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 the wall between the kitchen and dining room we lost a row of cabinets. My plan was to replace the cabinets with open shelves. This was the point in our kitchen wall tear down where there was no looking back.
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 used my favorite pre-stain wood conditioner to prep the wood shelves. This was 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.
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 while trying to find the right accessories.
This was an easy Saturday afternoon project. I loved this project so much I added the same shelves to our aging basement kitchenette/bar. So the photos are from both spaces.
I am taking staging suggestions for staging the shelves in the comments. Thanks for stopping by for a look!