Rustic Industrial Kitchen Shelves

I had these very beautiful rustic industrial shelves custom made and it added such a nice touch to my kitchen.

Shelving hanging on white subway tile.

If you’ve been following my Instagram account, you might have noticed I was in Hawaii last week with my little family. We went to the big island for the first time and we loved it. We usually go to Maui but it was nice to change it up and travel to a new island. I hope you enjoyed Jennifer and Krista’s posts while I was away. I love those girls!

I’m now getting caught up on reader questions and I’ve had so many questions on the rustic kitchen shelves in my not-so-rustic cabin in the woods.

Seriously. Everyone wants open shelving! Who wouldn’t, right?

White kitchen with coffee maker on counter.

The renovation of a not-so-rustic cabin has been complete for a couple of months now with the exception of these gorgeous wooden shelves. I had them custom made for me. They came all the way from Alabama. Yep, Alabama to Vancouver, BC Canada!

White kitchen with clear and black pendant lights and wood floor.

I knew when we bought this place that the kitchen needed open rustic shelves. I immediately thought of Garlan. We met at Haven in 2013.

When I contacted him with the possibility of making some shelves for me, he was more than happy to accommodate. And he had them shipped to me! I gave him the dimensions, an image of what I wanted and that was it.

Wood shelves with black wrought iron.

Open shelving right now is hot (not that I follow trends).

What could be more perfect for cabin decor that is used by a lot of people? Who needs to guess where the cups and plates are when they are all open. It’s been working out so great.

Cups and plates on the kitchen shelves.

The shelves are incredibly thick. The rustic barn wood is gorgeous. I was worried that it might be a little too rustic for my plates and cups but the top of the shelves are polished smooth. Amazing.

Love the black metal brackets too.

Rustic industrial kitchen shelves / close up picture of the brackets.

Now that the kitchen is done, it’s really nice to head up to the not-so-rustic cabin and just relax.

I have some artwork still to put up on the walls. I’m going to frame a bunch of postcards for simple artwork.

Light fixture in front of shelves.

I love white and neutrals of course.

And whites with woods is my all time favorite look.

The wood just pops.

Wooden box on counter.

I love this cabin kitchen. And it feels so good that it’s all done now!

Black chairs beside kitchen counter.

What’s Left To Do in the Kitchen:

  1. Add custom rustic shelves over subway tile
  2. Replace broken dishwasher
  3. Window coverings

Source List:

    • Rustic shelves: Southern Accents Architectural Antiques
    • Kitchen chandelier:  National Builder Supply chandelier
    • Wall color:  Behr Marquee Varnished Ivory
    • Pendant lights:  Kenroy Home
    • Custom kitchen cabinets: DSP Kitchens
    • Countertops: quartz, local retailer (trying to get name of quartz I picked)
    • Subway Tile: Ames Tile
    • Faucet: Home Depot*
    • Wood-look ceramic tile: Nufloors (Forest Rain in the Pluie colour from the Casa Roma collection)
    • Kitchen cabinet handles: Richelieu
    • Rustic table:  Craigslist find
    • Mirror:  bought at a local shop about 15 years ago
    • White chairs:  Ikea

Disclosure:  Thank you, Southern Accents Architectural Antiques, for the gorgeous rustic shelves. All opinions are 100% my own.

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  1. Hi Jamie,
    Hawaii sounds pretty good right now. As I type, it is another cold and snowy day here in New Hampshire. The open shelving looks perfect for your getaway cabin. The wood warms and softens the whole look of the room.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Pieced Pastimes

  2. I love the rustic shelves! Gorgeous. I also noticed your drawer pulls. I almost bought the exact same
    ones for my new kitchen! I was afraid they stuck out too far and would catch clothes but I love them!

  3. Just another example of why we’re design soul sisters. I’m having way too much fun pouring over their website now. And I take several trips to Alabama every year since I have family there…this could be dangerous. 🙂 Love this entire space, Jamie!

    1. Lauren, we are design soul sisters! I wished I lived closer to them to raid their store. Let’s do a collaboration sometime this year.
      Hugs, Jamie

  4. Ohh my what a beautiful kitchen!!! Where did you get the pendant lights above your peninsula? They are amazing! Currently Reno-ing an entire house and finally..(phew)..picking out fixtures. So much inspiration here! I already have a blacksmith creating very similar brackets for my wood shelves 🙂

  5. Gorgeous…were in the beginning stages of our kitchen reno…love the open shelving…it has me rethinking. I’m a first time visitor to your blog…love it!!

  6. I love what you have done with your kitchen! The contrast between the white kitchen and rustic shelves is amazing! Thank you for sharing your kitchen at Outside the Box link party! We love it so much that we are featuring it this week during our link party post.

  7. Hello! I love these shelves! I am doing something similar in my living room. Can you tell me the length of the shelves? Also what is the depth? Thanks!!

  8. Hello! I love your kitchen and it’s similar to the look I would like to create. Could you tell me more about the shelves? Wood type, thickness? Also, could you please share the colors of your subway tile, counter and cabinets? The tiles look to be white? The counter some sort of sand or cream? And the cabinets, white? I love what you have done!
    Thank you in advance.

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