I’ll be honest with you guys right now. Sometimes I feel like my excitement over small, somewhat irrelevant things can be really annoying. And I say this because I know that’s probably how today’s post might come across, so let me just apologize in advance for my annoying-ness, ok? Good. Now, moving on. You guys, I found the perfect farmhouse style floating shelves for our breakfast nook and I’m SOOOOOO EXCITED. Not only are they exactly what I’ve been looking for, but they’re real wood and less than $30. BOOM! We got them installed this weekend and I seriously cannot believe how much I love them. On a scale of one to ten, I’m at a twelve. Really. They’ve given our breakfast nook the pizazz it was desperately needing and I’m just tickled pink about the whole thing. I styled them up and snapped a few photos to show you guys today!
Seriously, aren’t these the most perfect floating shelves ever?! I might be overly excited about them, but that’s because they remind me of the floating shelves in our master bathroom, which my father in law was kind enough to make for us several years ago. Remember those?! You can see them here. Those shelves took him a decent amount of time and energy to make, so when I stumbled these look-alikes for less than $30 I was absolutely thrilled.
I styled this for a really simple look with a few old books, one of my favorite candles, this cute little black clock, and a couple of small white pitchers. I also picked up that adorable bakery sign at a local shop recently and I just love it. And if you’re curious about that light, it’s actually not even hardwired. It’s just screwed to the wall. Who says faux lights can’t be decor, too?!
The awesome thing about these shelves is that they can be stained or painted to match any style. I’ve been loving the weathered wood look, especially with the white backdrop and pops of black, so I wanted to leave them natural like this. But if you’re more into a darker look you could stain them or even paint them to whatever color you like. And I gotta say, even though I love a good DIY project, I think these ready-to-go shelves are a no-brainer if you’re looking to add floating shelves in your home. They also come in a longer version too. These would be great stacked on top of each other over your couch, in your bathroom, kids rooms, dining room, etc. Anywhere your little heart desires!
Quick Tip: The key to installing floating shelves is to make sure you’re screwing them into studs on the wall. Even through our faux shiplap we were able to use a stud finder that helped us locate the stud edges in the wall. This is SO important because if you just screw them in willy nilly without a stud, they won’t be sturdy enough to hold anything. Plus they’re probably end up falling off the wall eventually and then you’ll be really sad. So finds those studs first!!
Ok, I’m done rambling now. Thanks so much for stopping in today. And let me know if you have any questions. xo