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.
I 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.
I picked out an imperfect but beautiful piece of barn wood and had the hubby help me cut it to size.
After we cut the main part of the shelf, I had to cut a couple of shelves, too. I love power tools 🙂
Our 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.
We 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.
Pretty 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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That is just plain awesome. Found you via Made by You Monday!
Pinned! I love this idea, time to get the hubby started right away! 🙂
Thank you so much! Glad you found me 🙂
Thank you Jessica! The only downside is, it’s making me want to remodel my entire kitchen with open shelving! 🙂
I bet! I’d be the same way!
Great use of space!! Thanks for linking up at Creative Spark. Hope you’ll join us again today 🙂
That is so awesome! I love the rustic look. Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We’d love to have you for a visit. The Door is OPEN. http://lifewithlorelai.com/2015/03/05/home-matters-linky-party-27/ 🙂
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Thank you Lorelai! I’ve been a little busier than usual and totally missed your party, but I’ll do my best to be there next week! Thanks!
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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