Tara’s Project: Empty Wall to Go “Built-In”
While my list was long with projects I need to tackle, I chose the one that will help me do the last of my unpacking. This little wall will be home to my books.
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As glaring as my curtainless windows are in the above pic, I just really, really need to get my books out of boxes. The last three bins hanging around have been waiting for a bookshelf, and this short wall by the kitchen will be the perfect spot for a faux “built-in.” Especially since most of my physical book collection is cookbooks.
I loved the brackets on the IKEA FABIAN shelf, but the dimensions aren’t exactly right for the wall, and I’d like a thicker shelf for aesthetic purposes. So I ordered “under-over” brackets separately from Home Depot— which will conveniently act like bookends— and will have planks cut to size. I’m planning to install six shelves, leaving room at the bottom so I can still stash my recycling down there (I’ll have to stash the Swiffer elsewhere).
I’m thinking of staining the wood a few shades darker than the floor, and spray painting the white brackets gold. Can’t wait to unpack those last boxes!
Anyone else building bookshelves?
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