When we decided to take the cabinets down, I had a vision of installing reclaimed wood shelving.
It was a tough decision to take down the cabinets that were above the oven. But, it had to be done so that the kitchen felt open. Since the cabinets were coming down, we needed to recover some of the storage. We chose to install open shelving.
After looking at a bunch of different types of shelving, we picked a reclaimed wood shelf. It gave the room a cozy, clean feel that we loved. Below, you will find two options that we really liked.
1. Reclaimed Wood Shelf – Java
2. Reclaimed Wood Shelf – Barnwood
They were beautiful, but not exactly it. After some research, I stumbled upon the shelving at West Elm. They had so many different options. Once I saw the branches, I fell in love.
But, there was one issue – I wasn’t obsessed with the silver support branches. Due to the fact that I had spray painted the knobs for the kitchen (See Post Here) I was willing to test it out on the shelving. To be honest, I was nervous. What if I hated the gold branches? What if the color was wrong?
At first, the branches were too gold for my liking. Since I’m a fan of the antiqued gold color, I chose to spray over the gold with a bronze color (twice) and was really pleased with the results. I probably could have done another shade deeper of the bronze color so that they were more of a champagne color.
Below are some images of the project as it took shape.