• Meg

Scrap Wood Shelves

We’ve now been quarantined at home due to the COVID19 outbreak for a month. The other day, I was feeling super antsy ALL DAY. Like my insides were itchy. Couldn’t shake it. Tried to run, tried to work out. Nope. Still there. So - I found some suitable scrap wood and whipped up these window shelves. During this pandemic and the “shelter in place” order, I’m determined to use what I have on hand instead of running to the hardware store for the perfect piece.

I didn’t have any brackets on hand so had to get creative. I didn’t take any process pics bc my brain just needed to gooooo so I’ll try my best to explain what I did.

I had one board that was 1x 8 so I just cut that piece in half to make two shelves that are 4 inches wide to fit perfectly inside the window frame. I have some scrap pieces of 1x1 wood that I cut down to 4 inches and nailed to each side of the shelf to make a bracket. I then took a piece of 1/4inch plywood to make the front and cover the “bracket.”

Once I got them stained, I just screwed them into the window frame and DONE! Floating shelves. Now I have a better place to put the little plant babies and keep my window sill clear!

(find my perfect pendant light here and my little air plant holders here)

Also I just moved all the kids school stuff that was on the counter to the table, took a pic, and then moved it right back. Sure did.

(find my cabinet pulls here)

I also stayed up till midnight painting and stenciling my garage entryway. But that’s a story for another day. 🤷🏼‍♀️

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