3.21.2012

Shelving Up With the Styleses


Get it? A clever play on the previous Shacking Up With the Styleses posts?

Hmmm...perhaps we should just move along.

I wanted to title this post "DIY Kitchen Shelves," but I felt it would misrepresent things. They are, in fact, DIY, but I have no "making of" shots...or measurements...or really any tips for you, except to find yourself a husband who isn't afraid of a chop saw. That's what I did. :)

I've had these shelves pictured in my mind for several months now, and we finally had some time to make my dreams come true. The whole project cost about $24 in lumber — one long unfinished piece cut into three, and what I call "the feet" (or what you might call the braces or brackets) were $1.99 a piece — plus we already had the paint.

A little cutting...a little nail gunning...a little paint and, voila, the perfect place to put all that Butterprint — which was of course the whole point of this project anyway. :)

The hubs also built me a recessed shelf that we hung in the frame of our big kitchen window. I have since decided I would like another one, so until I can convince the C-Boy to do a little more woodworking, you'll have to wait to see them. Don't worry...I can be pretty persuasive. :)

8 comments:

  1. this looks amazing. i wish i was even 10 percent as crafty as you miss styles! also your hair looks amazing in the "about me" photo. pretty much my ideal hair.

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  2. Girl, please! From what I remember, you are a lovely mix of creativity, chic and all kinds of awesome rolled into one beautiful package! :) How are you holding it down on the West Coast?

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  3. I absolutely am in LOVE with the staging of those shelves. I collect that same Pyrex print and color.

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    1. Thank you, Danavee! Isn't Butterprint just irresistible? And I'm so glad Pyrex made their patterns in some many combinations...more excuses for thrifting. :)

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  4. I love the turquoise and tomato red. lurve love love it!

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  5. Love these colors together! Open shelving makes me happy! :)

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    1. Glad the shelves made you smile, Shelby! You're looking gorgeous, by the way, with that baby bump! :)

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