DIY Faux Floating Wood Shelves & Cariloha Giveaway!
  

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

DIY Faux Floating Wood Shelves & Cariloha Giveaway!

Our new rental townhouse came with a linen closet inside of the upstairs bathroom. I was very happy about this because our townhouse in Utah didn't have any closets (other than the bedroom closets). However, this closet had white wire mesh shelves and I wasn't too crazy about them. I didn't love the look and I didn't really like that they have holes in them. It just so happened that a budget organizing YouTuber I watch called DoItOnADime published a video on her channel shortly before we moved in, about a hack to make wire shelves look like floating wood shelves! I loved the idea and with just a few dollar store supplies, I thought it was worth a try!

Fake Floating Shelves and Soft Bamboo Towels Giveaway


I was really happy with the result! If you'd like to try this project yourself, here's what you'll need:



Supplies


1 roll of faux wood drawer liner per shelf
1 sheet of foam board or foamcore per shelf
packing tape
an X-acto knife
a measuring tape

I started by just buying one roll of drawer liner & one foam board to try it on one shelf to make sure I liked it (I did!) and then I bought the rest of my supplies to finish it off. It cost me $2 per shelf to finish the project and I was quite satisfied with the way they turned out! I would love to have the "real thing" someday when we buy a home, but for now, this will work!

Small Budget Linen Closet Makeover


Step-By-Step Instructions


1. Start out by measuring your shelf & the front piece that hangs down in front of the shelf.

2. Cut the foam board into two pieces (one for the shelf top and one for the front that hangs down).

3. Cut the drawer liner to about the size of your pieces (plus extra to wrap around the back) using an X-acto knife & a straight edge (I used another piece of foam core as a guide).

4. Carefully cover your drawer pieces with the wood liner, then hold the front piece in place & tape it on the back with packing tape so that it will hang down in front of the shelf when you place it on your shelf.

5. When you're finished, you just place the shelf "cover" on top of your metal shelf & you're done!

I was able to measure mine so that they fit snugly in place and won't slide around which works great!

You can watch the video if you'd like to see how to do this, step-by-step.

Cariloha Blush and Onyx Towels

Our new towels look so nice in our freshened-up linen closet! We got a new set of bath towels from Cariloha (we needed them very badly!) and it's lovely to have matching towels & a system!

Disclosure: I received towels from Cariloha to try out and to share with you in whatever way I chose. The giveaway prize is sponsored by Cariloha. 

Our New Bath Towel System


We bought 2 grey "bath sheets" for Ken (bath sheets are extra large), 2 blush bath sheets for me, 2 grey bath towels (regular size) for Talia, and 2 blush bath towels for Katrina.  This way we always know which towels belong to which person. We also have just enough towels for everyone- one in use, and one either in the closet or in the wash.

Our new bathroom just has one small bath towel rod, so each person has a hook on the back of their bedroom door where their "in-use" towel stays until they're ready to shower when they bring it into the bathroom & hang it on the rod. This way our bathroom stays uncluttered too!

I had to take the photos of the closet in the lighting of our bathroom which has no natural light, but I wanted to show you how gorgeous these new towels from Cariloha are, in some natural light, so I took this photo:

Super Soft Bamboo Bath Towels

These are two of their new colours: blush and onyx. They're bamboo towels and are ridiculously soft! I feel like I'm at a spa whenever I shower now! :)

Giveaway


Now that we've tried the towels out for a while & we know how much we love their softness, we've teamed up with Cariloha to offer a giveaway for $50 to spend in their online store! (They sell bamboo towels, bedding, & clothing to name a few)  All you have to do to enter is head over to my Instagram (@raisingmemories) and tap on the photo of the towels you see below, double tap to like the photo and leave a comment on the post. I'm excited for one of you to get to try these out!

Cariloha Bamboo Towels Giveaway


Disclosure: I received towels from Cariloha to try out and to share with you in whatever way I chose. The giveaway prize is sponsored by Cariloha. 


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23 comments:

  1. These towels look so luxurious! I like the earth tones you chose.

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    1. They are! I love the larger sized ones, too! & thank you- we had some more colourful ones for years before & I wanted to try something different. :)

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  2. What an improvement! I love the look. Those wire racks are awful. I love your bamboo bath sheets. I'll have to check those out.

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  3. I have sets and a throw from Cariloha and they are so soft

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    1. Yes, I'm impressed by how much softer they are than our previous ones!

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  4. Toni | Boulder LocavoreJune 19, 2019 at 7:29 PM

    This is a great idea! Such a gorgeous addtion to our closet!

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  5. wow! What an awesome idea! Seems so easy with your instructions!

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  6. The shelves look fabulous! I had no idea they were faux! And new towels are the best

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    1. Yay! I'm glad you couldn't tell they were faux at first! :)

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  7. Wow your bathroom shelves are gorgeous! I’ve been on the lookout for some new towels so I’ll check these out. Never heard of their company before.

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  8. I am a huge fan of floating shelves. In fact, I have been asking my husband for some for the kitchen for my mugs. I love how yours turned out!

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    1. Thank you! Good luck with getting some to happen in your kitchen!! :)

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  9. Love what you did! It gives the project such a nice finish! I am going to be trying to do it in one of our small closets.

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  10. These floating shelves would solve a lot of problems in my home!

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  11. I absolutely LOVE your floating wood shelves! I need to implement this approach in my home, too!

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  12. Oh this looks incredible!! I want to try this in my closet now!!

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  13. This is a great post! I love to decorate my house and this will make the list.

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  14. This is a creative and innovative way of organizing. You made is so simple to do with your instructions. I am such a fan of DIYs like this.

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~Heather Lynne

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