It’s been a while since we brought you one Recycle and Decorate idea as original, practical and useful as the one we bring you today. As you can see, the title makes it quite clear what the idea of use recycled elements for decoration of the house. So let’s go straight to see how you can make a shelf out of old gutters.
The first has obviously been rescue recycled gutters in good condition to carry out the project. If the gutters are not in very good condition, can be painted, but depending on the material with which they are made, they will have to be painted with one paint or another. If you decide to do it and you have any questions about the type of paint needed to paint the gutters, you just have to ask by leaving a comment and we will answer you right away.
Once we have the gutters ready, we cut them to the size that seems appropriate, each one will have their preferences.
Now with the help of a level we proceed to make a straight line on the wall and mark it with masking tape, so that later on it we can place the gutters properly straight.
For fasten them on the wall, we use some dowels with their appropriate screws. We will also obviously need a drill. Once the screws are in place, to hide them, you can also paint them the same color as the gutters.
Well, that’s it, now it’s time to enjoy your new shelf, as modern and original as any expensive designer shelf.
Obviously, depending on the type of gutter, we can store some things or others, the wider the better.
So do you dare to make a shelf with recycled gutters? As you can see, the result is quite good.
Photos and project: Sunshineontheinside.