Lesson I learned today at Lowe's: If you want more varied sized wood (ie 1x3's etc.) then skip Home Depot. Wow... Lowe's had everything I was originally looking for, but couldn't find at Home Depot. Oh well, now I know.
So, for the project reveal: I made wall shelves! Aren't you excited??? Ha! I know, wall shelves are not the most interesting things in the world, but I don't have quite enough room in my kitchen for a buffet, but needed some extra storage. Enter wall shelves.
Just look at all that empty space just begging for some attention.
So I bought some wood per Ana White (if you've not been to her site, go
And easily enough put together the basic shelf.
But then I wanted to add a glass rack for my wine glasses. They take up too much valuable cupboard space, so I wanted them hanging. I figured I could come up with some kind of plan to make that work with these shelves. And I did.
But that gosh darn cement-like board and the delicate screws...
However, at Lowe's I was able to get pine pieces (in the molding section) that met my needs. Voila! I used wood glue and super long skinny nails to attach these to the shelves.
After I stained the boards, I set about screwing them into the wall.
Not the easiest task to do alone, but I didn't want to wait, so I improvised with some jerry-rigging and pencil drawing (yes, I did use a level, and yes, they are actually mounted to the wall level.)
Ta da! No idea if I'll keep what's on it up there or not, but I was ready to put something on it! At least for pictures-sake. :o)
|Not sure why my ceiling looks pink... It's not...|
Oh I like it.
Plenty of room for my glasses to slide right in! [plus extra room on the sides in case on an earthquake!]
So, as long as I don't hear a loud crash tonight, we'll mark this one down as a success! Just took a while is all. :o)
I'm sitting on the porch steps writing this blog, because it has been BEAUTIFUL lately! Not a bad view from your front porch, eh?
Besides, Rudder prefers to collect his lost long toys from the yard and chill in the grass, so I thought I'd keep him company.
However, it is now just after 9 (and still very light!) and my fingers are getting a bit cold! Time to head in and clean up the mess I made before my parents get here. :o)