New is not always better!
We have this awkward alcove high in the wall in our dinning area. It has been many things since we moved here. A place to display home decor, a catch all for keys and random stuff, you name it, it has been it! It was awful! Such an eye sore. I wanted to turn this space into a usable storage area that is not only functional but architecturally appealing. The idea of making it a book shelf was the plan. Our family loves books but had no place to store them.
My brain started ticking...what's free and old looking? Wood pallets.
It took me awhile to round some up to take apart. After they were disassembled and all the nails were removed I started cutting and screwing them into the wall.
They don't need to be perfect! That is the joy of wanting the old and rustic look.
I went to Rod Works and found these beautiful iron brackets. You want to make sure they are drilled into the stud so it will hold the weight of the book shelf.
Accessories are just as important to bring the entire look together. Every book case needs a wise old owl to stand guard!
I LOVE milk glass! My favorite is this Hobnail Milk Glass by Fenton. Oh the stories this piece could share! Beautiful.
Love the way it turned out. Hope I helped inspire you.