I made this shelf last month to give Jamie for her birthday. I couldn’t blog about it until I actually gave it to her. 🙂 Her birthday was Saturday (May 29th). So, here ya go!
I actually bought some new material for this shelf. I needed a 2×6 and a 1×6. This is a “dry fit” to make sure everything is going to work out. I actually messed up on the first 1×6. I underestimated the length needed due to the crown molding
I got a deal on this crown molding. I bought it at the peddler’s mall for $3.00.
I love these quick clamps. They are great for a project like this because they squeeze shut and they have soft edges, that don’t mar the wood. You can see here the 1x is a little too long, I’ll have to trim that up.
This small pink molding was a gift from a friend’s husband. He was trying to give me everything in his basement! I said yes to this molding, some larger molding and a very large mirror. Thanks Ed!
Now that I’ve trimmed it up, it’s looking pretty good!
From the end, maybe you can see how it’s shaping up.
I used my nail gun to fasten it.
There’s still a slight overhang on the edge. Oh well, Jamie would never know if I weren’t blogging about it.
The small pink trim were all short pieces, therefore I had to piece it together.
I used some spackling and then sanded it down real well.
Time for some oops Kilz. Do you remember I bought it for $5.00 at Home Depot a couple of months ago? I really like the color of it.
When I’m painting something like this laying on it’s back, I try to raise it up so that the paint doesn’t make a seal and stick to the table.
I decided to spray paint it black instead of painting it with a brush.
I gave it many light coats of black.
I bought five of these hooks on clearance at Meijer. I wasn’t sure how many Jamie wanted. This is where I just laid them on there to see how pretty they looked!
I took this shelf to Jamie when I went to help her with her deck. I had hoped to screw it directly to the wall (studs) and then place the hooks over those screws. However when I got there, Jamie reminded me that this was a spot we had patched drywall. It used to be a doorway to her living room. The previous owners had put up faux brick paneling in the living room, but had sort of made a “shelf” in this doorway area in the hallway. Long story short, there were no studs.
We bought keyhole hangers and mollys. Jamie played around with staging it a couple of different ways.
Jamie’s friend Dawn painted the owl, isn’t it cute?
Jamie decided she only wanted 3 hooks.
This is artwork that Jamie had hanging in this hallway prior to the shelf.
With no natural light nearby, it was hard to get a good picture.
I am really pleased with how all my mismatched pieces came together to make a really nice shelf! I inscribed the back so that Jamie will always remember when I gave her this shelf.
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