Hi, Everyone! The farmhouse shelves in our kitchen were one of my favorite projects. These shelves opened up space and added a bit of trend to my aging kitchen. The farmhouse shelves were an inexpensive way to replace the dated cabinets.
You know how one projects leads to another project? Well, when we knocked out this half wall between the dining and kitchen we lost a row of cabinets. I knew I wanted to replace the cabinets above with open shelves. It looked like this and well, that just doesn’t do well for re-sell value.
It was a simple project with 2 x 12 select pine from Home Depot. I cut them to size using a table saw (with an assist from my assistant aka husband to hold the end of the board). I shared my favorite pre-stain product on this live edge coffee table we made this spring.
Total Side note: The live edge coffee table was the easiest DIY ever.
Back to the farmhouse shelves. This is my go-to stain for most of my DIY projects. I have a few other favs, but this is reliable and gives me a rich, Colorado rustic finish.
my favorite stain
I wanted a heavy bracket and found Wade here on Etsy. These were super easy to install to the wall and give it the weight I wanted to match the weight of the farmhouse shelves. Love it!
The hardest part of these farmhouse shelves was capturing a photo at the right time of day (still waiting) and staging the shelves. Seriously, I was so excited to stage the shelves and it has been many a late night with episodes of Friends in the background and me getting a quad workout trying to find the right accessories.
This was an easy, get ‘er done, kind of Saturday afternoon project. I am taking staging suggestions for the shelves in the comments. please
Thanks for stopping by for a look!