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14 Ways to Get Organized with DIY Industrial Shelving!

13 industrial shelving ideas

When we bought the #1905Cottage, the only way to access the laundry room was from the front porch. Sometime in the 1950’s or 1960’s the then-owners had taken part of the porch and turned it into a laundry room. So it had no heat and the floor was the concrete cement porch. When we remodeled the house, we cut a hole in the west wall of the kitchen and opened up an entrance to the laundry room. We also closed the doorway on the front porch and replaced the door with a window.

laundry room before

I love the large pantry/laundry room that is acessed directly from the kitchen now. And in my mind I always envisioned a row of shelves on the right-hand side of the room for a large pantry area. I had seen industrial pipe shelving projects and I thought it would be perfect to compliment the beadboard walls in the laundry/pantry room.


turning the door into a window

So when Lowes gave us the option of creating an “Organization” post for January, I knew it was time to tackle this project. Here’s a little preview of the room. I will be posting the full #1905Cottage Pantry reveal this week!


In the meantime here are 14 great DIY Industrial Shelving ideas to get you excited about getting organized in 2014!!!


DiY Shelves @ Wouldn’t it be Lovely


Pantry Makeover @ DIY Show Off 

industrial shelves

Industrial Shelves @ Brass Jones 

eco industrial shelves

Eco Industrial Shelves @ Aesthetica Designs

boys room shelves

Boys Room Shelves @Jessica Kraus on A Beautiful Mess 

plumbing pipe bookcase

Plumbing Pipe Bookcase @4 Men 1 Lady

pipe shelves

Pipe Shelves @ The Brick House

industrial shelves 2

Industrial Shelving @ Studio 5

industrial rustic shelves

Industrial Rustic Shelves @ Sylvie Liv

industrial shelves with rope

Industrial Shelves with Rope @ Studio 19

industrial pipe desk

Industrial Pipe Desk @ R&H Baby and Child

industrial shelves living room

Living Room Industrial Shelves @ Revamp Homegoods 

industrial bathroom storage

Industrial Bathroom Storage @ Apartment Therapy

floating industrial shelves

Floating Industrial Shelves @ House Tweaking 

Which one is YOUR favorite?? 

I can’t wait to show you how the pantry turned out!!

Have a beautiful day! 


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PS — You can follow along with the #1905Cottage projects and inspiration on my #1905Cottage Pinterest Board too!



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  2. Thanks for featuring my blog! Love your post; there is definitely something to be said about the industrial shelving hey? Love that style!
    xo Jena

  3. Hi there!
    Love watching the shelving ideas. It gives you more options and ideas more and more. Want to see great stuff to have something that would suit any place. I’ve got some of it here. And thank you for the additional and wonderful ideas!
    Christi Fowles recently posted…30 Cute Ladder Shelf Examples

  4. really & truly a post full of amazing inspiration & ideas. Love all of them & the styling. Good stuff!

    But YOUR shelves turned out to be so awesome!!!

  5. What a great collection of cool shelves! So fun to see how everyone styled them. Thank you for including my shelves! I can’t wait to see more of what you did with yours!!! :)

  6. This is pretty cool, DIY just gonna be more and more popularly in china, thanks for your creative idea.

  7. Can’t wait to see your beautiful industrial shelves (yep, I think industrial is beautiful). But I’m really in love with your turquoise dryer. It’s so unique and fun!

  8. I LOVE industrial shelving – definitely want to add some to the laundry room. Thx for the inspiration. :)

  9. LOVE these! I recently spray painted some industrial shelves PINK for my craft room! Thanks for the always inspiring ideas! xoxo
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  10. What is it with the New Year and Spring, that make you want to Clean and Organize! There are some REALLY fabulous ideas here. I LOVE Roeshel’s Pantry :)
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  11. Love them all! I’m thinking I may need some now!
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  12. So many awesome ideas! Love the industrial look.

  13. What a great collection – some I haven’t seen! Thank you SO much for including my pantry makeover, Jennifer! I cannot wait to see your cottage pantry reveal! I just know it’s going to take my breath away! The shelving looks awesome! :)
    Roeshel recently posted…Tips for Making a DIY Industrial Pipe Shelving Unit

  14. I love this look Jen! it’s what I’ve been thinking about for our family room – just not quite sure how to do exactly yet – the painters are coming to paint the room in 2 weeks , so I’m reading to get planning!! Can’t wait to see yours!

  15. Love all of these pictures, Jen! You found some that I hadn’t seen before. :) I guess great minds think alike because I did industrial shelves for my January Lowe’s post too. HaHa But I decided to change mine, and I am doing rolling storage crates instead. I will be sharing my shelves in about a week on my blog. I did them in my boys room, and I LOVE them! Can’t wait to see yours! xoxo

  16. Thanks for featuring my budget-friendly industrial living room shelves in your roundup! :) Happy organizing!

  17. Love this idea! We are in the middle of re-doin the laundry area, and there is still the cement block walls in that room. I’ve been brain storming as to hang shelving…. I’m digging this idea!
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  18. Wow- such cool ideas for the industrial look! Hope I get to see yours in person someday. xoxo
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  19. We did our pipe shelving a little differently. A lot less material = a lot less cost.

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  20. Definitely the shelving with the built in desks. That is genius. Sharing on my FB page today, I love all of them!
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