Without a post. I'm sure you've all been upset at my absence...right?
Not to bore you with all the details, but the past fifty days have been super.
I've been doing little make-overs here and there, but nothing substantial until this past weekend when both The Hubs and I just wanted a relaxing weekend at home.
Our kitchen has a bald spot and I've spent the last three years trying to figure out how to Ron Popeil GLH Spray it.
The problem with putting any furniture here is obvious; you'll interrupt the walking path. But after studying the spot for a while (three years to be exact) I finally figured out how to make this a usable space.
And look, isn't it neat?
Wood (I used 4'x8" pre-sanded Oak)
Brackets (I needed 3)
Power Screw Driver
Stud Finder (if you haven't invested the $10 bucks into this, you are doing yourself a disservice)
Begin by measuring and marking how tall you'd like your shelf. Mine sits roughly 38" tall. Then Mark your studs.
I taped my sewing measuring tape to the wall as my straight edge and drilled in my brackets. Then I set the wood on top. After checking for level again, I made sure it was symmetrical and drilled screws into the bottom.
Instead of staining the wood, I opted for a very natural (and lazy man's way out) oil finish. The same oil I use on my chopping block, I covered this piece of wood with.
Simple as that. Literally took me twenty minutes. I was moving so smoothly that I forgot to take pictures...of course I could chalk that up to being out of blogging practice. Anyway, here's the finished product one more time.
If I missed a step or you have a question, contact me.