In this post: We’re sharing the reveal of our DIY Restoration Hardware-inspired industrial shelves.

I think we’ve teased you enough with iPhone pics on facebook and close-up shots here on the blog, don’t you? Would you all like to see our Restoration Hardware Inspired Shelves?

DIY Restoration Hardware Inspired Industrial Shelves Reveal

Restoration Hardware Inspired Shelves Reveal


Restoration Hardware Inspired Shelves Reveal

Notice the picture in the black photo frame? Our thanks again to Abby Cook for taking some great family shots for us!

If you recall the former living room shelves got moved to our son’s room which left a need for book storage and such in the living room. We loved the industrial-look of Restoration Hardware’s Dutch Shipyard Shelving. But we REALLY didn’t love the insane price tag of $2295 each U.S. – especially since we needed two of them for a total of $4590! Ack!

restoration hardware inspired shelves

So we did what we always do in this situation – we DIY’d ourselves some shelves!

We will post the DIY how-to for you as soon as we can, k. But for now, what do you think of our vintage industrial shelves?

UPDATE: Our DIY instructions and tutorial are here.

shannon pixie photo and signature

home made lovely book on table with get it now text button

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  1. The shelves are gorgeous! My husband is very handy and innovative . . . this might be a future project for us 🙂 Looking forward to the tutorial!

    1. Ha! Yes, I do! They have a great bread basket too that looks a bit like a trencher for around $10.

  2. Nothing short of AMAZING!!!

    I just want my 100 year old house to be furnished & decorated by Shannon & Dean Designs.

    I can’t wait to hear what your cost was to make them.

    1. Hi Natasha! I bought the crock several years back at an antique barn sort of place in Barrie, Ontario. It has a crack in it, but if I recall correctly it was about $25 CAD. it currently holds the tv and wii remotes.

  3. I absolutely love them! You did a beautiful job!

    One of the Restorations Hardwares here in NC is closing….and everything is 70% off. aaaaaahhhhhhh……it’s killing me!

  4. Wow, those are AMAZING!!!! Brilliant job. They would go so well in almost any style of space. I can’t wait for the DIY instructions- I’m going to be trying those out!

    Also love the tins with the numbers. Did you make those too?

  5. What do ‘I’ think? FABULOUS!!!!!!
    You must be thrilled with the final result. And I’m a teeny weeny envious. In my wildest dreams we could never pull that project off. We had enough trouble hanging curtain rods last night! LOL!

  6. AMAZING!!! They are absolutely beautiful and even more fabulous since you DIY’d them instead of paying $$$$! Love it!

  7. STUNNING!!! They look amazing, I cannot believe y’all made those! I’ve been searching for inexpensive industrial bookcases ever since I fell in love with them in Restoration Hardware! Fantastic job! 🙂

  8. Wow – really a great project – I hope you don’t mind if I share it tonight on my blog – – Thanks, Laura

  9. Love those shelves…fantastic job. Look forward to seeing you DIY post (so I can totally rip it off). 😉

  10. I love them, I want to do something like it but shorter for an awkward spot next to my couch below a half hall. I look forward to your How-To post!! I’m your newest follower 🙂 By the way, where did you find your wire basket? 🙂

    1. I hoping for next week. Dean constructed them at work (no workshop here, winter outside), so we need to chat and then write the DIY.

  11. Those shelves are incredible! Go you guys! I’m putting your project in the PoPP Spotlight. Thanks for linking up.

  12. I so hope your DIY tutorial includes words like “easy” “inexpensive” and “no power tools needed” so I can TRY to convince the Hubs to make them (or I can DIY myself)!


  13. I was wondering if you made the stool/ottoman that looks like an large spool, I have one and I want to make it into an ottoman and was wondering if you have a tutorial for how you made it. Thanks

  14. Hi Shannon! Would you mind if I did a post on your bookshelves? They are just amazing and I was hoping to share on my blog if you don’t mind?

  15. These look great with the traditional style armoire. I wouldn’t have thought so before I saw this, though. I’m new to your site and look forward to visiting often. You’re home reflects amazing talent. You can be VERY proud.

  16. I love the Industrial Shelves and understood how you aged the wood itself, but how did you or where did you get the metal frame for the shelving?

    1. We got ours through Dean’s work but in the tutorial we mention that you can find similar metal at places like Metal Supermarket.