Monday, September 7, 2015


So back in January, before I made the ottoman in the previous post, the hubbs made me some FABULOUS shelves!  I never posted back then because even though I was SO EXCITED to finally have a place to display all our books and other stuff, it took. me. forever. to put anything on them.  And still, they need a lot of work.  But here they are...

For the supports, I went to the hardware store and got the basic metal brackets, which are like $1.50 each.  Then I bought a couple of spools of jute twine and went to town wrapping and wrapping and hot glueing and wrapping and wrapping and hot glueing TEN brackets.

 Aren't they cool?

The shelves are made out of 1"x6" pine that he battoned together on the underside and then faced with a 1.5" edging.  He then stained them using the same stain as what we used on our kitchen island (that post coming soon).

Here they are today - 9 months later.  I have gotten a few books and knick knacks on them, but they still look pretty stark.

Now that the kids are back in school, and hunting season is soon approaching, I will have some free weekends where I can search through boxes we have still never unpacked and get more of our stuff out.  But regardless.  I. LOVE. THEM!!

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