Today I thought I would share our new industrial shelves that we diy'd for a corner in our kitchen. We used to have a chalkboard hanging on that wall, but since we already had another chalkboard area on the side of our refrigerator cabinet we decided two weren't necessary.
I love the extra storage the shelves provide, while also being decorative. I got the idea from Suzy of Worthing Court. You can read her DIY tutorial here. The only thing I will add is that we had an issue with one of the pipes not being level once screwed into the flange. Of course, this will make the shelf not level when placing it on the pipe brackets. We ended up purchasing another set, and checked all for level on a flat surface using a small magnetic level we had on hand prior to installing. I used Rustoleum's hammered metal spray paint in black to paint the metal parts. As Suzy mentions in her tutorial, be sure to wash all metal parts in soapy water to remove all the grease before painting them.
The before, from Christmas:
And the afters:
This picture shows you where the corner is located. It's a small wall just inside our french doors that lead to our back porch. The opening on the left leads to our family room.
I love that with just a few simple changes, I can decorate them for different holidays.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. Was a stormy morning, but the sun is shining brightly now.