It was just Tuesday when I published a post, "Blossoms in the Rain",
that included photos of this corner of my dining room.
As is typical of me, I got an idea for a change and had to do it RIGHT NOW.
Are any of you impulsive when it comes to creativity or home projects?
The idea was to take down the framed ironstone saucers that have hung there for quite some time, (which you can see in the previous post), and hang two 24 inch shelves.
The only trouble was, I didn't see anything pre-made like I had in mind available at
Ikea, Home Depot or Lowes.
So I just decided to make them myself.
This is another side of my creative impulsiveness.
I decide to do things that I've never done before and have no idea if I can actually do them.
But, I did it!
I found the wood I wanted at Lowes and had them cut it for me.
(At no charge! Yay, Lowes!)
They cut the 4 ft. board in two, then cut it lengthwise so it was 10" deep instead of 12".
I bought four brackets and a package of self anchoring drywall screws that will hold up to 65 lbs. to attach the shelves to the wall.
First, I stained the boards and then applied a good coat of paste wax.
When they were dry and buffed I carefully measured where I needed to attach the brackets to the shelves.
I chose to attach the brackets one inch in from the edge of the shelves.
And then I used a drill to screw the brackets in.
I - used - a - drill!!!
The trickest part was making sure the shelves were centered on the wall, level
and spaced apart from each other the way I planned for them to be.
I decided that the bottom shelf should be 14 inches above the dish cabinet
and the top shelf 12 inches above that.
Using a level and a yard stick, I did it!
I'm lovin' it!
I know what I did isn't rocket science, but it feels good to have an idea, try it out and like the results.
(P.S. My husband was "surprised" at what I had done when he got home from the office,
but he liked it and said I did a good job.)
Well, it's almost Friday, friends!
Have a HAPPY, HAPPY Friday
a BLESSED weekend!