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Simple DIY Kitchen Shelves

Simple DIY Kitchen Shelves

Ever since Remodelista contributing editor Justine met blogger Katrin Scharl, they bonded over a mutual enthusiasm for old houses and warm shades of gray. Justine has enjoyed following the DIY trials and triumphs of her spacious home in the Germany countryside. Some of Katrin’s projects are quite ambitious (like refinishing the floors herself). Others, like this simple Ikea hack, leave you thinking, “Gee, why didn’t I think of that?” Here is Katrin’s brilliant project for the kitchen.

Above: Katrin’s newly painted Ikea shelves complement her recently renovated kitchen.

Above R: With saw in hand, Katrin’s husband customized one side of Ikea’s Besta shelves ($150) to fit the corner of their newly renovated kitchen.

Above L: By painting the shelves’ interiors with Farrow and Ball Down Pipe (left over from her library renovation), Katrin created a strong accent piece that feels more unified with the rest of the room.

Above: From ho-hum to wow: the finished shelves receive a final bit of order from Ikea’s Branäs baskets; $12.99.

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7:23AM PDT on Jun 13, 2013

we dont have space for shelving, but luckily we have tons of cabinet space :)

4:20AM PDT on May 17, 2013

WOW - they look great.

1:14PM PDT on May 12, 2013

Storage is always needed. Thank you for tips.

2:07AM PDT on May 4, 2013

If I don't find suitable bookshelves soon (from yard sales, thrift stores) I am going to have to have my stepdad build me some.

5:43AM PDT on Apr 23, 2013

Very nice... thanks for sharing.

8:12AM PDT on Apr 18, 2013

Nice! Thanks.

2:52AM PDT on Apr 18, 2013


6:28AM PDT on Apr 17, 2013

cool ty

6:30PM PDT on Apr 16, 2013

Fab, thanks.

12:37AM PDT on Apr 16, 2013

Storage is good and you made them look great! Thanks.

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