I picked out a few wood pieces from my scrap pile/box to use for the shelf. I wanted to take the possible pieces to the kitchen to get a better idea for "under the counter" size preference.
Easy Under-Cabinet Kitchen Shelf
Using scrap wood and 2 spindles, I created this perfectly sweet farmhouse shelf for my kitchen.
I am always making something new from something old!
I used an "oops" color of green that we purchased last year from the hardware store.
Originally I debated what I wanted the depth of the shelf to be. I wound up going with the larger wood piece on the left.
I mean, go BIG or go home, right?!
These particular spindles were removed from an unsalvagable wood table. But, new spindles at the hardware store are fairly inexpensive. I cut them in half using my handy dandy rotary tool. If you are a crafter and don't have one of these, stop what you are doing right now and get one! Worth every penny!
All the spindles. Cut, sanded and cleaned. Ready to paint!
I did use washers to secure the wood screws I was drilling from inside the cabinet. Although I knew I wouldn't be putting anything heavy on the shelf, I like to ere on the side of caution....sometimes...
Here she is! Absolutely adorable and the perfect holder for my favorite cookbook! It would also make a great storage solution for coffee mugs, wine glasses or even dishes!
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