Easy DIY Industrial Farmhouse Shelves

When we first moved into our home a year and a half ago, it was tan. Like, completely tan y'all. And, i'm not talking about light, airy tan. I'm talking about muddy tan.

When we were looking for a home to buy, I fell in love with it immediately. It was designed really well, and was very cohesive. The only catch was, it wasn't light and bright...and that's what i wanted. If you've been following along on my blog, or Instagram, then you already know that i have made some big changes to make this place my own. Like completely redoing my kitchen from dark to white (the post is coming) and adding shiplap to my entire entry way and hallway...you can find that post HERE.

But, this post is about the day i decided to change our downstairs family room to a brighter area and add a beautiful Industrial Farmhouse Shelving Unit to the wall to house our TV... and some of my favorite farmhouse finds. And today, I'm going to show you all how to do it!
This was the wall before...dark, no character, with a tv propped on an old desk i thrifted and refinished for my kids playroom loft from our last home.
Ive pulled the unit away from the wall here because painting this room in a lighter color was the first thing that needed to happen...my littles watched Ice Age while i worked!

Here's how it looked after i finished painting it:
Already so much brighter! Paint can do wonders!

Next, we planned out the shelving unit..the size of the unit for this tutorial is 8'8" wide by 7'6" tall by 11.25" deep, but you could make adjustments to make your unit fit whatever wall you are building it for.

Here's a pic of how it looked when we installed it:
For a Complete List of the materials i used and the easy how-to instructions, pop on over to my blog to read the rest of the post!
I hope you find the tutorial helpful and would love to hear from y'all if you build one or have questions!!

Have a great weekend!

Much Love,


One Horse Lane
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