When we were completing our Farmhouse Kitchen Remodel, I knew I wanted extra shelving, but our budget was almost full. Here’s how we made some DIY kitchen shelves for $20.
See those open cabinets?
I lived with those for MONTHS. Originally, I was going to leave the doors off and have an open kitchen to display my dishes, but those 6 months without doors killed it for me.
Then I saw that open wall space behind the door!
Here’s how we used up an empty space to expand our pantry and get the shelves we wanted in our price range.
DIY Kitchen Shelves for $20
That empty space measures about a foot deep and 2 feet wide.
I talked to Trent to see if we could put open shelves there.
That way, I could get the open shelving look for my kitchen while leaving my cabinet doors on!
After we added the bead board surround on our pantry, we were ready to hang the shelves. You can read more about the pantry build over here.
We wanted to make sure it could bear the weight of anything heavy.
One bracket was secured to a stud and the other side was anchored with 65 lb screw anchors.
Then the real test was opening the door.
It fit beautifully and wasn’t going to be hit by my boys when they charge through the door like an elephant!
Do you have one of those?
Using leftover wood, I built this small rustic shelf to hold our dishes.
It was still the idea of open shelving, but not as prominent as above the counters.
I spent the afternoon filling up my shelves with my favorite vintage scales and I just love how it all looks!
I was able to utilize an unused space behind the door and expanded our pantry storage with these DIY kitchen shelves for $20!
Sometimes thinking outside the box is all we need to find a solution on a budget.