Create this beautiful DIY rustic farmhouse shelf for $6 including brackets!
Our house has very limited storage so any extra space is well utilized. I wanted to replace some cheap white shelving with a more decorative option while adding a few more shelves.
After a bit of research I found out that shelves are expensive. Like, really expensive and I needed supplies for 8. Brackets alone can be over $10 a piece, things start to add up quick.
Originally I was going to make the brackets but found these super affordable EKBY brackets from IKEA for only $2 as piece!
I decided to look into DIY and was able to make these shelves for less than $6 a piece! Some of the supplies I had on hand, so your shelves may be a little bit more depending on what you need to buy.
DIY Rustic Farmhouse Shelf for $6
- 2 EKBY brackets
- 1x10x4 pine board
- Minwax stain in Provincial
- wall anchors (optional)
- screw driver
- sand paper
- foam brush
- shop towel/rag
Cut your board down to length, these shelves were 2 ft wide. Sand all edges and faces of the boards until smooth.
In a well ventilated area apply your stain with a foam brush according to directions. After the first coat is dry apply a second.
I choose not to seal my shelves since they won’t be seeing heavy wear and tear. If you want to seal your shelves you can use a Ployurethane like this one.
Install your shelf brackets, I recommend wall anchors if you are not going to be using a stud. Make sure to level your brackets!
Secure your shelf to the brackets and you’re all done!
Besides for dry time, this project took less than 30 minutes to complete and under $15 for two shelves. I love the way they turned out but especially love the savings!
What do you think of this DIY? Comment below and let me know!