Remember the shelves I installed earlier? Well, since I didn't think ahead I didn't have any pictures on how I made the brackets for this. I just finished installing a second pair of shelves and was able to capture step by step how to get the industrial looking brackets.
I purchased 1" pipe fittings at Home Depot. I bought the bracket, 10" pipe and cap...total of four each. Also, get four 1-1/2 inch long black #10 wood screws. Make sure that these screw fit into your holes, nice and flush.
I then assembled them and spray painted them with Rust Oleum Multicolor Textured paint in Aged Iron. After this dried I spray painted them in a flat black.
Super easy, right?
The tricky part is hanging these bad boys. It's best if you can get the north and south hole in to a stud. That way you don't have to worry about using wall anchors, hitting electrical lines or drilling 1/4" holes into your HVAC duct work...I mean, not that anyone would do that right? And not while their husband was gone watching a football game? Or while their young children were playing nearby as sparks flew out of the hole? I mean, really...WHO WOULD DO THAT?!?
*This girl did...watch where you're drilling holes, people! Avoid outlets and make sure you know how to use a stud finder! My husband likes to point out that I know how to use a stud finder...Yes, honey...I get it...You're the stud...
**Next blog post? How to patch drywall holes!
Final step is to add your shelves. Again, I used 2x10 at 36" that I purchased from a local guy who sells old barn wood. I love them. They have cool notches and holes that add so much character. But you could easily just buy the boards and distress them yourself! I stained these in Minwax Early American. Use a preconditioner as it makes the stain go on nice and even.
Oh, and use latex gloves...trust me!
Now get building!