Did you guys catch our nursery reveal ? I still can’t believe that my creepy attic is now our baby’s sweet little nursery. Well, today I’m back with a super easy and inexpensive DIY that came out of this room…..PIPE SHELVES!! I’ve always wanted to make pipe shelves but really never had a reason to. I was also very overwhelmed with the pipe selection at Home Depot and Lowe’s. SO. MANY. PIPES. Not only did I need to figure out which pieces I needed, but I also needed to figure out the sizes. Oh, and did I mention the price? Real pipes are super expensive. UGGGHHHH. This was going to be a lot more complicated than I thought.
I decided to scratch the whole pipe shelf idea (so sad) and just go for regular brackets. That’s when I got super lucky and found exactly what I was looking for in…..HOBBY LOBBY. I was shopping for brackets and found that they sell all the pieces that you need to make pipe shelves. Who knew?!? It was so simple and so easy. The best part is that they were also half off (they are half off every other week). So here is what you need to get started.
Pipes from Hobby Lobby
Wood for Shelves (Here is what I used)
Spray Paint (optional)
Above are the total number of each pipe that I needed to make ONE bracket. I made a total of 3 brackets in all.
Here is an example of ONE bracket.
I needed to make 3 brackets for my space. After I had all of the pieces, I literally just started putting them together like a puzzle. Each bracket took around 5 minutes to make. After I made my brackets, I had my husband tighten them even more. This step is very important. I then decided to spray paint them with a hammered spray paint because I wanted my shelves to have a galvanized look to them. This step is optional.
After you get them level and screwed into the wall, just add your preferred shelves. I used grey shiplap barn wood to match my walls. I love how this wood looks on the shelves!
And here are my shelves all finished and decorated! I seriously had the best time making these shelves. They added so much character to his little nursery, and he LOVES them. The best part about pipe shelves is that you can make them however you like. They are so easy to add on or take away in order to fit your space.
I added these cute locker baskets from Hobby Lobby for his blocks and books. I also added some Hobby Lobby wood crates at the bottom for extra storage. All of the wall and shelf decor were also purchased from Hobby Lobby.
I’m not gonna lie, it feels so good to say that I made these shelves all by myself. I’m all about an easy DIY, and this one was one of the easiest. The total cost of the shelves was around $175. That is a little more than half of what a real pipe shelf was going to cost me. I am thrilled with the end result!!
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