Ahh, I’m so behind on sharing my house renovation progress. But since we’ve had SO MANY QUESTIONS how to make our farmhouse entryway shelf, we are sharing the official tutorial today. It’s super easy since all you need are a handful of supplies so here are the quick details that we’ve been asked the most about. The size of the shelf is 2″ thick x 12″ deep. You’ll cut it to whatever length fits your space, ours is a 6′ long shelf, half of the length of my 12′ bench underneath. The corbels for my dining room farmhouse shelves were from Home Depot but these chunky corbels were purchased online since I wanted them to be heftier but still affordable. Read on for how easy it was to assemble.
- 2 wood corbels
- 1 2″ x 12″ piece of pine wood (Home Depot, we cut ours to 6′ long on our miter saw)
- wood stain (we used Minwax “Special Walnut”)
- gloves + a rag
- drill + screws
Stary by staining the corbels and wood shelf by dipping the rag in the stain; rub it into wood then wipe off with a clean end of the rag.
Repeat until finished. We did 1 coat on each to keep it a lighter tone, you can do as many layers as you like until your desired color is achieved. Let them dry for an hour or until dry to the touch.
Now that you’ve stained your wood and corbels, get ready to hang it. Our vision for our new shiplap wall has always included a shelf (like our old entryway) and we were so excited to find the perfect rustic corbels to pull the look together.
Our wall is roughly 14′ long and it was difficult to fill the full length before. We temporarily hung our fun home sweet home wood cutouts above my favorite thrifted church pew to take up space.
To hang the shelves, find a stud, install an anchor and screw in your 4-6″ screw.
To secure the wood to the corbels, screw directly into the top of the wood into the top of the corbels (you’ll use 4 screws total, 2 on each side).
That’s all there is to it! It took me an hour or so, start to finish. I promise you that you can make this lickity split!—I even hung it by myself because my husband got a bomb call out (cop wife problems), it was a little intense weight-wise but I did it!
I already swapped out a few pieces of decor, lol…can you spot the differences? 🙂
Are you in love with those black pendants? Me too! Read all about my favorite barn lights here.
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