When the lakehouse kitchen facelift was temporarily and indefinitely abandoned, I lost steam finalizing some plans. Now that we have a moving date and can resume kitchen work soon, I’m hurrying to make some decisions. I originally planned to pick up some inexpensive Ikea Ekby Bjarnum brackets that we’d pair with custom-fit, handmade shelves for a sleek floating look. I then changed my mind, worried that it would be too difficult to neatly fit handmade shelves into these brackets. They’re meant to pair with Ikea melamine shelves, which are manufactured to be identical.
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When I spotted this photo, I fell in love with the Ekby Lerberg bracket, also from Ikea:
The brackets are powder coated steel, sold in white, which would look great against white walls with white shelves. Or I could paint them a bright colour! Or silver! Or copper! Unfortunately, before I could scoop up an armload, Hubby took one look at them and shook his head no. Because I want to display my hefty Pyrex collection on the open shelves, these brackets are too flimsy. Better safe than sorry, I suppose. But I’m running out of time to find some super sturdy, modern brackets. Hubby has approved these Richelieu brackets from Home Depot:
I don’t know that I love them, but then, I don’t know that I don’t. With white shelves and white walls I think they will disappear and if they guarantee my vintage casseroles won’t perish in a spectacular fall, then I’m game. Unless someone knows of a more attractive bracket of Herculean strength?