Welcome back to the next to last installment of our kitchen series!

(You can catch up here: Part I, Part II, and Part III!)

Just as a reminder, here’s what we are dealing with…(well, dealt with)…

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When we moved in and the kitchen was livable, we knew we wanted open shelves but waited a while to let our budget recover slightly.

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We made this work fine for a year but I was ready for two and knew my style was evolving (and my photography skills!). IMG_0220
Later in the year, Russ added the open shelf-using stair treads and we loved them just like that for an entire year. But I knew in my head I always wanted two…so this past weekend…we jumped on it!

The pictures are pretty self-explanatory…the frustrating part was that the original shelf we hung was not quite centered so we had to take it down to adjust. So when you see holes, that’s what they are!

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We used stair treads from Lowe’s and a 1×12 that we painted white.

 

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The other tricky part was making sure they were level with each other.

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We definitely had to use dry wall screws to help secure them to the wall!

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The NEXT tricky part was lining them up with each other!

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Restless Arrow White Open Shelves (10 of 14)

 

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I had to let the white cure slightly before we could screw it in on top! That was so frustrating (only to me!) because I really, really wanted to style them. If you follow me on Instagram, you saw the china I scored Saturday morning to finish them off! Can you believe all of it was so cheap!?!?

We used a combination of things collected to style and I absolutely LOVE walking in the kitchen now!

Restless Arrow White Open Shelves (2 of 2)We used IKEA mint plates (that they no longer have) and white IKEA plates, some white plates we picked up at Ross (one of those clearance sets of 6 YEARS ago!), and the rest came from a thrift store! Well, minus the cake stand (Southern Living-gift, white pitcher-my mom’s, and white scalloped bowl-Pier 1 from my mom!).

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Restless Arrow White Open Shelves (1 of 2)

 

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Restless Arrow White Open Shelves (1 of 1)

 

Restless Arrow White Open Shelves (1 of 1)

Next week will be the full reveal! Can’t wait to see you then with some close up shots and more details!
Linking here: One Krieger Chick

 

 

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