If you are looking for something to do this weekend, have about two hours to spare and feel like putting your woodworking skills to good use this is the project for you!
I’ve been wanting to put a shelf in my laundry room for awhile now but I didn’t want to spend a fortune on buying one and I couldn’t find one that would work for the space. Soooo…I decided I’d put one together that WOULD work. I’m pretty happy with this little shelf not only because it turned out pretty similar to what I had in my head (that never happens) but I did it ALL. BY. MYSELF. No lie! All the cutting, nail gunning and painting was done by me. Oh yeah!
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:
1 of each – Pine Board (1/4 x 1/2 x 2, 1/4 x 1/2 x 4, 1/2 x 8 x 4)
3 – 7″ x 7″ Wooden Shelf Brackets
** The wood materials are for a 4′ x 7 1/2″ shelf ** Continue reading
** This is Part 2, of a 2 part series. **
On Tuesday, we shared with you the first steps in getting our butcher block cabinet prepped and ready (see “Modern & Chic Butcher Block Cabinet – Part 1” for more information). We’re excited to be back today to walk you through the remaining steps! This was one of those projects that while I was doing it, I kept asking myself why I get such crazy ideas. In the end though, I have to admit it wasn’t really that bad and I’m super happy with it how it turned out. It coordinates perfectly with the rest of the furniture in our living room!
So without further ado, Part 2.
We ended with the butcher block being clued together and we were waiting for it to dry. We continue today’s post with working on getting the cabinet painted, finishing the butcher block and then finally reassembling. So here we go…
While the glue was setting up, I grabbed the cabinet and started taking it apart. Making sure to remove all the hardware from the doors.
I also removed the top since we were going to replace it with the butcher block anyway.
**This is Part 1, of a 2 Part Series.**
Well, this is one of those projects that I never intended to do — it never even crossed my mind — but through a series of events, I quickly realized it was going to happen whether I wanted it to or not.
Here’s the series of events: last month was my birthday. My husband had an idea for my birthday present (he’s always thinking up projects). We had a butcher block lying around from an Ikea cabinet we purchased from Craigslist. His idea, use the butcher block to make a coffee table for our living room. Brillant!! Sadly, when you reach a certain age it just feels like another day however, working on the table gave the days leading up to my birthday purpose and it was fun to see it all come together.
I love absolutely love it! So much so I debated if I should take our teal media cabinet and make it match the table. My biggest hold up was I knew we’d either have to purchase a butcher block, which can get expensive or make it by hand or purchase one. I wasn’t to thrilled about either.
In the end, I caved and decided having the table and cabinet match made more sense and it would be AWESOME once it was all said and done. Continue reading