Well, someone tore down the little abandoned house next door to us and I'm sure someone, somewhere must have lost some money on that.
They've been working on this off and on for a few weeks. And I've been eyeing these piles of perfectly usable wood destined for the dump. I finally decided to adopt a few.
My gain - free wood. These are just the leftovers. But I used about 7 of these 2x6x10 studs with plenty of
I didn't take any step by step pics of the construction because, honestly, I was just trying to not succumb to heat stroke or dehydration while working on these in our non-air conditioned garage in 100+ degree heat. I lived to tell the tale of how horrible those working conditions were. But at least I got some kinda cool, rustic, custom shelves from it and that makes it worth the effort.
Along with the light came some extra storage space and when have you ever complained that you had too much storage? Never, I'd guess. I intend to fashion some kind of baskets for the bottom shelves to store things like hats and mittens and other little things you might not necessarily want to look at every day but that are oh so needed at times. This armoire between the shelves holds all our shoes and various other small items that often find themselves trying to multiply and escape their enclosures. So I think the baskets will help that situation.
Since these shelves are so rustic and I'm not really going for a full-blown farmhouse feel in here but more of an eclectic mishmash of all the things I like with what I would hope is some sort of chic twist to it, I decided that the permanent lamps for this spot needed to be more modern in style and shape.
Here's a previous incarnation of this wall.
Since I'm thinking re-sale these days I'm thinking this wall color will change to a more muted blue-gray, light enough to contrast with dark woods etc but still dark enough to pop against whites. Accented by blues and yellows. And maybe some mirrors behind these lamps?