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Friday, January 27, 2012

Ballard to Barn Wood

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About two years ago, my dad and hubby helped me make these Ballard Designs inspired shelves for my kitchen.

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I loved using them to hold my everyday dishes.
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But this fall, they were feeling a bit too feminine.  And since we hadn’t mounted them on studs, they were getting kind of wobbly.  I was constantly in fear that my dishes would all come crashing down.
So I replaced them with two reclaimed wood shelves.

The wood is from my Great Grandpa’s barn, and I prepped it by sanding it smooth and brushing on 3 coats of polycrylic .  I *thought* I took pictures of this process, but they seem to have disappeared.  Sorry.  img_5113

I screwed the shelf brackets to the studs this time, and screwed the shelves to the supports.  Those babies aren’t going anywhere! 

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In addition to my everyday dishes, these shelves are strong enough to hold some of my cookbooks and baking supplies and I’m still loving the dresser there. 

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Do you see the “new” turkey platter?  Maybe someday I’ll get tired of collecting all things turkey, but not yet!

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To see our total kitchen remodel, click here.
To see more barn wood projects, click here.
To see why I collect turkeys, click here.

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