Do you have a space—a corner, perhaps—that cries out for a small wall shelf that looks good and has a little storage space? Now you can fill that space by transforming one of those file-holding boxes into a curvy, chic wall shelf in under an hour or two.
All you have to do is measure the space you want to fill, then buy a wood file box from an office supply or big box store, plus some primer and paint or stain and whatever you’ll need to attach the finished piece to the wall.
If you’re going to paint the box the same color as the wall on which it will hang, prime it first and allow the primer to dry thoroughly. Apply two coats of paint, allowing plenty of drying time between them. If you’re going to stain the box, it’s a good idea to apply at least one coat of polyurethane sealer or varnish before hanging the box.
Once your chosen finish has dried, secure the box to the wall with the curved side facing out. Use plastic bolt or screw wall anchors and steel bolts with washers or screws. Then add whatever you’re going to keep in and on the wall shelf, and you’re done.