After some serious home improvement projects I am happy to say that we are almost done with our home. Today I’m sharing my new DIY Industrial Shelves. After looking and looking for the perfect wall decor for our front room walls and not finding what I wanted I decided to make my own shelves. You’ll be surprised by how easy they are to make!

…Take a look!

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I think they are the perfect addition to our front room!

Don’t  you love the custom large DOMINO from Barn Owl Primitive? So cute!

{ You are getting a little sneak peek right now. Stay tuned… more to come! }

DIY - Home Decor : These DIY Industrial Shelving is super easy to make and a great addition to any room!  the36thavenue.com

  

How to make Industrial Shelves?

I came across a great tutorial over at Seventh House On The Left, that shows how to make these shelves.

 Before you head that way here are a few extra tips from me!

1

CHOOSING YOUR LUMBER 

The older the wood looks, the more rustic and industrial your shelf will turn out.

Make sure to look for pieces of lumber that have knots and tons of character.

HOWEVER, make sure the piece of lumber you purchase is straight, you want the shelves to sit without tilting.

If the wood is warped the shelf will also be uneven… Not good! 

DIY - Home Decor : These DIY Industrial Shelving is super easy to make and a great addition to any room!  the36thavenue.com

 

2

MOUNTING THE SHELVES

DIY - Home Decor : These DIY Industrial Shelving is super easy to make and a great addition to any room!  the36thavenue.com

Because you’ll be using a solid piece of pine the shelf is going to be a bit heavy.

Also the pipes are made of metal so you are going to need Ribbed Plastic Anchors to keep the shelf in place

since the drywall is not strong enough to hold the weight of the shelves.

I used anchors and screws #14-16 x 1-1/2″ and they worked perfectly!

 

3

STAINING THE SHELVES 

DIY - Home Decor : These DIY Industrial Shelving is super easy to make and a great addition to any room!  the36thavenue.com

I didn’t sand the wood before staining it. I wanted my shelves to look like they came from reclaimed wood instead of a piece of lumber that I purchased over at the store. After the stain is dry I recommend using a clear glaze to finish it up. This will not only protect the wood but will keep the rich tone of the color for a long time. 

 

You can find HERE the step by step tutorial by Seventh House On The Left.

DIY - Home Decor : These DIY Industrial Shelving is super easy to make and a great addition to any room!  the36thavenue.com

I had a blast making these!

 

Here are some other DIY Home Decor Ideas that you may like!

DIY Side of the Fridge Magnetic Calendar Tutorial HERE

DIY Calendar at the36thavenue.com

 

Click HERE to take a tour of our Living Room Makeover

Home Decor Inspiration and Living Room Reveal at the36thavenue.com

 

And HERE you’ll find 15 Knock Off DIY Ideas for the Home

15 Recycled DIY Projects the36thavenue.com 

Thank you so much for visiting with me today!

Besos

Desirée

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