I am so excited to share our diy open shelving project in the kitchen! It is an easy project and the hardest part is waiting for the stain to dry on the shelves. This spring we finally took a leap of diy faith and knocked out 1/2 the wall between our kitchen and dining room! When we removed the upper cabinets we still had about three feet of open wall space to the left, “to the left” (I can’t help it). I knew I wanted to add open shelving and fill it with cool objects.. My daughter made me promise not to place any object on these open shelves that looked “cheesy.” Done!
We decided on two big and chunky shelves. My husband took the lead with the type of wood and went with birch. Birch is a nice choice because of the grain and how a stain enhances the grain. I found these awesome easy to install shelving brackets from my new favorite Etsy shop, Tired Trucker Designs. These brackets are sturdy and look amazing against the shelves. Amazing.
You know what’s funny about our diy open shelving…the most difficult part was “staging” the shelves. My daughter must have known this hence the verbal commitment at the start of this project.
I am still figuring out how to stage the shelves. I found the chalkboard sign on a trip to Knoxville. I think it cost more to ship the chalkboard than it cost.
I would love to see a full shot of the kitchen with the shelves! They look great up close.
I working on it. I can’t seem to coordinate good lighting and a clean kitchen at the same time! I will update! thanks heather! laura