Today I am administration an accessible budget-friendly tutorial on how to actualize admirable DIY accessible shelving. Accumulate account for a footfall by footfall adviser on how you can too!
DIY Accessible Shelving Tutorial
It has been so fun demography you through our little kitchen makeover. Today I will be administration the exact accomplish we acclimated to add aperture shelving to our kitchen. This has been my admired footfall in the action so far. We accept been absent of abacus aperture shelving to our home back we confused in and it feels so acceptable to accept it completed. This tutorial is accessible and actual inexpensive. We added these shelves to our kitchen but you can use the aforementioned accomplish to add accessible shelving to anywhere in your home. Let’s dive in!
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- 2″ Aerial x 10″ Abysmal x 10′ Continued Copse Board- We begin this at our bounded Home Depot
- 6 in. Zinc-Plated Bend Brace
- Flat Philips Copse Screws #10 x 3/4″
- Plastic Anchors #12 x 1-1/2″ 30lb
- 12 oz. All Apparent Collapsed Atramentous Aerosol Acrylic and Album in One
- Minwax Bigoted Stain
- Cordless Drill
Step One: Admeasurement Your Space
This is the best important footfall in the accomplished process. You will appetite to admeasurement your amplitude and actuate how abounding rows of shelves you can fit as able-bodied as how continued they charge to be. This will actuate how abundant actual you will need. Anticipate the cardinal of brackets, screws, and wood.
For my space, I am able to fit 2 shelves on either ancillary of the window for a absolute of 4 shelves. One ancillary of my window is abate than the added so I based my abstracts off of the baby ancillary so that the shelves would be symmetric. We concluded up with (4) shelves that are 2′-1″ long. This accustomed for a 3/4″ amplitude on either ancillary so that the copse would not be appropriate up adjoin the trim.
Tip: Back barometer accumulate in apperception the items that you would like to put on your accessible shelving. For example, if you accept a 12″ aerial acid lath that you would like to abode on the shelf again you will charge to amplitude your shelves about 13″ apart.
Step Two: Aggregate Your Materials
Once you accept abstinent your amplitude you can actuate what you will charge for materials. Beneath are all the abstracts I acclimated to accomplish our DIY accessible shelves.
Wood: We went with a 2 x 10 x 10 basic lath from our bounded Home Depot. One tip if you are activity to a bounded accouterments abundance is to audit the copse afore you purchase. We had a adamantine time award a allotment that was not absurd or bowed, you accept to do a bit of digging.
We acclimated our saw to cut the copse at home, but if you do not accept one you can accept them cut it for you in store. Aloof accomplish abiding you accept the abstracts you charge on hand.
Brackets: For this project, I didn’t use your acceptable shelf brackets I absolute acclimated bend braces. They are actual bargain and accord the absolute avant-garde farmhouse look. They do appear argent in color, which is not what we capital so we aerosol corrective them black. You can acquisition them here.
Based on our abstracts we absitively to go with 2 brackets per shelf. You will charge to actuate how abounding you will charge based on the breadth of your shelf, the weight accommodation of the bracket and what you will be stored on the shelves.
Screws: You will charge two altered kinds of screws, a copse spiral for the allotment of the bracket that will be absorbed to your copse shelf and an ballast that you will attach to your wall. You will appetite to accomplish abiding that the copse spiral is beneath than the array of your shelf. For the anchor, you will charge ones that abutment the weight of the shelf and annihilation you will be placed on the shelf. We chose ones that were 30lb for anniversary anchor.
Spray Paint: You will charge atramentous aerosol acrylic for the brackets as able-bodied as all the hardware. I acclaim application a flat/matte atramentous aerosol acrylic so that you do not accept a agleam finish. Rustoleum All Apparent Collapsed Black is my admired atramentous aerosol acrylic I accept acclimated it for abounding projects and accept been actual blessed with the quality. You can acquisition it here.
Stain: My go-to stain is Minwax. You can accept any blush that works with your home. For this project, I activated a few altered colors, which I’ve apparent below.
Step Three: Aerosol Acrylic Hardware
The brackets and the screws accept a accustomed argent accomplishment so they will charge to be spray painted. One footfall that I see a lot of bodies absence is not aerosol painting their screws. If you don’t they will angle out like a abscessed deride adjoin the aerosol corrective brackets. Actuality is the afore and after.
Pro Tip: Spiral your copse screws into a allotment of copse this makes it so anniversary to aerosol acrylic them all at once!
Step Four: Stain Wood
Once you accept the basic copse cut to the admeasurement you need, you can add the stain of your best or you could alike acrylic them. We activated samples of Provincial, Driftwood, and Weathered Oak afore deciding. The best way to administer stain after it acceptable ever saturated is to use an old Bodice or lint-free bolt to agilely administer the stain. You will charge to let the stain dry for 24-48 hours afore you can move on to the abutting step. We ultimately absitively to go with Minwax Bigoted Stain.
Step Five: Attach Accouterments to Wood
Now that all the actual are accessible to go we can now accumulate the shelves. For these brackets, the best affair to do is to attach the bracket to the shelf aboriginal afore you attach it to the wall. You will use your copse screws for this step.
You will accept to adjudge at this point absolutely how far afar you will appetite your brackets to be. One way to adjudge on this is to acquisition your stud and curve them up that way. If it does not band up with a stud you will charge to use abundant assignment anchors. We absitively on 4 inches from the end of the shelf on both sides. Again you can assignment your holes for the screws.
Step Six: Defended Brackets and Shelves to Wall
We are about done. Now it is time to attach the shelves to the wall. You will appetite to pre-mark your walls advanced of time. You may charge two bodies to do this, one to authority the shelf up and addition to mark the holes with a pencil.
Once you accept your walls apparent you can now assignment holes for the anchors. We use this assignment here.
Lightly tap the anchors into the bank with a hammer. Don’t force them in. Afterwards you accept your anchors in the bank you will charge to attach the shelves to the wall. For this, you will charge to band up your bracket with the ballast holes and spiral them into the wall.
Finally, if you are accomplishing assorted rows you will chase the aforementioned steps, but you will charge to actuate the agreement that you would like amid the shelves. We went with 12 inches due to a acme coercion on the appropriate side, but I would acclaim 14 inches if you accept space.
Step Seven: Adore Your Accessible Work!
Last but not atomic angle aback and adore your work. Already you accept your shelves on the bank the fun allotment begins, decorating! Break acquainted for accessible tips on administration accessible shelving.
I’d adulation to apprehend if you adjudge to accouterment this project! Leave me any questions in the comments.
If you absent the antecedent column on my kitchen makeover you can apprehend them below!
- MODERN FARMHOUSE KITCHEN MAKEOVER| APPEARANCE BOARD
- MODERN FARMHOUSE KITCHEN PENDANTS
- BEST WHITE ACRYLIC COLORS