My living space isn’t that big. And so last week I came up with the idea to make a shelf to dump all the books and other stuff that has been slowly and sneakily taking over my desk and other parts of my room. I don’t know why I haven’t thought of this before. As the shelf was going to be quite high, I decided to hang jars at the bottom by using an idea I once saw somewhere on the Internet.
If you want to try this yourself, you need to first hang a regular bookshelf, like you normally would. If you are not sure how to, find a dad/brother/boyfriend/husband/roommate/friend to help you. If it wasn’t for my boyfriend I am positive that the whole thing had already fallen on my head (thank you!!).
For the jar part: Find screws that are shorter than the thickness of your shelf (otherwise they will pop out on the top surface). Then drill two holes in each lid, slightly bigger than the diameter of the screw, but small enough so the head doesn’t fit through it. Measure and mark where you want the jars to hang. Drill small holes on the places where the screws will go so the wood won’t split (as thick as the core of the screw; you will still need to twist the screw to get them in). Then screw the lids to the bottom of the shelf. You can now twist the jars on them. You can also add some hooks to hang cups and other things like I did.
I am so happy with the way it turned out! And most importantly, the rest of my space is a lot tidier this way. Have you ever hung a book shelf yourself before?