I made it to the second week of the Spring Into Action Challenge! Last week we all revealed our projects. I chose to finally finish building shelves in this niche and to do something with the stencil. Click here to see Week 1 if you missed it.
This week I painted over the stencil. I used Benjamin Moore's Stunning, which is a deep navy blue. I love it!
Once the paint was up, I worked on building the shelves. First I measured the space and how big the pieces of wood needed to be. I ran over to Home Depot, where my favorite employee, Dennis, cut a sheet of plywood into all of the little pieces I needed. He also cut pieces of trim for the edges of the shelves too. I LOVE how they will cut the wood for you. After my little incident with the hedge trimmers and stitches, I don't want to touch a saw ever again!
I brought my pieces of wood home and painted everything glossy white. Then I fit the pieces together in the niche. Everything fit together so snugly, no supports were needed to hold up the shelf.
The hardest part was trying to get everything square. It took mutiple trips up the ladder, banging the pieces into place with a mallet, climbing down to eyeball it, and then climbing back up to hammer some more.
Once I got the pieces in place, I used wood glue to glue on the trim.
I used caulk around all of the edges, painted the trim, and touched up the navy.
Now, I have the most difficult part left...styling those bad boys! Come back next week for the big reveal.
I won't be getting any work done for the next few days because we're celebrating Big K's birthday in Vegas. Today is his actual birthday. Happy Birthday to the best husband and father EVER!
See you next week!
Check out what my fellow Spring Into Action challengers have been up to this week.
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