About eight years ago, I built my first ladder shelf. For 3 years, it lived in my master bathroom and served as some much needed storage space. Then five years ago, we moved into our new home, and my ladder shelf was exiled to the attic. There it sat, still in its deconstructed state, just waiting for the day that I would get around to giving it a much needed makeover. So, that’s just what I decided to do – a ladder shelf makeover.
Regardless of what type of shelves that you have, whether they are built-in bookshelves, closet shelves, or kitchen cabinet shelves, it is always a good idea to have them to be adjustable. Adjustable shelves make it possible to customize your space to allow for very tall items or very small items. It also makes it possible to quickly add additional shelves. If you have ever wondered how to make shelves adjustable, the good news is that it is not hard at all!
Don’t you just hate it when you are working on a woodworking project, and somewhere along the way you discover that something just isn’t right? You’ve read the instructions and you’ve followed the plans, but for some reason your pieces don’t fit correctly, or your outcome just looks wonky. It makes you just want to pull your hair out and scream. 😉 Well, before you sacrifice your hair, first take a look at the reasons why woodworking projects fail. I bet you will discover that your problem is one of these 7 issues.
One important element to getting a DIY furniture piece to looking fabulous is to use the right finish. You can spend countless hours creating a woodworking masterpiece, only to have the final outcome look shoddy, if you don’t know how to work a finish. Not long ago, I created a few pieces that I gave a nice driftwood color. This particular piece is from my DIY Beach Wall Art. The finish came out so nice that I was wishing that instead of wall art, I had built something with more pizazz. I included these instructions with the wall art, but decided to pull them out and show you how to create weathered gray finishes. After all, I think this deserves its own post.
The farmhouse chic design style has become very popular over the past few years – mostly thanks to HGTV’s Fixer Upper. However, down here in the south, we have been loving the farmhouse chic design style much longer. You might call this a staple design for those of us in the heart of the bible belt. But now, with this style spreading like wildfire, I have been receiving so many requests for information – how to do it, where to buy the decor, etc – that I am finally caving in and giving you what you want. With that in mind, I have rounded up some inspirational rooms along with the products that are essential in achieving these looks.