DIY Barn Wood Kitchen Shelf

Ever since we moved into our current house a couple years ago, I’ve been adding touches of rustic charm to our decor.  This weekend, I was fortunate enough to pick up a piece of old barn wood from our friend’s farm and decided to add some of that rustic charm to our kitchen with a simple DIY Barn Wood Kitchen Shelf.

DIY Barn Wood Kitchen Shelf  |  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceI have a teeny tiny kitchen and I’m always looking for creative storage with style.  We’ve had this weird unused wall space next to our cabinets by the sink, so I decided to use that space for dish towel storage.

DIY Barn Wood Kitchen Shelf  |  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceI picked out an imperfect but beautiful piece of barn wood and had the hubby help me cut it to size.

DIY Barn Wood Kitchen Shelf  |  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceAfter we cut the main part of the shelf, I had to cut a couple of shelves, too.  I love power tools 🙂

DIY Barn Wood Kitchen Shelf  |  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceOur board measures 24″ and the two shelves are 7.5″ deep.  The width of the shelf unit is about 11″ wide.

We used deck screws to attach the shelves to the main board, then made sure to anchor it to the wall.

DIY Barn Wood Kitchen Shelf  |  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceWe added a couple of hooks to hang towels from the bottom, too.  I love it!  It put a formerly unused space to good use & freed up more counter space, which is in demand in my small kitchen.

DIY Barn Wood Kitchen Shelf  |  Sweet Tea & Saving GracePretty cool, right?  I love that it’s not perfect – the rustic barn wood is beautiful and now it serves a purpose!

Now I just need to figure out what to do with the other half of the barn wood piece!  I’m sure I can figure out something!

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9 Responses

  1. Great use of space!! Thanks for linking up at Creative Spark. Hope you’ll join us again today 🙂

  2. I just love rustic! It makes me feel so much closer to nature and your idea is so creative, thank you for sharing!

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