Instead of replacing the upper cabinets with new cabinets, the owners build open shelves using rustic pine boards and IKEA brackets. To complete the farmhouse look, they stain and seal the shelves with finishing wax.
The open shelves in this kitchen allowed designer Judy O'Neil Labins to make the most of the salmon pink color she chose for the walls. Pretty shelf brackets, colorful dishes and a collection of art pieces add to the space's cottage charm.
The custom reclaimed shelves with brass brackets allow the homeowners to display their favorite glassware and other curated objects, while cabinetry on the opposite wall provides closed storage for everything else. White subway tile is accented with dark charcoal grout for a bistro look.
The master bedroom's walk-in closet cleans up in the storage department, but in a very wallet-friendly way. Shelves were made out of white oak planks supported by heavy-duty steel brackets, an Etsy find. Baskets corral hats and other bulkier accessories. And hanging rods handle shirts and jackets.
Storage Dilemma: You need to create storage in an odd-shaped room or closet. Solution: Create versatile storage that takes advantage of every inch available with racks and shelves secured with brackets. An adjustable mounting system also allows you to fit the space and change the configuration as your needs change.
A trio of industrial-style sconces provide task lighting over the kitchen sink and prep area. Black quartz countertops top the muted gray cabinets, while white subway tile creates a contrasting backsplash. Open shelving with wrought iron brackets keep dishes and mugs handy.
In order to give the ready-made bookshelves a custom, architectural look, Matt and Jodi had a contractor install the two pairs back-to-back. Once the bookshelves were attached to the walls with L-brackets, the exposed sides were clad with luan and trimmed out with 1x3 MDF (medium density fiberboard) paint in the same shade of white as the melamine shelves.
To open up this formerly small kitchen, a wall was removed and replaced with a spacious island that integrates a glass-top range and much-needed cabinetry. Contrasting against the black quartz countertops is a backsplash made from white subway tiles, which extend up to the ceiling. Open shelving with wrought iron brackets provide convenient and attractive display for dishware and accessories.
In this beautiful white kitchen, seen on HGTV's Sarah's House, vintage brackets are given a coat of light yellow paint and repurposed to create open shelving. Behind the countertop, the wall is dressed up with grey stone tile and a smaller tile accent strip. A mixed selection of white and colorful dishes, an antique kitchen scale a set of deer antlers add a rustic flair.
The kitchen is home to another DIY moment. With some hardware brackets, and a solid piece of reclaimed wood that eventually had to be cut to size, the couple installed open shelving. It’s the perfect place to house their collection of ceramic dishware. A space was also added to hang pots to dry. The genius design allows water from the pots to drip right into their overflowing plant in the kitchen.