If you were to ask me what my dream pantry would look like, I envision this walk in type of bright white room, housed with reclaimed wood pipe shelves from floor to ceiling. Complete with a repurposed screen door, with a quaint PANTRY sign.
Since I don’t have space for that dreamy pantry concept, I DO have space for the look and feel on a smaller scale… with a funky industrial farmhouse shelf made from reclaimed wood and pipes.
And you can bet a pantry sign came along for the ride!
Does this shelf look a little familiar to you? I just showcased another way to display it in my revamped for fall front entry HERE.
But this version was the original I stole it from, piece by piece. THIEF with a reason. 🙂
Introducing Pantry, at Funky Junk’s Old Sign Stencils HERE.
Pantry is one of the most requested stencil designs we receive, so we felt it was time to bring one to life!
The design is bold, yet timeless. Upper and lower case letters offer a softer approach. Added subtext was added for market sign appeal, but was designed to be easily taped off if you desire a more simple statement.
And this shelf project was a super fun, EASY project to whip up!
Of course it could be used for anything. Think kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, outdoors, front entry… but here it’s decked out to pantry-fy your life.
Here’s how I made it…
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1. Cut three planks to the same length, then give them a light sand.
Note: the top plank shelf will need to be a little deeper (front to back) than the lower two boards so the pipe fittings fit. (see 2nd picture above for an example, tutorial is HERE)
2. Gather up the appropriate pipe fittings as shown.
I used 3/4″ fittings. These were purchased brand new at the local hardware store.
Tap the brush up and down across the stencil, walking your fingers along to hold each area in place while painting.
I used Fusion Mineral Paint’s Coal Black for my paint of choice. It dries so quickly, and leaves the perfect crate effect imprint on reclaimed wood!
More tips on how to stencil are HERE
Tip: If you use a light hand in stencilling, you may be able to achieve this effect without sanding.
6. Dry fit the top shelf to help position the pipe fittings, then attach the short ends to the first plank with short screws, as shown.
Just for fun, I bounced the hook positions so the project would be less predictable. I like to play that game on myself…
8. Install was easy, everything was just screwed directly into the wall, one board at a time. But be sure to check out how I installed the shelf, and revamped it to suit my entry HERE.
This was staged in my photo studio, until I can dream up a way of actually incorporating this look into my kitchen. I’m really diggin’ that shelf!
I personally love the randomly placed hooks. It makes your things bounce around like they’re having one big happy pantry party, all beating to their own drum. Weekend party hooks!
But evenly spaced, aligned hooks would also look very smart, like they know what they’re doing. Big biz all the way. Office hooks?
Boy, this would make one sweet coffee shelf with one of the coffee stencils HERE.
Why you need a slightly deeper plank for the top shelf:
Because the lower pipe fittings are mounted to a board, the top fittings are pushed out towards you a bit more. The deeper board will handle the entire top fitting.
Being that the shelf is not supported against the wall direct, I kept the decorative items light. If you wished to add real weight to the top, you’d need some type of brackets to mount the shelf direct to the wall for added support.
More space with a premade cupboard:
Add a little premade cupboard to the mix. Add planks along the top to extend the surface, and casters on the bottom, for easy moving and more of an antique look.
This fun project just about makes me think I could rebuild my entire kitchen with this look!
Don’t even encourage me…
The Pantry stencil can be found in my store HERE.
Or save on shipping, and inquire if a local Fusion Mineral Paint merchant stocks it HERE
Disclosure: I work with Fusion Mineral Paint because I love the stuff, which is sent to me for free to create with. The stencils are from my own collection.
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