Things will be crazy with our schedules these next two weeks. What am I saying? It’s already started!
Just after I turned the kitchen into a disaster zone for painting, we made a quick trip over the weekend. Interior Design Diva (aka Spunky Daughter) shared some DIY project ideas that she wants to do for her new apartment. She’s still in summer classes (all day every day), so HH and I are starting without her and moving her stuff on Friday. With help (on the big stuff) from her friends with muscles (wink).
Here’s one of the projects ID Diva shared, and there are many, many versions on Pinterest. This one is from Apartment Therapy. (Click the picture to go to the source page.)
Easy, right? We have rope in the barn, waiting to be used.
Not so fast. This is more the style of the picture she showed me.
Except, that one isn’t exact, either. The picture ID Diva showed me on her phone has a metal ring at the top holding the roping strands.
We went to Wal-Mart quickly after church a week ago on Sunday, where she gathered some supplies for cheap. That’s my girl! 🙂
For under ten dollars you can make several shelves.
Once home, ID Diva went to the barn and chose some boards from broken fence rails that we keep for occasions such as this. Never throw away a scrap of wood!
We measured and marked each one for HH to cut later with the circular saw. Gotta go! See y’all later! And out the door she went. Back to the studio for a late night of rendering. We tease because basically rendering is “coloring”. Only in a fancy way – the interior design way. (You’ll see fabulous things about some of her projects in a few days.)
Later last week, HH cut the boards and we drilled the holes at each end. Ready for assembly.
Since ID Diva wants to do the assembly, I did a practice run, hung it, snapped a picture for her approval, sent her the picture, and she squealed because that’s what girls do. 😉
Cut two long strands of roping, fold them in half, loop the ends over the ring, and run the ends through the folded end. Did you follow that? It sounds a little confusing, so I hope I didn’t lose you.
Pull the knot snugly. Then run the cut rope ends through the board holes and tie double knots on the under side.
ID Diva plans to hang three in her room at the new apartment. Pictures of that later, y’all.
I hung the shelf on a vacant screw on the kitchen wall to get the picture.
Now that we’ve covered the DIY shelf stuff, I’ll come clean on the two-toned wall. I’ve been testing colors – this time with large sections painted on the walls. The SPOT ON kit works well, but the paint samples aren’t large enough, and you need a painted section on each wall in a north-facing room. More details on that later.
OK. Back to the shelves…
Have you seen shelves this easy to make and hang? One nail. One! I love that, don’t you?