Dining room shelves add more room to display dishes! Take them out of the cabinets and put them front and center on these gorgeous rustic wooden shelves with stylish gold brackets.
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Easy To Install DIY Rustic Wood & Gold Shelves
We moved into our house over 10 years ago, and my dish collection only keeps growing. Things were starting to bulge out of the cabinet, and so I decided something needed to be done. I have so many white dishes, including a rather healthy cake stand collection.
Not wanting to keep them in hiding, I started thinking about buying a big hutch. But that was expensive, and bulky. One day I noticed how much room I actually had in my dining room. I remembered how years ago Martha Stewart had added dish display shelves in her home, and decided to do something similiar.
The first thing I had to do was figure out how many shelves I could comfortably fit. I decided on 3. Next I picked how far apart I wanted them, as well as how long.
I was so excited to see the brackets from Crates and Pallet. They allow you to use stock lumber that you can find at your local hardware store. Since I was purchasing raw wood, I was able to stain it to match my dining room table. SCORE!
The Crates and Pallet gold brackets add such a fun modern twist. They are NEW this fall, and you will find them at the Home Depot! You can also find the forged steel brackets there currently. The 2 bottom shelves used 12" brackets, and the top on is not quite as deep, so I used 10" brackets there.
So let's get down to the down and dirty:
Installing shelves is not as pretty and glamorous as the brackets are! First, I found where all my studs were. I used Frog tape with arrows to show the area that my stud finder found for me. I also marked the height I wanted each shelf with a larger piece. The handiest part was the lazer level I had showing me where the top of the brackets should go in.
I actually used gold colored screws so no need to spray paint to match. YAY for simple!
Let's check out the whole room again:
What do you think? A good way to use up that wall space?
Should I add a side table with the hairpin legs?
The possibilities are endless with Crate and Pallet products!
See the other weekend projects featuring hairpin legs and shelf brackets from Crates & Pallet