Small weekend project!  We added a second counter top to match our kitchen island and put up hanging shelves with black pipes.

Cost

~$140 from Home Depot minus the wood, which was left over from our islands.

Materials

All in a "black iron" finish, also available at Home Depot / Lowe's:

Design

Kitchen Floating shelves with pipe

The wood is 1" thick, and the depth is 6". The outer middle shelves are 28" long and the center ones are 37" long. The wood is cut, sanded, and coated with 3 coats of polyurethane.

Kitchen Floating shelves with pipe

Piecing everything together is pretty self-explanatory. We tried to hit studs, but it's sturdy with drywall anchors, and we don't plan on putting anything too heavy on the shelves.

Kitchen Floating shelves with pipe

Chilis, anyone?  We're on the hunt for Trinidad Scorpions, if anyone has a connection.  And the BEST chilis we've found are Piquins from Penzey's in Menlo Park, CA--smokey with some kick!

Kitchen Floating shelves with pipe