Saturday, March 16, 2013

Shelf Project

I thought I'd share a little project that I undertook recently.

So I've lived in my apartment for over nine months now. Ever since I moved in, there's been this big empty space above my sink, in which I've wanted to hang something. Along the same lines, I've had my shotglasses tucked awkwardly behind my faucet and wanted somewhere better for them.

While I was at home, I ran to the store and found these shelves. I figured they were the perfect solution to fill the space above my sink, and provide somewhere better to keep my shotglasses!

It helps that I love the whole "Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much" motto. 

I saw this trick on Pinterest.... Instead of measuring, or trial and error when trying to hang something with two holes, use a piece of masking tape across the back of the shelf and mark where the holes are. Now, I didn't happen to have any masking tape, so I had to make do with spike tape... which I did happen to have... go figure.

Once the holes are marked, place the tape on the wall where the shelves are going to hang, make sure it's level, and drill or screw right through the tape. 

Perfectly spaced screws every time!

The final product:

I love that the big white space isn't empty anymore, and it looks much better without the shotglasses shoved behind the faucet. As an afterthought, I put in a little hook for my dishtowel so I don't have to hang it on the cabinet knob anymore.

I'm happy with it!

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