My TV passion right now is watching “Fixer Upper” on the Home and Garden TV channel. The show features a husband and wife (Chip and Joanna Gaines), who live in Waco, Texas, on a restored farmhouse. They are so cute together and the show is delightful. Each episode of the show highlights how they restore fixer upper homes for other folks within their budget. It is amazing what they can do.
Joanna’s style tends to include antique pieces, industrial items, and of course farmhouse, especially open shelving, featured in most of the kitchens she designs.
My kitchen is old, small, and nothing expensive about it, no granite countertops or fancy backsplash. Recently, I did paint it a nice gray and we do have fairly new stainless appliances. Not much money for anything else, but for now I wanted to share a fun DIY project, spending less than $20.
It’s my little bit of farmhouse style using scrap wood.
Now that it is completed, I have a bit of farmhouse open shelving on a small wall in my kitchen. I really love the look and that it also allows me to display some of my white dishes, bowls, and pitchers.
The wood was a scrap piece I found in my garage, a 2″ x 8″. I had it cut into two pieces, sanded, and stained with Mimwax, Special Walnut. Purchased the brackets at Home Depot for $5 each. That was it!
A DIY project like this brings me joy, it is simple, clean looking, inexpensive, and so fun to put together.
Something I always try to remember about my home, “all that I have, is all that I need”.
I have a sweet home, filled with all the things I cherish, and blessed with love and laughter.
Blessings to all!