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Make a Scelf-i That Will Fit On Any Wall

One of the most frustrating things about living in a round house, or as we call it in South Africa a Rondavel, is well the round walls 😀 It’s almost impossible to find a shelf with curved edges, which means there’s always a gap between the wall and what ever shelf you put up. And the wider the shelf the bigger the gap. So we had to take matters into our own hands and make something that would fit anywhere. Drum roll please……………….. Introducing the Scelf-i.

Make a Scelf-i, the only shelf that fits on any wall and in any space. Full tutorial on the blog

The Scelf-i™

Don’t you love it!!!! And it’s so easy to make. All you need is a gum pole with a diameter of about 6 cm and a long scarf or shawl. The length of the scarf will determine how long the Scelf-i is.

A shawl and a gum pole are all you need to make a scelf-i. The only shelf that fits on any wall and in any space. Full tutorial on the blog

A shawl and a gum pole

Decide on how wide you want your shelf to be and the cut the gum pole into 5 pieces depending on the width. We cut ours into 5 x 20 cm pieces.

A shawl and a gum pole are all you need to make a scelf-i. The only shelf that fits on any wall and in any space. Full tutorial on the blog

Measure and cut the gum poles

Stain or paint the gum poles to match your decor. We chose this lovely grey stain from GripSeal called Glowing Coal.

A shawl and a gum pole are all you need to make a scelf-i. The only shelf that fits on any wall and in any space. Full tutorial on the blog

Stain the gum poles

While you wait for the stain or paint to dry use a hack saw to cut the heads off of five long 8 mm nail in anchor nails.  If you’re going to be putting your shelf on a drywall, you need to use 60mm Drywall Screws.

A shawl and a gum pole are all you need to make a scelf-i. The only shelf that fits on any wall and in any space. Full tutorial on the blog

Cut the heads off the nails

Drill a 8 mm hole in the center of each gum pole, put a dab of gorilla glue in the hole for luck and insert the nails.

A shawl and a gum pole are all you need to make a scelf-i. The only shelf that fits on any wall and in any space. Full tutorial on the blog

Drill a hole and insert the nails

And that’s it. Seriously so easy. Here’s the fun bit. To hang the Scelf-i, just play around with where you want it to go on the wall and then drill the holes, insert the plug (that grey thingy that comes with the nails) and screw the gum poles in. Drape and wind the scarf between the gum poles until you’re happy with the look and then insert some pins to keep the scarf in place.

A scarf and a gum pole are all you need to make a scelf-i. The only shelf that fits on any wall and in any space. Full tutorial on the blog

The Scelf-i™

Make a Scelf-i, the only shelf that fits on any wall and in any space. Full tutorial on the blog

Scelf-i – it’s a scarf shelf

The best thing about the Scelf-i is how easy it is to customize. You get to chose the scarf, the size, the shape and it doesn’t even take an hour to make. I’d really love to know what you think. Leave me comment or click on one of those emoticons at the bottom if your one of the quiet types 8)

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Categories:   DIY Crafty Tutorials, Home Decor Crafts, Our Round House, Quick & Easy Crafts

Comments

  • Posted: October 7, 2016 06:21

    Jennifer

    Really creative! I'm looking forward to other DIYs like this!
    • Posted: October 7, 2016 08:11

      acraftymix

      Thank you so much Jennifer
  • Posted: September 30, 2016 15:50

    Deborah

    I love it and learning about your home!!!
    • Posted: October 1, 2016 06:22

      acraftymix

      Thank you so much Deborah
  • Posted: September 29, 2016 09:55

    Mary-the boondocks blog

    Michelle, I had no idea that you lived in a round house. How cool is that? Of course I can understand where it would also be a problem. We also have some walls that are less than perfect. Your solution is brilliant. And more important it looks great! But how do you get the scarf to stay in place? Do you nail it onto the wood?
    • Posted: September 29, 2016 12:31

      acraftymix

      Hey Mary :D those round walls drive me insane sometimes. Before buying our little holiday home, I never imagined how hard it would be to fit square furniture into a round space, everything just looks odd. Glad you like the Scelf-i. The wood we used has these long cracks down the side, so we just stuck pins into the cracks to keep the scarf where it should be. That way I can change the scarf when I want to redecorate too. Nails will also work or even velcro.
  • Posted: September 29, 2016 07:20

    Linda at Mixed Kreations

    Wow how creative, and very clever!
    • Posted: September 29, 2016 12:31

      acraftymix

      Thank you so much Linda ;-)
  • Posted: September 28, 2016 22:06

    Sarah - Craft Invaders

    This is genius - love it!
    • Posted: September 29, 2016 06:45

      acraftymix

      Thank you Sarah ;-)
  • Posted: September 28, 2016 19:44

    Keri

    Michelle, this is fantastic!! You're so very clever!! I love that you can change it out with different scarves whenever you wish.
    • Posted: September 29, 2016 06:50

      acraftymix

      Thank you Keri. I was worried initially that the shelf wouldn't be able to handle a lot of weight, but it worked out really well. I wouldn't put an antique, glass vase on the shelf though. That might be asking for trouble ;-)
  • Posted: September 28, 2016 17:57

    Katrin

    You are such a clever DIYer, this is amazing Michelle! I can't imagine living in a round house, it must be so cool but yes, I can see that the shelving would be a problem. So good for you that you solved it!!
    • Posted: September 29, 2016 06:44

      acraftymix

      *Insert Blush emoticon here* Thank you Katrin. Round houses are very common in South Africa but they pose some unique decorating challenges. I'd love for you to come help us decorate ours, your style is so classic and you'd do an amazing job. So come visit us......
  • Posted: September 28, 2016 17:32

    Sarah Jean

    What an awesome house! (and idea!)
    • Posted: September 29, 2016 06:21

      acraftymix

      Thank you Sarah. Rondavels are quite common in South Africa, but you do need to rethink almost everything you know about design
  • Posted: September 28, 2016 02:38

    Angie @ ambient wares

    This is such a clever idea! Looks so awesome :)
    • Posted: September 28, 2016 06:40

      acraftymix

      Thank you so much Angie. I'm really glad how it turned out. I'm putting Scelf-i's up everywhere
  • Posted: September 27, 2016 17:26

    Calin

    It looks beautiful
    • Posted: September 28, 2016 06:41

      acraftymix

      Awwwww thank you Calin <3
  • Posted: September 27, 2016 17:21

    Collin Clarkson

    Absolutely Amazing!!! <3
    • Posted: September 28, 2016 06:42

      acraftymix

      Thank you so much Collin

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