Next, the feet had to be changed as well as the bottom kickplate so it would not resemble the old style. With some scrap table legs, I cut some new front feet. An old piece of antique walnut became the new kick plate, and with that, it was reassembled for painting.
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
- Wood: 1x2s for the front, 1x4s for the bottom and back (if you prefer a higher back than a 1x6)
- Wood Screws and wood glue to attach the back to the bottom
- Nail gun to attach the front piece
- Wood Screws to attach the shelf to the wall
- Stain and/or sealant
Cut the wood to the length of whatever you're wanting to hold and assemble. Choose a stain color of your choice. After assembly, mark out the studs on your wall. Since I was holding glass bottles which are much heavier than smaller knick knacks, I wanted to make sure that no anchors were used and the screws went straight into studs. In order to do this, I drilled holes into the back of the shelves to line up with the studs. Attaching the shelf straight to the wall also makes it flush with the wall rather than a small drop forward that you get with a hanger off the back.
And the finished product is flush and built to size for whatever collection you want to display! I added some old photos to match the bottles I was displaying.
Friday, January 15, 2021
|Just a few jars of gifted seaglass|
I'm a collector of seaglass and other items found on the beach. This has created a backlog of items with no where to put them. Add to that, I've since gained some "sea-sters" who love to swap seaglass with me. So along with my collection, I now have seaglass and sand from all over the world. I don't want these just lumped in with my East Coast seaglass, so I made my own holder for them.
To start, I gathered some scrap wood and several Yoplait Oui glass jars that I had been saving. If you've seen these jars, then you know they are too cute to just put in the recycle bin! After measuring the wood to cut to the length I needed, I assembled the box, added a bottle and started filling the jars! Quick labels allow me to show where each collection is from around the US and the world.
Now I just need to make another box for the growing collection!
Saturday, December 12, 2020
|My free table|
I found this 1970s circular table for free a year ago which was perfect for the space in our living room. However, it was worn and drab. After finding some rope on the beach (it really was just washed up!) I decided to incorporate it into the table to make it more beachy. With a little chalk paint and wax, the table was updated to an off-white. Then the rope was glued on and we had a new nautical feel to our living room to complement the navy loveseat with off-white cushions.
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Sunday, November 5, 2017
|Look at those knots and natural grain in the top!|
|Paint brought out the details in dresser while making them more masculine|
|The finished dresser|
Friday, July 14, 2017
Lately, I have been rescuing furniture from frustrated furniture painters rather than the curb. It seems they beat me to the "curb alerts" only to give up when they don't know what to do with their findings. This was one such giveaway. The original night table didn't look that bad but it came to me already primed and the drawer pulls were already spray painted silver.
|Stock photo from Google of the original night table|
|The anchor was hand-painted on both sides|
Although I thought it would be perfect for a beach house, it was purchased by a mother who had just redone her toddler's bedroom into a shark/nautical theme. Sweet dreams young boy and enjoy the new night table!