May 3, 2012New Knick-Knack Shelves in Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo
By Sara In AZ
You might remember seeing this picture a super duper long time ago, it is from the first day Mom got the keys to her condo.
See how she has that cute little built- in on the left, but only one shelf remains?
We knew having just one shelf in the little nook was just not gonna fly, so we had to get some more shelves cut out ASAP!!!
Originally I had not given this little built- in much thought and I was just going to paint it the same blue as the rest of the wall, but Mike thought it would be nice to paint it white and make it stand out a bit. I have to say, I think he was right on! Go Mike!!!
So, we took the one remaining shelf home to use as our template and went looking for wood.
We went to Home Depot and hunted around for something that would not be too expensive, but would still look nice. We thought it would be nice to leave the wood natural, to match the blond interior doors, rather than paint it white again.
Mike found this Select Pine at Home Depot for a really reasonable price, so we took it home and started cutting it up into shelves!
And YAY! Here are Mom’s new built-in shelves. I gave them one light coat of my Heywood Wakefield stain and they were ready to install! (sorry the pic is so blurry, I was in a hurry when I took it and did not realize it at the time –you get the idea though! )
And here is Mike installing the new shelves. We had to put little screws up through the bottom otherwise the shelves would tip out, as they were front heavy because of that curved edge on the front.
And here they are, all installed and looking pretty!
And you just know what empty shelves are calling out for don’t you, that’s right – knick-knacks!!!
So I just had to start dressing up those lonely little shelves with some of Mom’s kitsch.
The cow letter holder is my favorite!
Ahhhhhhh, so nice to have shelves back in the built-in!
Come back next Thursday when the condo gets 2 new windows!