A year ago I added a rough-sawn maple shelf above my kitchen sideboard. The wood is a piece of reclaimed lumber that I found.
This is how it looks now:
I love open shelves so much I decided to add three more to the opposite wall. Brackets seem to be horribly expensive in the stores near me, minimum price is $8.99 per bracket so I popped into Ikea when I was away on vacation and bought 6 of the Ekby Valter brackets for $2 a pop instead. Woo hoo! Cute brackets and inexpensive to boot - that made me very, very happy!
I used another piece of reclaimed lumber cut down to two 36" lengths and sanded the pieces. I primed and painted the brackets and the shelves. I was going to hang them up fairly high on the wall to avoid the fridge door but that was too high for comfort. Instead I cut the shelf edges on an angle to allow for the fridge door to open wider. I used six brackets and I had all the paint and primer on hand already, so this project cost me $12.
I picked up this pot rack for $3 at a yard sale but couldn't find the right spot to hang it from the ceiling, so I hung it on the wall beside the stove. It worked out beautifully! I can hang all sorts of things from it, it's so handy.
Happy creating everyone!