Good morning! I hope you have a great day today. Monday was a productive day for me. I need some “instant gratification”. A couple of the projects I’m working on are taking too much time and effort to suit me. I’m a little on the impatient side. hmmmm I wonder where Jamie gets it ?!
Today’s project is made from an old bi-folding door. While looking rummaging through the shed on Monday I found just what I needed. The bi-folding door had already been cut in half. Apparently I had plans for it once before but never saw that project through.
How to make a Chippy Shelf out of a bi-fold door
Impatient gail did not take time to take before pictures. But this chippy shutter shelf is a pretty simple and self explanatory project.
This is the back (bottom). Two inch drywall screws were used to attach the two pieces together. A better option would be wood screws for longevity. I prefer to countersink screws so they don't protrude.
The 2 inch drywall screws were also used to attach the support pieces made out of crib rails.
I also glued the support pieces.
Do you recognize the support pieces? They are the leftover pieces from my crib parts table. I carefully cut them on a 45 degree angle on my compound miter saw.
Look at the perfect chippiness! Someone had painted white over a delicious blue paint.
White chippy shelf for indoors or outdoors
This is the fence in my back yard. I would love to install this permanently on my fence to hold flowers, but they would die of neglect.
It really is the perfect size, and the slats would allow for water to flow through.
Pretty brilliant, don’t ya think? A chippy shutter shelf like this would also look great in a guest room.
Isn't it perfect with the blue paint peeking through?
It can hang with the shelf on the bottom . . .
. . . or the shelf on the top.
I think it would depend on what height one was going to hang it. I think I like it better with the shelf on the bottom. Only one side of this door has the blue undercoat. Therefore the top shelf is only white with chippy wood color, not blue.
What do you think? do you have a preference? How would you hang it?
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