What Else Michelle - Part 59

How to Build a Floating Shelf

Do you hate those L- shaped wall brackets as much as I do? They’re so 1980’s and you definitely don’t want your house to look like a hardware store. Floating shelves are the thing now because they are so much cleaner and add elegance to any space.

I wanted one for years but I’m not willing to spend P700 for something that is just a foot long and I surely need more than one! So   for years, whenever I pass by the shelving aisle in Wilcon or Ace Hardware, I told myself “someday…”

Can I replicate it instead? The ones you can buy from hardware stores can be installed like below. The support system is metal which is good if you’re going to place heavy items on the shelves. It can be replicated but you would need the help of a welder to do this (Not so DIY-friendly). Plus the shelf itself is not hollow so you would need some sort of filler to come up with a 2-inch thick one. Thank you for the ever reliable internet, I found this fantastic tutorial on how to build a floating shelf! Since I’m not planning to place anything heavy like hardbound books, this would do. I showed the pictures to our carpenter and he did the shelves in an hour (excluding painting.)

And now “someday” has come. Those long-coveted shelves are in my son’s room now and with a cloud design too! You can’t find that in Ace, hah! See how easy those shelves were installed.

I had that little curved wood added using No More Nails glue to make the cloud look complete. For more detailed tutorial, please click here.

Here’s the picture again *love*. I would have wanted it to be lower but knowing Bryce, if he could reach it, those shelves wouldn’t last a week. Just imagine what a toddler could do…

Day 2 Mess Status

What a rainy Tuesday! I was planning to check out a couple of thrift/surplus stores I know to look for old stuff that would benefit from my ‘LOVE’. But I don’t want to get my feet wet so I’d better just share the status of my challenge. (I’m so excited and I can’t contain it!)

The workplace area is where I’m focusing on first so I can go back to working on a desk.


30-Day Design Challenge Overview

If  you could remember my first post about finally having the ideal color scheme for the house, well, I’m glad to announce that it’s a work in progress. The 30-day challenge includes:

1. Making the first floor (Living room/work area, dining room, kitchen and the unknown area next to the dining room) bright, clean-looking and organized.

2. Budget: P15,000 (or less, maybe 10?)

Basically, I want the house to have this kind of feel, light and airy like a beach cottage.  (more…)

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