting my long board into three 60 in. long boards, so that took a lot of the hard work off my hands. The cuts were made professionally and perfectly straight. So make sure to know the measurements of your space before you head out; and get your boards cut into the right size.

2. Sand it down.

The next step we took was to buy our base cabinet. We went with one unit that met all of the storage needs that we were looking for. Drawers and drawers and clean lines. After measuring your space choose the base cabinets of your choice. I have linked the ones that I have used, this is an affiliate link, which will allow me to earn a commission at no additional cost to you. Click the image to purchase.

3. Build or Buy Shelves.

The floating shelves are our DIY project of the year, that is for sure.  I wanted natural, beautiful floating shelves, but I didn’t want to break the budget with this project. The length of the shelves that I wanted (60 in. long) made for higher cost per shelf. So we knew we needed to get crafty with this one. Check out this awesome How we made our Floating Shelves on a budget post for all the details on how to make floating shelves like ours. But in the meantime, let me give you a little peek at what we did.   Click to purchase the Edge Supply Maple 2″ X 50′ Roll, Wood Veneer Edge Banding Pre-glued

4.  shelf rail/hardware.

Finally, the glam. I added glam in the details. By bringing in this polished brass shelf rail I was able to add a touch of glam to the natural wood shelves. I was also able to also bring in some glam in the hardware too. I played by mixing in some finished and I am totally loving what I picked out. The Polished Brass shelf rail I purchased in pieces: I purchased the following of each shelf: 1 Gallery Rail Center Post,  2 Gallery Rail End Posts   and  Gallery Rail – 6mm x 36″L – Solid Polished Brass   ( click the links for affiliate links).

We hope you loved this project and that you will want to add a home bar to your home.

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We hope these tips help you achieve pockets of peace and glam in your space. Please comment below and let us know which of these tips helped you the most.

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