Saturday, January 26, 2013

Barn Wood Shelves

I've been s.l.o.w.l.y working on my kitchen redo. It's only taken about a year and a half! *face palm* I'm getting there though! All we've really got left to do is trim work, and install a new countertop, sink and backsplash. Piece of cake. :/

What we did get accomplished, however, is installing some barn wood shelves on a big blank wall above the stove.

We bought some unfinished brackets from Home Depot that I stained and painted and used some barn wood boards I got from my mom for the shelves!

They prove to be the perfect spot for my rapidly growing ironstone collection!

 
I just love the creamy white of the ironstone against the dark barn wood!!


 






I don't mind that the barn wood was not quite as wide as the bracket, but my husband the perfectionist wants to add another small piece of barn wood to make it flush to the end.

 Stained, painted and distressed brackets



 One project down, only a few more to go until my grand kitchen reveal!!


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93 comments:

  1. I love your barnwood shelves. I like that they aren't perfect.

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  2. I love it!
    Greetings from Holland!
    Nicole

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  3. I totally LOVE these. The rustic wood tone with the whites and creams is just perfect!

    Jeanette @ Creating A Life

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  4. I love your shelving and your collection of ironstone. Love how you mixed the darker patina with the lighter.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  5. Barn wood and white ironstone is a match made in heaven!
    Farmhouse hugs,
    Cindy

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  7. Love your collection, your shelf, and your warm sense of well-worn, much-loved style ... i'm getting inspired!

    Linda

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  8. Your ironstone looks great, the display is perfect, but I think you might need to add another shelf soon huh?

    Bliss

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  9. Ohhhhhh these are the best. I too love your white ironstone against the dark of the barn wood. So chippy and sweet.
    Kris

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  10. Just beautiful! I just love how sweet and peaceful it looks all together!

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  11. Those are beautiful!! I love the chippy- ness and the dark wood. Can't wait to see the final reveal.
    Susan @ Rustic ReDiscovered

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  12. These are irresistible! LOVE the two tones! I think I'll be looking for these shelf brackets... love them! :)

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  13. Love those shelves! What a great idea.

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  14. Those shelf brackets are news to me. I want some! You collection looks great on the new/old shelves!

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  15. This is so cool and I am totally copying it for my kitchen!

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  16. I do believe I love your collection of ironstone creamers as much as I do your shelves ;-)

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  17. BAH!! I"m obsessed!!! I love the corbels!!!

    I'd love if you'd link this up to my link party going on now! We just started partyin' and we'd love to have you!

    http://www.classyclutter.net/2013/01/spotlight-saturday-link-party-49.html

    XOXO, Mallory @ Classy Clutter

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  18. Very "farmhouse", and perfect to display your beautiful collection!

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  19. I love your Ironstone pieces! I have a couple myself but didn't know what they were called! Love the use of barn wood too! Always a favorite. GREAT JOB on the look and the writing - I enjoy your blog!

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  20. Looks gorgeous! LOVE how you distressed the brackets! I just made some similar shelves with Home Depot brackets! I am SOOOO jealous of your "white" collection! I've been building mine and am a long way away form you!

    Jenna @ http://rainonatinroof.com

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  21. O my gosh I am in love! I want these in my house! They would match perfect! You did a fabulous job! I would love if you would share this over at my blog hop http://www.ablossominglife.com/2013/01/frugal-crafty-home-8.html

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  22. I love the shelves! I have some made out of huge old trim moulding. I love what you can do with old wood! I'm a new follower!
    Allison

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  23. You had me at Ironstone!! How did you prop up your big plates? Just love what you did!! Di@cottage-wishes

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  24. Your shelves AND your ironstone collection look fabulous on your wall! Well done.

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  25. Totally love your barnwood shelves with your ironstone on them. Such a great contrast! You also did a great job distressing your brackets and they look great holding the shelves.

    Every crack, distress line, and discoloration of your dishes is beautiful!

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  26. LOVE these! I have a ton of pitchers myself- what a great way to display them! Have a great day! Thanks for sharing!

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  27. The shelves, the brackets, and your ironstone, it's all gorgeous. Together they make a wonderful vignette. Superb.
    Ruth

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  28. I love reclaimed wood! I'd love it if you stopped by and linked up at Thrifty to Nifty Thursdays at A Jennuine Life. http://ajennuinelife.blogspot.com/2013/01/thrifty-to-nifty-thursdays-4.html

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  29. Your shelves and your collection = awesome! Thanks so much for sharing! ;)

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  30. I love your shelves! I'm green with envy over your ironstone! I also want to collect some that I NEVER come across any when I'm out thrifting. I guess I'll have to turn to ebay and Etsy if I want any! Blessings, Tammy

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  31. I love all of your wonderful platters and pitchers! They look fantastic on your shelves.

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  32. love those! and the collection of pitchers on top, too :)

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  33. Love your shelves. It's very much like I want to do between two bookcases in our kitchen. I even have a box of those brackets. I love how you aged them. Great job! Have a great week.

    Deborah

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  34. Everything is great, I can't single any one thing out...I love it ALL!
    ♥Linsey

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  35. Your china was meant for those shelves:) Lovely and love iron stone and shabby chic china! Stop by my new post http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/01/his-and-her-pillows.html

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  36. I've never seen so many different toned ironstone pieces together....such beauties. A perfect display atop your georgeous shelves!

