September 6, 2016

DIY Wood Shelving

Target Threshold bar stools with DIY wood shelves and Ikea butcher block countertop
I am always itching to start a new project in the fall. I guess it is hardwired into me from the school calendar but I definitely crave new beginnings at this time of year. With Billy's upcoming surgery, we can't plan anything big just yet so we completed this small project in a day. It made a big impact on freshening up the kitchen/dining level in our house.
DIY Wood dining shelves with sources


We installed these shelves where our big farmhouse hutch was previously. I will share where we moved that to in a later post. In fact, we shifted around this entire level of our home recently.
DIY wood kitchen open shelves
I wanted the shelves to be substantial so we used 2x10s from Home Depot and stained them with Minwax English Chestnut. The brackets are also from Home Depot. Total cost was under $50. Billy always has at least one trusty "helper" at his feet.
DIY wooden shelves

Having new shelves to style is like Christmas morning to me. I mainly used things I already had around the house for now. When I set out to style shelves, I find it useful to gather more items than I know I will need both from around the house and in the storage area of our basement. I laid them all out in our dining room table.
How to style shelves
And from there I tried a few different arrangements, editing until I was happy with the result. I added some sources to the picture below.
DIY wood shelves with sources for decorative items
I am pleased to have the coffee pot and mug rack off of the kitchen counters. Cluttered kitchen counters start to drive me nuts so I think this coffee station will work out well.
DIY wood shelves in open floor plan
The painted console table fits the space for now. That console table sure gets a workout in our house. It has been used as a desk, a sofa table and now under these shelves. It definitely needs a new coat of paint but I decided to keep this photo "real" rather than edit out the blemishes. You can see some (gasp!) cords in the backround by the sofa as well. I like how the darker shelves balance out the darker pieces in this space, like our dining room table.
DIY dining shelves
Of course, now I am brainstorming how to style these shelves for fall. Stay tuned, I will be sharing that soon!

22 comments:

  1. Your shelving looks good ! Love the " helper ". Too cute as always !

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  2. I've been thinking about making some shelves in my kitchen with a cabinet underneath. Yours look amazing, Courtney! Now if I just new how to style them!

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    1. Thanks Nancie! Styling them is the fun part. I usually start by getting some inspiration on Pinterest. Then, gather a bunch of things you love (that usually includes a trip to HomeGoods for me) and keep rearranging them until you like what you see. There really is no "right" way to do it. Good luck!

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  3. Love, love, love so much! Glad to see you posting again. Missed you! Did you read we are moving? I am packing up my pretties this week!

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  4. Love, love, love so much! Glad to see you posting again. Missed you! Did you read we are moving? I am packing up my pretties this week!

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    1. Hi Brooke, Thanks it is nice to be missed :) You are moving?! How exciting. I will be by to catch up soon and to hear more details.

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  5. Love love love these Courtney. They look amazing. Love your cute installer and his adorable helper!!!!
    Keeping good thoughts for Billy's up coming surgery. Keep us posted.
    Kris

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  6. This looks wonderful! Great job ♥

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  7. I love these! I have a big corner hutch that I want to move to a different room in my house but don't want to give up my display space entirely and I think these shelves would work great. Love those brackets too. Just what I was looking for. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  8. The shelves are so pretty there and I love the color you stained them. I crave new beginnings this time of year as well. Cheers to a new season!
    Shelley

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  9. The brackets are great , just ordered some. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  10. Love the brackets and the shelves look amazing.

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  11. Love both the brackets and the shelves. Great job!

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  12. I'm going to have to go back and see your older posts...I've been insane and missed about hubby's surgery - yikes! Your home is lovely, always a delight to see what you're up to!

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  13. I love these shelves, Courtney! The brackets are really pretty...thanks for sharing where you found them and how you made the shelves! I have an area that really needs some new shelves!

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  14. Those bracket are great. I would love to know about your floors in these pics.

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