As you might remember, I have a project from March that didn't go quite as planned.
I tried to stencil this area and build a shelf. This is as far as I got.
For my Spring Into Action project, I intend to repaint this niche, finish building the shelves, and maybe even do a few DIY projects to style the shelves.
Back in March, I contacted a friend who is a handyman to see how much he would charge to build the shelving. He quoted us $400, but as soon as he said "You can totally do this yourself," I politely ushered him out the door and pulled out my measuring tape.
I found this tutorial from Vintage Revivals that doesn't look too tricky and that I actually started on in the photo above.
|courtesy of Vintage Revivals|
I like the look of bookshelves with a colored back, similar to these:
Hmmm, that navy might fit in nicely with the Color My World Challenge (the other challenge I'm participating in right now)!
This series will run for the next two Thursdays. Next week we will be sharing progress on our projects. The week after that will be the big reveal of the (hopefully) completed project.
This little challenge was dreamed up by the creative Linda of My Crafty Home Life. There are lots of other great bloggers participating in the challenge. I'm looking forward to checking out their blogs to see what projects they are tackling over the next few weeks.
Here are the participants:
Tiffany – Living Savvy
Kerry – Design du Monde
Laurie – Traditional & Modern
Cathy – Room Rx
Carrie – Hazardous Design
Lisa – A Room with A View
Sam – The Junk House
Becca – from Gardners 2 Bergers
Jean – Flower Hill Design
Nancy – Powell & Brower Home
Linda – My Crafty Home Life