The Pipe Shelves Are Done

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I was finally able to bring my newly constructed pipe shelves (check out how I installed them)inside. After five days the horrible teak oil smell was finally (pretty much) gone. I absolutely love them, I actually find myself passing by the front door just to look at them.

floating-pipe-shelves-closeup view

I had fun styling them with a few items I already had around the house. It was like shopping, but for free. No sense in buying something new to put on a salvaged wood shelf right!? There was one new item though, a gift from my mother in law. She knows I love owls and she gave me the cutest ceramic owl from West Elm.

west elm owl gift

That’s where the push to build the pipe shelves came from. We’ve had the piece of salvaged wood outside for like a month, but when I got the owl I knew it would look fabulous on the shelf. That’s when I decided to finally build the shelves and put them in the entry.

 Just to remind you, here’s what the entry looked like before. Plain jane, nothing special.

entry before

Here it is with my new pipe shelves, yay!

entry decor 2

pipe shelves at entry 2

floating pipe shelves 2

entry pipe shelf 1

I also finally found a spot fo my sunburst mirrors, they had been floating around the house since I made them.

starburst miror 2

We’re also finally making a dent in our to do list in here. Now we just gotta get:

-A new rug (this one’s pretty much had it)

worn entry rug

-A new light fixture (I’ve already got something in mind). This one replaced the grandma styled one we had in there before. But now that the pipe shelves are in, it just looks too boring.

plain entry light

Some other stuff we have yet to do, which we’ll get to eventually:

– Remove the dreaded popcorn ceiling

– Replace the tile floor

– Finally finish the stairs

– Do something in the hallway

– Add some more lighting in the hallway


But for now I’m enjoying the view…

diy pipe shelves 1

Update: Check out how I made the vintage bird egg specimen art, it’s really easy!

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The Pipe Shelves Are Done — 19 Comments

  1. I love you pipe shelves, how did you come up with idea? Your entryway is on it’s way (haha) to looking good. I’m like you don’t know how anyone loved the popcorn ceilings? So glad you shared your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – your creativity helped make the party a success!

  2. Jacky, how sweet of you to include my gift owl in your pipe shelves project. I continue to be so proud of being your mom-in-law! Keep up the great job.
    Love, your Mom Vivian

  3. oh my gosh, i love this. what an inspiring idea, and i love the way you accessorized them and those mirrors! i’ve tried to click thru to your post from several linky parties, and for some reason, it says post not found. so i just clicked your header and it brought me through, but just an fyi, not everyone is going to do all that. i’m so glad i did! great job!

    • Thanks for letting me know. There was something wrong with the link I was using. No wonder I wasn’t getting very many views 😛

  4. I love this! Great job! And the entire entry makeover looks wonderful. I love those sunburst mirrors too! Thanks for sharing it with us 🙂

  5. the shelves look great, happy the sunburst mirrors have a home now! It all looks like it belongs together.


  6. I love these! My husband and I go to this little restaurant and they have these type of shelves and I always look at them and think I should do that!!! Nicely done! I am jealous!Thanks for linkin up!

    • You should make some for yourself, then you can enjoy them everyday. It was pretty quick and painless 🙂