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Ballard to Barn Wood

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

I loved using them to hold my everyday dishes.
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! 


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. 


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


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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Funky Junk Interiors Pallets and Reclaimed Wood Projects 
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