Easy DIY Farmhouse Shelves

DIY Farmhouse Shelves are easy to build, and a quick afternoon project! Add functional storage and aesthetic to any space.

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If you’re looking for extra storage space, a place for decor, or perhaps a combination of both, these farmhouse shelves are a great answer. They’re a simple and easy afternoon project, won’t break the bank, and add so much to the space. We built them in our laundry room, and they’ve added both storage functionality and aesthetic!

DIY Farmhouse Shelves

Best of all, they’re an easy afternoon project, thanks to the industrial pipes.  That’s totally my thing—easy projects that make a huge difference, and that’s definitely the case here.

Farmhouse Laundry Room Shelves


Per shelf–(these measurements are based on the shelves we made, you can alter based on need)

DIY Farmhouse Shelves | oldsaltfarm.com


TIP: If you don’t have a saw, you can ask Home Depot or Lowe’s to make cuts for you. I’ve had them do it for free, but they may charge a small fee.


The hardest part of this whole project was lining up the shelves to fit in the space, and having the measurements work with the location of the studs.  You have to screw the hardware into studs, and usually they’re about 16 inches part.

I used 12 inch boards for the shelving, but you can use a different width board–whatever you prefer and will work in your space. The shelves are stained, but I almost painted them white. You can do stain or paint–whatever works best in your space.

1.  Measure your space (the measure again!), check for studs (the screws have to go in to the studs!), and figure out where your shelves will go.  Mark with a pencil.

BUILDING TIP: Always, always check for studs first! We used a stud finder to locate the studs, and even though it wasn’t exactly where I would have put the shelves, we had to go with it.

2. Use a drill and drywall screws to screw in the flanges to the wall.

3.  Screw in the pipe to the flange.

4.  Add the end cap.

5. Repeat for each pipe.

DIY Farmhouse Shelves | oldsaltfarm.com
DIY Farmhouse Shelves | oldsaltfarm.com
DIY Farmhouse Shelves | oldsaltfarm.com

6. Cut your board(s) to length.  Stain or paint, then let dry completely.

7.  Set on top of pipes.

DIY Farmhouse Shelves | oldsaltfarm.com

That’s it!  Easy, peasy! You’ve got super cute farmhouse shelves that are functional and practical–or for decor.

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Can you paint the shelves instead of using stain?

Absolutely! Whatever your preference is will work the same. Just be sure to let dry completely.

Is this a beginner project?

Yes! This is a great beginner project, because you don’t need any special tools (a drill is needed), and there isn’t a lot of

On the shelves I keep containers of laundry soap, fabric softener, and clothespins, and they’re used daily and work well for laundry room organization.  I love having them in close proximity, but up and out of the way of little hands. I also added a few decor items, and it really adds a lot of charm to this room.  I’m so happy with them!

Organization and Decor Sources

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