Have a bunch of items on your shelf or bookcase that all too similar in size? Elevate some of your artful objects on cube risers. They create varying heights and add visual interest to your home decor. (Prop stylists love this styling trick!) In this tutorial we've turned simple $5 wooden cubes from the craft store into gorgeous risers, one featuring a textured travertine finish and one with a fluted pattern. It's an easy DIY that anyone can tackle. Ready to take your #shelfie game to the next level?
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Things You'll Need
Option 1: Travertine Texture
Spray paint the wooden cube on all sides with a cream-colored spray paint. A few light coats ought to do it. Be sure to work in a well-ventilated area.
Once the cream-colored spray paint has dried, spray a coat of textured stone spray paint on all sides of the cube. Let the paint dry. If more texture is desired, you can spray an additional coat(s).
Option 2: Fluted Pattern
Cut the half-round molding into three-inch pieces with a saw. You'll need 20 total pieces to cover the four sides of the cube with dowels. (You don't need to cover the top and bottom).
Glue the flat side of the dowels to the wooden cube — five evenly-spaced dowels on each of the four sides. Press them firmly in place and let dry for 30 minutes.
Paint the fluted riser with whatever craft paint color you like. Allow it to dry completely.
Now, have fun styling any bookshelf or living room or dining room built-ins with your new cube shelves! These display risers offer the perfect minimalist solution for elevating eye-catching decor.