Beach Vibe Wall Shelves

I just finished two twine covered shelves for the dining room.  The twin cabinets on each side of the window needed something above them to fill the empty space.  (Shh, I know they're kinda short).  
I have a "small" collection of white ceramics...just things I've collected at thrift stores and received as gifts...and I love being able to display them.

I took two of these Plain Jane wall shelves in a cherry finish.
Nothing wrong with them...just a bit boring...

I grabbed a roll of twine and my trusty little glue gun and went to work on them.

I wrapped the twine horizontally all the way up the front and sides of the shelf and then continued to cover the top as well.  
I put a line of hot glue down then pressed the twine into the glue, keeping it as straight as possible.  When I got to the end of a row, I would simply turn the twine around and go back in the opposite direction.  Really simple.  I did this row after row until the surface was covered.  

It has a bit of a beachy vibe.

Here"s how the tops looked after adding the twine.  Cute, huh?

Then we hung them above the cabinets in the dining room.

(Actually, I tried to hang them and Scott came and finished for me.  He really saved the day because I was totally annihilating our freshly painted walls.  :)

I love them!!!  
I can't wait to play around with different arrangements up there.  For now I just threw my fish dishes up there because they went with the beachy vibe.   :)


  1. I love how they turned out! I may have to try this. I think your "short" shelves are perfect!

  2. love the look and texture of jute in your decor

  3. what a great idea! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

  4. You are brilliant and not only that, but you really wrapped them well. I think if I did it it would look like a first grader did it. But maybe if I took my time. This is such a great fix for those generic shelves.

  5. Love em! They turned out great! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.


  6. I love using jute twine for projects. What a great idea. Love the beachy vibe with the light, airy wall color too.

  7. They turned out great! I love your collection. Love the feel you have going on in there.

  8. That looks great! So beachy! I hope you can stop by my party to link this up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  9. LOVE these shelves. Thanks for posting this project! I saw it over at Embracing Change. :)


  10. I love this idea! I have yet to wrap anything with twine/jute... but I really do like the look.

  11. Sherry, I don't know how I missed this earlier, but I did! These are so cool! What a great idea.....now you have me eyeballing my shelves!! Nice project!

  12. Hi Sherry, Your dining room is lovely and I adore the cute shelves. Great idea! Thanks for sharing this project at the Open House party and I am now a follower.

  13. Your little shelves are so cute. I love the fish plate.

  14. How cute.. those are just adorable....

    Thank you for linking up to the ALL STARS BLOCK PARTY!!!


  15. Love your dining room! The wall color is beautiful and I love your little twine shelves. So clever!

  16. Love your entire room - but those fish plates are adorable!! Here's to hitting the beach - if only in our homes!

  17. I love these! They turned out perfect, and your white accessories are so cute and beachy. Perfect for summer!

  18. Texture! Texture! Texture! A beachy vibe indeed, so subtle and effortless! PS: love the fun dishes! Thank you for leaving a sweet comment on my beachy living room :)

  19. Those are so cute! What a great idea!


  20. How cute! Love the texture the twine adds.

  21. Congratulations! I'm featuring your shelves that were linked up to our All Star Block Party last week. You can read about it here:

    Shasta @InTheOldRoad
    All Star Block Party

  22. Adorable - thanks for linking these cuties up!
    STacey of Embracing Change

  23. What a great idea, Sherry! I love how they turned out - rustic, nautical, and upbeat. ;)

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Hope to see you again this week.

    Happy 4th!
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

  24. This is so great! I'm pinning this to make for my bonus room, it'll be perfect. I love your fish plates, by the way. Those are awesome!

  25. Love the fish platters so cute! Great lil redo.