Hanging Kitchen Shelves & Styling Tips
We wanted some extra storage for our kitchen that matched better than the free standing shelf we had before!
Here's the shelf we were using before. It was Okay, but not great.
Drawing Up What I Might Want
I drew this in the paint app on my phone. I just wanted to estimate what kind of design I was thinking about before I researched the pieces.
Clear the Space
Here's the wall without anything on it.
Painters Tape on the Wall To Determine Length, Height, and Number of Shelves
We used Painter's tape to mark off the height of the shelves and how long we might want them to be. This allows us to get the maximum length so I can research shelves that are available for purchase.
Stud Finder, Four Small Lines at Top are Studs
The four lines at the top are where the studs are. So those were the best places to put the screws and the brackets.
Screw Brackets Into Studs To Allow Most Weight
We chose to use the studs on the outer most part of the shelves.
Determine Whether We Want Additional Brackets in the Middle
We had enough brackets to do four on each shelf so here we were holding them up so we can check it out. I ended up not liking it as much.
Make Sure You Like Height *IMPORTANT!*
Can you put the things you need on the bottom shelf with the height of the shelf above it? Don't put it too low and find out that nothing is short enough to fit. Here we also decided not to use the middle brackets.
Here's the finished product with some items on the shelves!
Styling Tips Once You Get Them UP!
- Add PLANTS to your shelf, 2. LAYER your items, 3. Make it PERSONAL!!!