Farmhouse Shelving; An inexpensive Spin

Tuesday blues are definitely going  to be a thing all day; for me especially while I try to wrap my head around the list of to do’s I have in the office not to mention the to do list I have waiting for me at home. Moving was NOT fun & with 4 & 1/2 days off you would think I’d gotten a lot done but mmm… not really.

So we are still living out of boxes & my tooth brush is currently MIA but I got these amazingly fabulous shelves up on my kitchen wall so for a minute there I felt pretty accomplished. The best part? BOTH shelves including the brackets and screws didn’t cost me more than maybe 7 bucks !! Here’s how-

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4 plant hangers from the Dollar Store  ( Brackets are expensive & me being the cheap Chelsea that I am will look for anyway to save a few extra bucks. Turns out plant hangers are a great alternative when looking for an inexpensive shelf bracket.

8 wood screws #6×1 IN from Home Depot

2 wood planks.  (look for scraps on Craigslist or at a flea market for something with character. Or create your own barn wood look by having a couple 12 in thick boards cut to fit to your desired length & distress them yourself using a stain & sander.

Remember when choosing a length not to go too long & if you do to maybe add another bracket to the center to prevent bowing.

Spray paint (optional) The dollar store brackets are just a black metal which isn’t terrible but I jazzed them up with a few coats of rose copper Rustoleum spray paint that I had laying around. You can find this at home depot or Michaels craft supply.

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Farmhouse shelving is all the craze right now but shouldn’t be expensive. I hope you enjoyed this post & stay tuned for more like it coming to the blog real soon. New house, new projects. YAY.

Xo