I think shelves made of plumbing pipes are pretty amazing.
via: The Brick House
This was my first encounter with them. A few years ago I happened upon the blog,
The Brick House and was blown away by the mounted wall shelf.
Again from The Brick House. It looks different depending on how it's styled.
More from The Brick House
via: DIY Show Off
Roeshel of The DIY Show Off made over her pantry area just before Christmas.
I'm totally in love with her pantry. She took a very boring small room and made super special.
I'd like to keep my cereal here.
I'm not kidding...I might be sending my cereal to Roeshel to keep in style.
via: Vintage Revivals
When Mandy posted this office makeover she did a few months ago...I was awestruck.
I love everything about this office space.
I just think the combo of pipe and wood are so chic.
I really wish I had a spot for on of these shelving units.
A few years ago, my Mom showed up saying she had the answer to my lack of closest space.
She proceeded to bring in many many lengths of long 3 inch white pvc pipe.
She began construction of a monster clothes rack in my back bedroom
that took up a full fourth of the room when finished.
She seemed very pleased with it herself.
She really thought she'd solved all my lack of closet space problems.
Well, I hated that thing! It was like a monster in the room.
It made me never want to go in the there.
I never even hung more than 10 things on it.
It probably would have held 300 items or more.
I just could not embrace it.
It was awfully nice that my Mom had built it for me but if I'd had any idea
how huge it was going to be...I never would have agreed.
Love how the radiator is included in the above unit.
So I never used the big pipe clothing rack my Mom made and last year when I found out she
was going to have open heart surgery and would need to live with me for at least a month.
Well, what could I do? It had to go so that there would be room for her in the guest room.
I quickly tore the thing apart and carried it out of the house.
My Mom took all the pipe back to her house to make something else out of.
To this day I don't think she understands why having a giant clothes rack...
like 8ft tall by 8ft long and 6ft wide in my back bedroom was not working for me.
This is pretty with the wallpaper behind.
Building these pipe shelves are exactly the same concept as what my Mom built but I love all these.
I might say ok to a clothes rack made out of metal pipe.
As you can see by the above picture...you don't have to make a large shelf out of the pipes.
Tall and narrow works nicely beside a piano.
the pipe shelves work out great for a bar
Perfect for a desk too
Now if my Mom had built me this....I'd probably still have it.
Do I have room for it...no...but if I did I'd go for it!
Love the look of this shelf over a vintage stove.
A nice shallow shelf on wheels would be great in a dining room or kitchen.
Really like how shallow this one is.
smaller wall version fits nicely under some windows.
No room for a big unit? Make a side table for the living room!
or small shelves for the kitchen!
These shelves provide lots of character for this kitchen.
No...I don't have a place for any of this and it doesn't go with the vibe of my house but
that doesn't make me stop wanting it.
Perhaps I could make something for outside?
That is a thought...for sure.