New Shelves for my Eclectic Kitchen

A year ago I added a rough-sawn maple shelf above my kitchen sideboard.  The wood is a piece of reclaimed lumber that I found.
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This is how it looks now:




I love open shelves so much I decided to add three more to the opposite wall.  Brackets seem to be horribly expensive in the stores near me, minimum price is $8.99 per bracket so I popped into Ikea when I was away on vacation and bought 6 of the Ekby Valter brackets for $2 a pop instead.  Woo hoo!  Cute brackets and inexpensive to boot - that made me very, very happy!

I used another piece of reclaimed lumber cut down to two 36" lengths and sanded the pieces.  I primed and painted the brackets and the shelves.  I was going to hang them up fairly high on the wall to avoid the fridge door but that was too high for comfort.  Eventually I will cut the shelf edges on an angle to allow for the fridge door to open wider but for now, I'm loving this look!  I used six brackets and I had all the paint and primer on hand already, so this project cost me $12.








And I'm so thrilled with my wall pot rack.  I can hang all sorts of things from it, it's so handy!!



Happy creating everyone!  Or should I say happy Fall y'all instead :)  I'm so happy it's the fall!!!!!!!!!!!!



39 comments:

  1. I LOVE open shelving! More space for display of course. Ikea to the rescue for those brackets.
    I in Fall mode too - my favorite season!
    Kelly

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  2. Adding the third shelf was a great idea - the vignettes on the threes shelves are so pretty & colourful :-)

    Love that your pup sneaked into one of the shots :-)

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  3. What a perfect solution for that wall! Looks fabulous. I have been thinking of removing the cupboard over my sink and adding open shelves but my kitchen is so small I feel like it will look cluttered. Looks great in your kitchen!

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  4. What a perfect solution for that wall! Looks fabulous. I have been thinking of removing the cupboard over my sink and adding open shelves but my kitchen is so small I feel like it will look cluttered. Looks great in your kitchen!

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  5. Hi! The shelves look great and I thank you for giving me the idea of open shelves for my son's room. Need to display some of his creations/boy stuff!

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  6. Love the look! Nice work. I wish I had more wall space in my kitchen to try some open shelves.

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  7. Great job! You have accessorized it so nicely. I have open shelving in my kitchen and I love it!

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  8. The shelves look great, I have always been big on shelves, especially since I am queen of the knick nacks. They look great and what a great price. The open shelving in the kitchen looks great. What colour are you doing the cabinets. hugs Tobey

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  9. Anne,
    What a lovely addition to your kitchen! Those shelves look great!I LOVE that white too! Can't wait to see your cabinets!
    xx
    Anne

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  10. The open shelves look great Anne! We are planning some open shelving in our kitchen as well...whenever that happens lol! Love your style :)
    Cas x

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  11. I love, love open shelving and yours is awesome. Very pretty and I like seeing your treasures sitting out.

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  12. Great addition to your kitchen! You did an awesome job!

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  13. Yup, love! I also like the third shelf. Somehow these things look better in odd numbers.

    Lookin good!!

    XO

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  14. I love to accessorize so the more shelves, the better. They look really great, Anne, and great deal on the cute brackets too!

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  15. Don't you just love open shelving especially in the kitchen? Love mine and can't wait to see what I come up with for fall and the holidays for them!

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  16. I love Ikea! Too bad there is only 1 Ikea in Arizona which is 2 hours away from us! I wonder what color would you use for your cabinets?

    xo

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  17. Thjree shelves was a great idea as was cutting the angle for the door to open. It's so mych fun to display things on open shelves.

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  18. Love the shelves the blue glasses really pop and that farm scene picture is beautiful. I am ready for fall too getting going on things.

    Cynthia

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  19. Anne...love the open shelves...loved that you added the third shelf...really takes up the space on the wall so nicely...you did a wonderful job as always...I cannot believe those brackets were $1.99...Ikea is amazing!! Have a great day Anne...!!

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  20. Welcome back! Hope you had a wonderful vacation ...

    I just love, love your open shelving and your colorful vignettes!

    :)

    Linda

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  21. Hi Anne, Looks great! I think that you did the right thing to add a third shelf. More room for display! Love the sunflower picture that closes the post.

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  22. I love open shelving in a kitchen. Yours looks terrific!

    Ann-Marie

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  23. Your shelves all love fabulous! Good for you to go to IKEA, everything is cheaper there, just about. Ours should be opening in another month or so.
    Have a good day!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  24. I also love open shelves!! I moved into my "new" house last week and hope to start blogging again. My kitchen cabinets were the same as yours and I painted them with Annie Sloan. I can't wait to see what you think...It will probably be a while before I get that project posted. I need to finish a few other things in the kitchen first. Hope you've been doing well.
    xo

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  25. Your shelves are great...fun and functional! You are doing an amazing job in fixing up your home, Anne.
    Mary Alice

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  26. You are always so busy! I was loving what you were doing outside, but this is great! Love the painted shelves and what a deal.

    Distressed Donna Down home

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  27. I love your open shelving! So pretty. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from From My Front Porch. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/09/make-it-pretty-monday-week-13.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  28. What a great change! I love open shelving but always have a hard time withdisplayingthem. Thanx for comingtoTHT!

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  29. There is something to be said for grouping in three's. I like them at an angle cut better than the rectangle look! great idea! Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

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  30. Anne, What a great job on the new shelves. Thanks so much for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays. I've be thinking of adding shelves too. Your kitchen is Beautiful!

    Jody

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  31. Open shelving is awesome and Ikea is fab for brackets!!!

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  32. I really love open shelving and yours rocks! Your shelf displays are lovely!

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  33. Love your open shelving. I have an idea on some stainless steel shelving whenever I update my subway tile to kitchen.

    I am looking forward to Fall too!

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  34. It looks so great! I'm so happy it's fall, too :)
    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

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  35. Love your shelves, Anne. Great job!

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  36. Love your shelves, Anne. Great job!

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  37. COZY And inviting kitchen and I played peek a boo with your pup! :)

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  38. It's party time at Debt Free Mommy Blog and we'd love to see you there! Please come join us and link up to Making Space Mondays. We'd love to see any post(s) about making your spaces better. Thanks, Tabitha

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