I love the modern farmhouse look just like anybody else! Fixer Upper ending was a heartbreak to me and I could watch Joanna Gaines fix up a house all day! With the remodels of our home we have been giving everything a modern farmhouse vibe, from the colors of the paint to the decoration we have put up.
We had this idea to install two industrial pipe shelves above our little bar cabinet area…however, I quickly learned they were super expensive to purchase made and that they did not make them in the exact size I wanted. So I showed my husband a photo of what I wanted and he got to work
First step was to take measurements to figure out how big I wanted the shelves. I wanted them to take up the majority of the wall we were going to put them on.
2.Make a supply list
So what do you need to build these shelves?
- Your choice of wooden boards cut to the size you need. We made the mistake of buying an inexpensive wood the first time ($5 a board) and after stained it did not come out as nicely as we wanted. My husband went back and found some nicer boards instead.
- Stain, this is optional depending on what color you want your shelves to be.
- 4 plumbing pipes cut to size you need
- 4 caps
- 4 flanges
- Spray paint for the pipe pieces
- wall anchors (if you arent mounting on studs)
3.Stain your boards
My husband took care of just about everything considering this preggo can’t do a whole lot right now. He applied two coats total of the stain to each piece of wood until it got to our desired color.
4.Paint your plumbing pieces
We used a Rustoleum spray can to pain all the pipes and the screws the same color.
5.Build your shelves
I’m not sure if I’ve ever mentioned this but my husband is an engineer so there are a lot of extra steps when mounting anything on any wall. Lots and lots of measurements. First we applied tape at the height we wanted and made sure it was leveled. After that my husband marked the place the screws would go making sure everything was leveled. Once the tape was removed the actual pieces were anchored to the wall and the shelves just laid on top. I know to baby proof you can add straps to hold the wood down but being as there will be no babies nearby or any way to access it for the kids we opted not to
I made my way to HomeGoods, Hobby Lobby, and Marshalls to pick up some decorative pieces and moved around some of the decor we already owned and voila! I love these shelves and have gotten so many compliments. I would love to know any DIY projects of your own.