After making this DIY bookshelf, the bf has been in the mood to build more things for our little apartment. His most recent venture are kitchen shelves that we modeled after these West Elm wood shelves. We were *this close* to buying those shelves at $79 a piece until Kyle decided to make a version of them himself.
So he bought a few slabs of wood, used the same stain as our bookshelf, and picked up a few cheap-o wall brackets at Ikea. And now, we have 10x more storage in our kitchen!
To make these shelves, here’s what we used:
3 – 8″ x 24″ red oak (or any other hard wood, custom cut at Home Depot)
1 Minwax wood conditioner (to prep before the stain)
1 Minwax wood stain in “dark walnut”
6 – Ikea Ekby Valter brackets, black (it comes with screws)
12 – #12 2″ screws (to screw into the wall)
6 – small screws (to screw into the wood)
Extra fine sand paper, 220 (to sand the wood before staining)
You basically just sand and stain the wood, drill the brackets into the wall (preferably a stud, but if not, then use drywall anchors), line the shelves on top, and drill them into the brackets. Voila!
Words cannot express how amazing this looks and how jealous I am.
I love them!!! Kyle is so handy! And oh my goodness your display is so pretty! Love all of it.
These look amazinggg! I love the color of the wood stain and it looks great the way you set everything up!
Awesome! I’m jealous.
Great job Kyle and Janelle…what a team!
oh. my. gosh. i could stare at your kitchen for days!!! it is stunning and of course, those shelves are spectacular. when i move back, i want to come visit you at your super stylish abode!
thanks you guys!! and yes, please visit AM!
I seriously love them
aww!!! I am officially a fan of Kyle! When I get my own home, I might just hire him to make me some shelves 😀
Great job Kyle. The shelves look amazing and the kitchen is so clean. I love.
ughhhh i wish my man were more handy. these look amazing.
I hope Jared is as handy as Kyle 😛 Great job you two!
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