Some of you have seen our breakfast nook shelves via my Instagram feed, but I thought they were worthy of a formal blog post so here we go!
The minute we signed a contract on this house, I started thinking about what I wanted to do with the massive wall in my breakfast nook. While I did not know exactly what I wanted to do...I had a good idea of what I did not want to do. I did not want anything "typical", I wanted something really different.
I happened to come across an amazing apothecary style shelf and it became my starting point for the wall. Over time, I just started adding elements (vintage inspired sign and chalkboard) and then decided some open shelving would complete the look. Our kitchen has double stacked cabinets so I needed something that would make a big impact and balance out the tall cabinets. So here we are a few months later with a completed kitchen nook wall and I have to admit that I really do love every part of it! I love that it is very different, that is incorporates different elements and that I can change it up with new accessories when I need a fresh look!
Here is what we used:
1 pine board cut in half from Lowe's (they will cut it down to the size you need which is a huge help)
4 brackets, I selected these: EKBY BRACKET
Stain, I selected this one: BEHANDLA BLACK
Paint brush (hint: I buy mine at the Dollar Tree and toss them when I am done, stain is hard to rinse out)
Total cost: under $40!
This was the easiest project I have ever done...simply "paint" the stain on (no need to even wipe it down) and let it dry. Wait at least 24 hours for it to dry completely and install! I couldn't believe how simple this way!
And now for the big reveal....
A close up of the stain color... although it says "black" it is a very dark brown stain and matches our floors perfectly!
As I mentioned before, I am so pleased with the way they turned out that I already have another shelving project in the works....cannot wait to share it with you!
Linking up here: Tatertots and Jello