Finally I am getting things on the walls here at the old house.
It seems that we are always working on big stuff.
Tearing down or building walls are on the TO DO list around here.
We are currently getting ready for the electrician to come and run wires for the carport.
Then garage doors! Whoa baby!!!!!
The little things sometimes are hard to get up in the important list of things to do.
The pretty things. Right?
When the kitchen cabinets were being designed, I knew I wanted a special place for my coffee station.
But it’s own place. With cute shelves.
A few weeks ago, it was time.
Time for the coffee station to become a real thing.
I head to the carport with a plan.
Find a piece of wood from the pile.
Ooohh this one is perfect!!
It’s thick and stainable.
I love it.
I cut it to the perfect length and thank goodness it’s long enough for two
It’s rough, so sanding is necessary.
Whoa. It’s really rough so super gritty sandpaper is necessary. If the wood is left rough, when it’s time to dust your beautiful shelves, the dirt will stick to the wood.
Find some stain.
Now remember, the carport is in renovation, so everything is EVERYWHERE.
I went with the same stain we used for our hardwood floors.
Slap on some stain.
No need for perfection.
Why doesn’t it need to be perfect?
So glad you asked!
Because I want these shelves to look old.
Perfect would mean that there wouldn’t be any variations in the color.
Perfect isn’t my style. So after the stain there was more sanding.
The next part was probably the hardest.
Finding the right shelf brackets.
Do you know how many different styles there are?
As much as I love Amazon, it can be overwhelming. I searched and searched and searched some more until I couldn’t search anymore and I also couldn’t make a decision. So instead I went to Home Depot and made myself pick from what they had. It only took an hour and laying out every bracket they had on the floor to make sure I got the best ones.
Yes. I know I’m ridiculous.
The next part was easy.
Find a handsom man who is super talented to hang your shelves.
Sit in the floor with the cutest baby. EVER
Scroll through Pinterest and find some inspiration pictures
Shop your house because you have collected some treasures and style those perfect wood shelves.
Add your infamous pink yeti and there you go
I’m going to go have some coffee.
Have a fabulous day!