Condo Blues: How to Hang a Shelf on the Side of a Kitchen Cabinet

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

How to Hang a Shelf on the Side of a Kitchen Cabinet

I hung a shelf on the side of my kitchen cupboard to give the succulent planter I got for Christmas a fighting chance at life by the only sunny window in my house. I’ve always wanted add an aloe plant since they are so handy when it comes to burns and to add visual balance by hanging a plant shelf on the empty cabinet on the other side of the window.

Which was a little tricky because I have thin builder grade kitchen cabinets. There just isn’t enough wood in the cabernet wall to hold a nail for a picture let alone the weight of a lightweight shelf.
But it can be done and all you need is a simple wine cork.

how to hang a cupboard shelf with a wine cork
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How to Hang a Shelf with a Recycled Wine Cork

You will need the following:

Shelf bracketthis is cube shelf bracket is similar to the type I used.

Wood shelf –  My shelf and bracket used to hang in my living room. You can find unique light weight shelves for your kitchen here

Wine cork – you can buy wine corks here if you don’t have any at home


Tape Measure

Electric Drill


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Step by Step How to Make it Tutorial

1. Use the ruler to determine where you want to hang the shelf bracket on the side of your kitchen cupboard and mark the area with the pencil.

2.  Use the electric drill t drill a pilot hole on the area you marked in Step 1.

how to hang a shelf

3. Screw the shelf bracket to the cupboard and into the wine cork on the other side of the pilot hole.

wine cork hack how to hang a shelf

4. Install the shelf onto the shelf bracket.

5. Grow small plants!

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Nancy Andres at Colors 4 Health said...

Cool idea Lisa! Visiting you at Simple Homestead Blog Hop and pinned this post.

Lisa Lynn said...

Very cute shelf! Found you on the Simple Homestead Hop and I would love to have you join us on Farm Fresh Tuesdays!

Teresa B said...

Oh, I love this idea! Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!

Southern Sunflowers said...

Great idea to use a wine cork! Thanks for hosting Friday Favorites Feb 7th. I shared #12 and #13.

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