Since we’ve moved in to the ole Barker Ranch, I’ve been left feeling frustrated at our formal dining space. We’ve never had a formal dining space before and as much as I hate to admit it, sometimes I get design paralysis. It’s true. I just can’t make up my mind and don’t want to do anything I’ll regret. I’m proud to say I just recently got over the latest bout of design paralysis and have a good vision on the formal dining room. Now that we’ve been here several months, Coach and I are in agreement that we’ll be moving the fabulous living room rug into the formal dining room and replacing it with something cozier and bigger.
We I obviously didn’t realize just how big of a rug we needed.
The formal dining room is where my original farmhouse table is currently housed making it a tad less formal of a dining space – which is totally ok with us! Coach and I are more of a paper plate kinda household rather than fine china. However, I did want to set the space apart from the other spaces in our house and display some of my items. While searching the great wonder of Pinterest one day, I found the perfect solution – DIY rustic cedar shelves. I was just going to make my own. And you can’t beat this price…less than $40!
If you didn’t know this already, Home Depot is super helpful. They have these people who will help you find the perfect piece of wood and will cut it for you. I love me some Home Depot.
To make the shelves, I purchased the following items:
This is the cedar prior to staining. I loved the rustic look and it provided me an opportunity to tie in the cedar mantel we have in our formal living room.
Isn’t that stain just gorgeous!?
Once the stain is dry – 4-6 hours – then attach the plumbing pieces together and secure to the wall. This is where I’ll tell you that Coach was super excited about how easy they were to drill into the wall. Like I don’t think I’ve seen him that excited about hanging something for me.
The last – and most fun – thing I did was to style them! I can’t wait to change out my decor for the upcoming holiday seasons. You know we do Home Team Holidays over here!