Today I’m sharing a recent update we’ve done in the kitchen.
Our kitchen is over two years old now and it is from Ikea. They also installed it for us, and I’m still in love with the space we created. It is so much more usable than what it was like when we first moved in.
I love an open look in the kitchen and have always loved having shelves rather than cabinets. Originally we installed these Limhamn shelves after seeing them in one of Ikea’s brochures. (I think these are now discontinued)
I liked them for a while but my other half was never keen. They never joined up properly as you can see on the left of this photograph.
I wanted longer shelving too. To go completely across the wall, finishing close to the patio doors.
(please excuse all the stuff on the worktop in this shot!)
We wanted something rustic, a bit industrial and of course, affordable.
Hello scaffolding board shelving!
We found these at B&Q in the perfect length that would fit the wall. B&Q do them in two lengths and we went for the shorter one here. At £11.82 these are a real bargain. The wood is incredibly strong and to buy this sized plank normally you’d be looking at paying at least three times the price.
We teamed the scaffolding boards with simple black Ikea brackets at £2 each. Ekby Valter bracket
Before assembling the shelves I treated the wood with a good coating of Ikea’s Behandla wood treatment oil. We do our worktops every 6-12 months with this too. It gives a healthy sheen to the wood whilst protecting it.
So for just under £40 we have shelves that are WAY better than our previous ones in every way!
I’d love to hear if you’ve ever used scaffolding boards in a project? Or has this post inspired you to do so?
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