Farmhouse Style Floating Shelves

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!

Farmhouse style floating shelves in the kitchen. The perfect floating shelves for any space in your home! Easy floating shelves are great for extra storage or to display decor pieces.

Farmhouse style floating shelves in the kitchen. The perfect floating shelves for any space in your home! Easy floating shelves are great for extra storage or to display decor pieces. Farmhouse style floating shelves in the kitchen. The perfect floating shelves for any space in your home! Easy floating shelves are great for extra storage or to display decor pieces.

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.

Farmhouse style floating shelves in the kitchen. The perfect floating shelves for any space in your home! Easy floating shelves are great for extra storage or to display decor pieces. Farmhouse style floating shelves in the kitchen. The perfect floating shelves for any space in your home! Easy floating shelves are great for extra storage or to display decor pieces.

Farmhouse style floating shelves in the kitchen. The perfect floating shelves for any space in your home! Easy floating shelves are great for extra storage or to display decor pieces.

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?!

Farmhouse style floating shelves in the kitchen. The perfect floating shelves for any space in your home! Easy floating shelves are great for extra storage or to display decor pieces.

Farmhouse style floating shelves in the kitchen. The perfect floating shelves for any space in your home! Easy floating shelves are great for extra storage or to display decor pieces.

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

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The Comments

  • Vicki
    August 22, 2018

    Those shelves are beautiful, love how you’ve styled them, and the light overhead is awesome! You never need to apologize for getting excited over home decor or anything else for that matter, that’s who you are and what makes your blog so fun and personal! Keep sharing and caring and being your sweet self😊

  • Angela Servello
    August 22, 2018

    Ditto !! Vicki hit it right on the head. Hugs and kisses, Angela πŸ‘πŸŒˆ

  • Shirley
    August 22, 2018

    Those are the cutest! They really compliment your dining area and all of its accessories.

    • Sarah
      > Shirley
      August 23, 2018

      Thanks so much Shirley!

  • Alyssa
    August 22, 2018

    Wow I love these!! And I can’t believe they’re from Target! I need these in my life now!

    • Sarah
      > Alyssa
      August 23, 2018

      Right?! I don’t know if they’re new or if I’ve just been living under a rock. But Target wins again!!

  • Jen D.
    August 22, 2018

    These are gorgeous. I also get excited about the little things. Thanks for sharing!

    • Sarah
      > Jen D.
      August 23, 2018

      High five to that Jen! xo

  • Dana
    August 22, 2018

    You are absolutely right…..those shelves are stunning!! Of course, I don’t expect anything but stunning from you! πŸ™‚ The breakfast nook is so pretty and delightful!! I’m glad you shared this space with us!

    • Sarah
      > Dana
      August 23, 2018

      Aw thank you Dana, you are always so kind!!

  • Lana Cunningham
    August 22, 2018

    Love your style Sarah! I clicked on the link for the pitchers and see the big ringed one (sadly they’re out of stock) but don’t see the small one. Is it available? Also, that gorgeous light fixture, where is it from? Thank you for continuely brightening my day πŸ™‚

    • Sarah
      > Lana Cunningham
      August 23, 2018

      Do you mean that smaller white pitcher on the top shelf? That was actually just a random find at an antique shop! If that’s not what you meant just let me know.

  • Kim
    August 22, 2018

    They look gorgeous, Sarah!! And you have them styled so beautifully! I bet you could put a puck light in that light fixture πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ–€

    • Sarah
      > Kim
      August 23, 2018

      I actually had one in there for a while but I took it out because we never used it!

  • Sissy zugg
    August 22, 2018

    Cute…as expected!

    • Sarah
      > Sissy zugg
      August 23, 2018

      Thank you!! xo

  • Amy
    August 22, 2018

    Pretty! Would you ever consider doing a follow up review on the puck lights? I see you have them in a few places in your home now.

    • Sarah
      > Amy
      August 23, 2018

      You know, to be honest I didn’t really end up using them ver often. So I took them out of our lights! But they did work well when we had them turned on.

  • Heather
    August 22, 2018

    Great find, Sarah, and you styled them perfectly! ❀️

    • Sarah
      > Heather
      August 23, 2018

      thank you Heather!

  • sandra steele
    August 22, 2018

    HELLO – WHERE DID YOU PURCHASE THOSE PICTURE HANGERS WITH CHAINS! as always love your blog THANKS!

  • Kathy
    August 22, 2018

    I love these shelves and I love the way you styled them. I like the natural wood look with your white too. We are putting up shelves in a couple of places in our little house, so your timing with this story is perfect for me.

    • Sarah
      > Kathy
      August 23, 2018

      Oh yay!! Good luck hanging your shelves Kathy.

  • Brenda Johnson
    August 22, 2018

    They are perfect for that space! I’m such a vignette person, so always love seeing your small design ideas!

    • Sarah
      > Brenda Johnson
      August 23, 2018

      I love the small design details too Brenda. It’s always fun to put little things together!

  • Becky
    August 22, 2018

    Hi Sarah, I’m so late in reading your post. πŸ˜– I really like the shelves. It’s so darn cute how excited you get! I love that about you. I get excited over lighting a new candle at. night. lol. Love your blog Sarah. xoxo

    • Sarah
      > Becky
      August 23, 2018

      I get excited about that too Becky!! Candles are just one of those small, comforting things that I LOVE. Good reason to get excited! xo

  • Maria
    August 23, 2018

    I’m going to do this in my office. Love the black light above. Didn’t you do a story or tutorial on them? Are they hardwired?

    • Sarah
      > Maria
      August 23, 2018

      Yes I did! They aren’t hardwired. Just screwed into the wall. I had a puck light in there for a while but i took it out because I never turned it on.

  • Jodi
    August 23, 2018

    Love the floating shelves! I would be giddy too! And the way you styled them is as usual… AMAZING! And you just gave me a great idea for an obvious blank space with that faux light!

    • Sarah
      > Jodi
      August 23, 2018

      Oh good! Glad I could help Jodi πŸ™‚

  • Ivory
    August 24, 2018

    Fabulous floating shelves. I also love how and where you have them displayed in your home. Thanks for tis helpful post.

    • Sarah
      > Ivory
      August 26, 2018

      thank you Ivory! xo

  • Ellie corazzini
    March 6, 2019

    New subscriber!
    Love the way u do your research…makes easy work of decisions
    Keep up excellent work!!!

  • Ticia
    July 25, 2019

    Hi Sarah!

    I am curious about the length of your shelves. I’m hoping to do something like them in our kitchen. They are no longer available using the link. Thanks! Love your blog! Very inspiring!

  • Carol
    June 27, 2020

    Love your enthusiasm especially over affordable products!
    Love the shelves but I especially love the idea of the light above the shelves, very cute!
    Would you share the wall color there?