We added rustic shelves in the dining room.
This is no surprise to you, my buds who hang out with me. You guys know I love to throw something old and rustic into every room.
When we moved in two years ago, I planned to add built in shelving and cabinets to the dining room…you know, like the dining room in the movie Something’s Gotta Give
I so love that dining room…sigh.
But, when you live in a house long enough, you start to listen to it. Do you know what I mean? This house with it’s 16 foot very rustic stone fireplace,
seemed to me to ask for a rustic-presence in each room. And since I love rustic beams & planks made into tables and shelves, the house and I…we agree.
So the other day when I found some metal brackets on BIG sale at Target, I knew it was a sign–I only had to convince The Husband.
Truth be told my friends, it didn’t take much to talk him into making some rustic shelves…
…because he loves rustic just as much as I do. Maybe even more…
This house and I, we’ve been all over the place in the past two years. Through renovations and countless DIY’s to backed up plumbing and dying trees…through it all, I’m starting to feel like we’ve become good friends. And like good friends we understand each other.
Just in case you wanted to put up a rustic shelf couldn’t find any old planks, you could use 2 x 10′s and beat them up (there are youtube videos telling you how to make new wood look old), route the edges and stain them with a dark stain and finish them by sanding...just an option
Sending love my friends xo
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