DIY Repurposed Barn Wood Shelves

The Power Tool Challenge Team is starting the new year off with this month’s theme of “Organization.”  The new year always brings about changes and we always seem to focus on getting rid of clutter and making our homes better organized.  A great way is to organize these repurposed barn wood shelves.  

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A few months back, we purchased some old barn wood for various projects we wanted to complete.  We mainly bought it to make wood frames for some large mirrors I found at a garage sale.  

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I had to have this old wormhole and live edge piece.   It was the perfect width for the shelves I wanted above the coffee bar and having the live edge on them, I knew they would be perfect.  I ran them through the Rigid planer to remove all the years of dirt and grime that was covering them.  The wood had been sitting outside in all the Ohio elements.  

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I had to use the hand sander on the live edges.  I stained the shelves using General Finishes Java Gel and sealed with Minwax wipe-on poly.  


I found these awesome wrought iron shelf brackets at a garage sale for $10 for all four of them.  I, of course, purchased them before I even knew they would be in my home holding these beautiful repurposed barn wood shelves.  I purchased this cafe rod to run between the brackets to hold the coffee mugs.  Remember its all about using the space you have to maximize the area for the organization.  


I made this cute chalkboard wooden labels for the baskets that hold the coffee pods.  I purchased these baskets when they were on sale for 50% off awhile back because I liked them so much and now I finally have the perfect home for them.   I also found these chalkboard labels if you don’t already have black chalkboard paint on hand.  


You can read all about the coffee bar makeover and see what I used to convert it to a coffee bar.  It was a 1940’s radio cabinet.  You need to go over and see the before.  


Now to organize the rest of the house and get rid of the things we no longer need or use.  Make sure you stop over to see how the other ladies are organizing their homes and what projects they have completed this month.  

Power Tool Challenge Team 2017 Organization Projects

The Kim Six Fix – Under Cabinet Storage

My Repurposed Life – Repurposed Drawer Dog Toy Box

H2OBungalow – DIY Hanging Jewelry Organizer

Create And Babble – Pallet Wood Entryway Bench with Shoe Storage

The DIY Bungalow – Reclaimed Wood Shelves

Designed Decor – Repurposed Radio Cabinet Coffee Bar Drink Station

Domestically Speaking – Easiest DIY Drawer Organization

Refresh Restyle – Mudroom Storage Idea

My Love 2 Create – Drawer Storage Shelf

Virginia Sweet Pea – 2 x 4 DIY Shelving Unit Storage Shelf

Thrift Diving – Peg Board Organizer Box




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23 Responses to DIY Repurposed Barn Wood Shelves

  1. I love this project! I love the shelves you used with the barn wood and I love how the whole coffee station came together! The rod for the coffee mugs is the perfect touch. Great job!

  2. These shelves were the perfect addition to your coffee bar area! Those brackets were a great find – lucky you! How clever of you to add the curtain rod! Pinning!

  3. You shelves are so pretty, old barn wood is the best. The whole set up is perfect, and that radio cabinet makeover…love the color!

  4. Who in the world needs Starbucks?!? Not when you can just go to Dede’s house! πŸ˜‰ Love the whole get-up here, girl. Now, to invite the friends over for coffee… πŸ™‚ Pinning!

  5. Love this project but honestly, as soon as I read “barn wood”, you had me! The brackets that you used were a great find and I like how you added the rod for hanging coffee mugs. That was super smart!

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