5 Minute Shelf

January tends to do something to me. It makes me want to ORGANIZE ALL THE THINGS! Organize the cups in the cabinet? Yup. Organize my underwear? Maybe. Organize the craft buttons by color, size and use? No. But now that you mention it..

I’ve talked about our closet before. I mean, it’s silly. How many times can one person really talk about a closet on the internet and hope people care enough to listen? Three apparently.

So you know I just basically added some nails for my necklaces and I had a rolling cart in there for clutches and something weird happened? The clutches always ended up on the floor and it turned into three junk drawers. That’s something I learned about myself. Give me a drawer and I’ll take a mile. Wait what?

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But seriously, I didn’t utilize the rolling cart like I originally intended and it was wasting valuable space in our super tiny closet. It was a pretty big pain to squeeze by it everyday to get to my clothes. #firstworldproblems perhaps? Okay, lame hash tag insert, I know. I’m embarrassed myself.

So for something this easy you just need a piece of wood, the straighter the better. Since it’s going to be a shelf you want it to be level. You’ll also need some L brackets, screws and painters tape.

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I painted my shelf with some leftover samples that we keep around the house for emergencies like this, and some fun bubble design I felt it needed last minute. Thanks to a gold Sharpie and a glass jar it was easy as heck. It looks a little yellow and gross in the next few photos but I assure you it’s the prettiest grey blue with bronze bubbles you ever did see.

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Then comes the hangin’– this can be REALLY easy, I promise you. Take a piece of painters tape and your little level. Once you tape it on the wall and make sure the TAPE is level, you just attach the brackets to the wall and boom, bang pow. You’ve got yourself some level brackets.. Which means, your shelf will be level. See? Couldn’t be easier. It literally takes minutes. And, since you’re going to use paint samples which are flat paints, they also dry super fast. Did I mention this is the easiest tutorial ever? Yes. It is. Fast and easy.

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That’s what she said.

Just kidding. How gross. ;)

So then you set your shelf on the brackets and screw them in to the shelf underneath. See!? Done. Add your pretties and you’re ready to go.

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Confession, I have a perfume hoarding problem. I’m taking the possible steps to get rid of a few, but it’s hard to say goodbye.

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The cutest little love bunnies you ever did see. Good job Hubby, good job!

 

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So much more room! For bras! Not really, but Jami said it’s better to hang them so hang them I shall. I listen to her like that. Also, not pictured a perfect little magazine basket that is now housing my shoes. I guess most girls wouldn’t want to throw their heels in a basket but my stock doesn’t really go into shoes.. More like.. Perfume, and power tools.  ;)

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So all in all.. Little closets, we’re making it work people!

Pinterest Challenge

I did it y’all. I finished <i>SOMETHING</i> that I pinned. Finally.

If you’ve been here a while you might have noticed a change in me lately. Throwing more color into the house. Adding more handmade items. These times, they’re a changin’ aren’t they? Anyway, I wanted to make something FUN something BIG and something that screamed SUMMER.

Just in time to finally make something from pinterest, instead of just pinning.. I’d try actually finishing a project.

 

Meet..Surf & Turf.

 

Nothing says “Summer is all up in your face” like a giant dead lobster right? I think so. I hung that sucker right up in our dining room where he belongs. Perched on the wall where you can clearly see our favorite Summer photos tacked up to the fridge & our out of date Jones Design Company Calender. Am I the only one who is so bad about changing the calender? Seriously once I realize it’s time to change, the month is half over.

 

Back to the painting. I saw this beaut on Pinterest one day and wanted it. Badly. More so I wanted to make it myself rather than buy it.

 

I just used a cheap piece of MDF from Home depot and went to town. I think it should probably be aged a bit more with some stain and I thought about using a crackle method on it but seriously the fact that it’s this finished is a big accomplishment in my book. ;)

It wasn’t really rocket science, or anything that deserves a full tutorial. I just eye-balled it with a pencil and then went to town with plain jane acrylic paint. It’s far from perfect, and that’s okay. Not much is in this house. Imperfections are welcomed!

Big thanks to Sherry, Katie and the gang for really kicking me in the butt to finish something instead of just drooling over everything I see on Pinterest like usual. :)