Restoration Hardware Shelf Hack

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Restoration Hardware Shelf Hack

Last spring, I spotted a shelf in the Restoration Hardware catalog that I absolutely loved, but I wasn’t feeling the same love for the price. It would have been $285 for the shelf and another $25 for the shipping. Youch!

Fortunately, I knew it was something that my husband and I could easily replicate.

After procrastinating for far too long, we finally tackled this project last week. Here’s what we did:

We hit the plumbing aisle at the home improvement store and picked up two 12-inch long pieces of threaded 3/4-inch galvanized pipe, two caps and two floor flanges. Then, we swung by Wal-Mart for flat black spray paint and stain (it’s much cheaper there).

We screwed the pieces together, and painted them black. Then, we stained a 38-inch long 2″ x 12″ board (leftover from another project).

When everything was dry, my husband hung the shelf. Here’s the end result:

Industrial Shelf

Nice, huh? And it didn’t cost us $310, plus tax or anything close to that. In fact, I just totaled our receipts, and we spent $53.27

At that price, we could afford two. And we built another shelf to go over the door to my office.

Over-the-Door Shelf - Close-Up

This one added seven feet of storage space to my office. Nice!

Over-the-Door Shelf

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