Monday, February 17, 2014

Rustic Tuscan Style Shelving ~ Using Fence Posts

Hi there, today I would like to share a creative, yet VERY simple and inexpensive way to create shelving in your home.
In the above picture, you will notice the woodwork on the wall, my idea was aimed to find something similar in color for my shelf idea.
I ran to Home Depot and found two pre-stained Fence Posts, only $11.00 each. I kept them just they way they were, because I love a rustic look! If you want to make this shelf, but want a different finish, just get the plain wood and stain it to your liking.
I like seeing the knots and imperfections in the wood...that's what gives it character. :)
I didn't know what to do with this wall, so the fence posts filled it in well. I ran to Hobby Lobby to get wall brackets because I saw them on sale last week for 50% off.  I screwed the fence posts in side by side to give me the width I was looking for to be able to accessorize with different items. 
My wall brackets, only $3.99 each at HL.
I sat two Tuscan jugs side by side and added some greenery.
Now although the colors aren't a perfect match (the wood trim and shelving) it's close enough.
A simple shelf can fill a large wall space nicely, and for $30.00 and some change, not bad! 
This greenery is also from Hobby Lobby, $11.99 original price, now 50% off.
I originally got two larger brackets that were too big, so what did I do with them? I used one of them to accessorize with in the photo above. Why not, right? It looks Tuscan, so I used it! ;)
The metal and wood wall embellishment is also from HL, now 50% off.
I did this very look in my living room, because the house did not come with a mantle, so I replicated it on this wall.
I'll show you the whole room soon, one more wall to fill. HA!
Thanks for stopping by! XO, Liz
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18 comments:

  1. Love it!! What a great idea!! Now if only I had a wall to do this on!! :)

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  2. Liz, It looks great. it is fun to see some natural wood in your home. That paneled wall looks great and the shelf makes a neat "mantle" in that room, too. Perfectly accessorized, Liz! Have a wonderful week- xo Diana

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  3. I love it and such a pretty vignette too. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  4. That looks great Liz...I love the iron brackets you used! Pretty display!

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  5. Looks beautiful, Liz! I don't think anyone would ever notice that the fence posts and your beautiful woodwork are not a perfect match.

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  6. Fantastic Liz! What a clever idea. Looks so pretty.

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  7. Hey Lizzie girl! So glad to see you again! I have missed your wonderful and creative blog!
    xo Kris

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  8. What a great idea- it gives a thick chunky look and it's definitely strong enough to hold most anything! The paneled walls look really intriguing! I hope you are enjoying your new digs!! Hugs, Liz

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  9. What a great idea! Looks lovely Liz.

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  10. What a pretty idea to fill a space! Love the wood tone and the accessories! Great job, Liz!

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  11. Great idea and the chunkiness of the wood is just perfect. How cool that you didn't even have to stain the wood! Jane

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  12. I think the wood trim and shelving match really well! I love the brackets you chose too. Very pretty, Liz! Hope you have a wonderful week!

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  13. Love ur ideas. Need help making my home Tucson

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  14. What a good idea for a shelf! You're a smart cookie, Liz. A question for you: are the metal brackets holding up the posts, or did you use some other means of attaching them to the wall?

    Thanks so much for joining Grace at Home! :)

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    2. Yes the metal brackets are all that is holding up the posts. I used drywall screws and was lucky to hit the studs, so its nice and secure.

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  15. Beautiful! What a lovely idea!

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  16. Thanks so much for sharing this thrifty idea at my party...it looks outstanding!!!!
    Blessings,
    Linda

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