    Good luck with the rest of the projects for the reveal!:)

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  37. I love ironstone and have a collection myself, You have some nice pieces. They look really nice on the new shelves you made. Great job. andi the wednesday baker

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  38. The ironstone slightly off white pitchers and shelves are wonderfully beautiful. The contrast with the shelves make this a pretty pretty display.

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  39. Love the rustic shelving and I love your collection of ironstone.

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  40. Love your shelves, and they make the perfect place for your wonderful ironstone collection!
    Mary Alice

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  41. Renovations take such a long time! *sigh* Your shelf is wonderful. And you have the most delicious ironstone collection!

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  42. Everything about this - from your distressing to the collection of pitchers - is so lovely. In fact, I bet if one looked up the word "beautiful" in the dictionary, your shelves would be the definition.

    Blessings,
    Meredith

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  43. This is sooo beautiful! What a great collection you have ;)

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  44. Your ironstone collection is amazing! Just think, if you let your hubby add the extra wood you will be able to add more beautiful pitchers too!! Linda

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  45. I Love the collection of the ironstone & the way you have displayed
    it all ~ just perfect....
    Cheryl

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  46. These images belong in a magazine. How beautiful.

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  47. Your new shelves turned out beautiful. Love how the barn wood makes the ironstone pieces stand out - so pretty! Thanks for sharing.
    Suzanne

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  48. Oh, how I love ironstone... aged flaws and all! Your collection is just so sweet and is set off perfectly by the dark wood. Good job on the distressing of the brackets, too!!

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  49. Gorgeous, I love this wonderful display. Hugs, Marty

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  50. So pretty - I love the wood. It really is the perfect way to show off your collection! Found your blog through the DIY by Design link party - I'd love for you to check mine out too! - Lauren @muchadoaboutsomethin.blogspot.com

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  51. Oh....I love the white on the rough wood shelves....gorgeous!

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  52. I love your barn wood shelves. and the brackets are so shabbilicious.
    your ironstone collection is fabulous and looks great so beautifully arranged on your rustic shelves.
    rita

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  53. Love the shelves and your ironstone collection!

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  54. Just love your ironstone collection, yes, the off white, beige is gorgeous, have never seen that before,!

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  55. You did a great job of making the brackets look old too. Your ironstone collection is just wonderful. The whole vignette with the barn wood shelves is great. I saw your post over at "No Minimalist Here".

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  56. These are just perfect!!! What a beautiful display!
    XOX

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  57. Hi, Melissa

    I love your shelves. They are beautiful.

    Vanessa

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  58. Great contrast. That's a beautiful collection. There is so much character in those pieces.
    Liz @ Quirky Vistas

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  59. This is such a beautiful display--I love the distressed brackets with the dark barn wood!

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  60. What a gorgeous display you have here...luv all that ironstone.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  61. Who doesn't love barnboard?? Fantastic shelves.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Michele

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  62. These look great! The staging is perfect.

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  63. I'm the process of building very similar shelves out of barn wood. Making a wine rack too that will be mounted on the wall. LOVE how yours turned out! The white brackets are stunning.

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  64. Oh these look so fabulous! I can't wait to see the whole kitchen!

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  65. Melissa, it looks fantastic! Love the mix of ironstone, too. Pinning!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.

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  66. Love your shelves and LOVE your white ironstone. I'm really looking forward to your kitchen reveal....you're doing a great job!
    Blessings!
    Geneva

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  67. I love those! they look fantastic and I never would have thought the brackets were HD.

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  68. Thanks so much for linking to Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill. You are being featured later this evening!
    I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, and join me tomorrow night for Make the Scene Monday #60!

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  69. I want these shelves and every.single.thing on them! Wow! Thanks for linking up to It's PARTY TIME. :) Clydia

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  70. I'm an ironstone lover and collector too! Your collection is amazing! Featured your lovely barnwood shelves today here! http://www.settingforfour.com/2013/02/its-party-time-2-3-2013-features-and.html

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  71. This looks amazing. I love ironstone and slowly have a collection going on. Thanks you for taking the time to share this at simply creations link party.

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  72. Stunning! I love, love this!
    Thanks for sharing with us!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  73. Love your shelf and your collection of ironstone. I think the shelves look great just the way they are, nothings perfect in life.
    Sandy

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  74. oh my!! I am so in love with your shelving! I love the ironstone collection too, but I have to put up some shelves in our family room ASAP, and I love what you did. Super cute.

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  75. Absolutely fabulous! Chippy wood and ironstone...a true classic, and so warm and appealing!! Thanks so much for sharing!! Just love this!
    Hugs,
    Becky

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  76. Those shelves are amazing! I love the worn patina.....and that ironstone is incredible!

    Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring me today!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  77. Your collection is just stunning. I love it all. I just started one of my own but you have some very nice pieces.

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  78. Love, love, love the shelfs. Love the stuff on the shelfs....Great job.

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  79. You're a STAR tonight over at I Gotta Create! Want some of these ;)

    http://igottacreate.blogspot.com/2013/02/be-mine.html

    Thanks so much for linking up,
    <3 Christina

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  80. LOVE your shelves! I say just slide them forward a hair, so they almost come to the edge--problem solved. :)
    you did a great job distressing and making those brackets look so old! love them!
    gail

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  81. Lovely! Beautiful collection...a perfect match with the rustic shelves!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!

    xox Glad & Celia

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  82. My wine rack is almost same. But all polished but it looks something different with un finished touch.

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  83. Beautiful shelves and ironstone collection too!So glad I found your beautiful blog through pinterest!
    xx
    Anne

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