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DIY Galvanized Pipe Kitchen Shelves

You guys, I’m SO excited to share this post this week. Kieran and I made DIY Galvanized Pipe Kitchen Shelves over the weekend and I love how they turned out!! They give our kitchen a much-needed and desired rustic/homie vibe.

Kieran and I have been renovating our kitchen and it’s taking a looooong ass time. Mostly because we’re tackling much of the reno on our own or with friends. We’ve had our very own demo day, our friend Danyel helped with a design scheme, and we knocked out a whopper of a project, the kitchen/dining room floor transition.

The new floors heavily dented our savings account so we chilled out on DIY projects for a minute. Our tax return yielded some play money which of course we blew at the hardware store. Some girls like to spend money on clothes, makeup, and shoes but I geek out over nails, wood, paint, and beer… always beer.

Kieran and I jumped back into the DIY swing of things and knocked out shelving our kitchen desperately needed. As a refresher, here is the original design Danyel came up with:

Here are the DIY Galvanized Kitchen Shelves that we made 🙂

We modified the design to account for wall outlets and our overall aesthetic but nailed the principle symmetry. I struggled to design this space because of the large soffit hanging from the ceiling (pictured below). The soffit hides a bunch of wires and other house-ly crap so it’s easier for us to keep it than remove it. Danyel’s design artistically balances the wall space giving us style and much-needed storage. In other words, she nailed it!

Here’s our YouTube video explaining how we built our DIY Galvanized Pipe Kitchen Shelves:

Danyel provided the foundation for design but left planning what materials to use to us. We built a DIY Galvanized Mudroom in our dining room back in January of this year. From a design standpoint, I felt using the same materials to build our kitchen shelves would help tie the two rooms together. My house is painted in cool blue and grey tones so the walnut stain would give our kitchen some warmth.

Kieran gave in-depth directions on how we made the mudroom. Since we duplicated the same materials and piping for the DIY Galvanized Pipe Kitchen Shelves, I left the instruction element out of this post. However, our YouTube video shows additional build information which I encourage you to watch.

Here is the material list for this project:

-Lumber:
White Pine Common Board
1″x6″ – 8ft 1 board
1″x6″ – 6ft 2 boards
1″x2″ – 8ft 1 board
1″x2″ – 6ft 2 boards

– Pipes:
All Black 1/2″ size
8″ Pipe 6 pcs
6″ Pipe 2 pcs
2″ Pipe 2 pcs
Floor flange 4 pcs
1/2″ Coupling 14 pcs
1/2″x close Connector 6pcs
1/2″x1/2″ 90‑Degree Street Elbow 2 pcs

– Screws:

#9 3″ general purpose screws (18 used to anchor ledger board to the wall)
#7 2″ general purpose screws (about 18 used to attach the shelf to ledger board)
#7 2″ general purpose screws (16 used to attach floor flanges to wall & soffit)

– Wood finish:
Pre-stain
Dark Walnut
Polyurethane

I can’t begin to express how excited I am for our upcoming DIY projects. Kieran invested in a compound miter saw which will come in handy on almost every future build.

Here is a list of the projects we have coming down the pipeline:

  1. Building a similar galvanized pipe spice rack for the kitchen.
  2. Turning an entryway to our kitchen into a shallow pantry.
  3. Building a faux barn door (with barn door hardware) for the pantry.
  4. Finding a creative way to resurface our fireplace.
  5. Building out a walk-in closest in our bedroom.
  6. Build a coffee table.
  7. Build a wine rack and bar cart with both wooden and industrial elements.

This list isn’t in order as I’m not sure which we’ll complete next, but I look forward to future builds.

The reason I’m excited about these builds is that each project we complete going forward will make our house look and feel like a home. We threw all of our energy at the pain in the ass projects like taking down walls and painting, over the last couple of years, so it feels wonderful to be at this stage. The stage where we fill our walls and give our home some much-needed coziness.

I’m head over heels for our new DIY Galvanized Pipe Kitchen Shelving. They add style, functionality, and a rustic warmth to my deep blue kitchen walls. I won’t lie, one of my favorite parts of this project was shopping for cute planters and glass containers. I had fun, way too much fun.

If you’ve always wanted to make these types of shelves and have questions, leave a comment below! There are several ways to achieve this look so we’re always happy to discuss our thought process on design, materials, the actual build, ect. Note, Kieran and I consider ourselves beginner DIY’ers so comment if you know an easier technique other than the one(s) we use! We always appreciate the help and input, especially if you see we royally messed something up!

Alright, folks, that’s a wrap on my DIY Galvanized Pipe Kitchen Shelving post! Thank you so much for stopping by! I’m not 100% sure what we’re up to next week but I have a feeling it may be sushi or poke bowl related. Kieran and I have been invited to an Asian food theme potluck so I have spicy tuna rolls on the brain. The best part is when I make the ideas inside my brain and put them in my mouth. Mmmm, spicy tuna rolls sound baller right now!

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