Lazy Day Project: Living Room Shelves

Happy Friday friends!

Today we have another Lazy Day Project to talk about! I’m not even sure how this project idea came to be, but it probably had to do with us being snowed in a few weekends ago.

For this project, we decided to put up three shelves on this very blank wall that I have pictured below.

Here is everything that we used for this project:

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-3 pieces of wood. We used 2x8s that we had cut down to 1 foot, 1 1/2 feet, and 2 feet in length.

-6 brackets that we painted black with acrylic paint

-Screws and Anchors

-Sandpaper

-Drill

-Wood Stain

This project ended up taking two days since we had to stain the wood. However, once the stain had dried, this was a super easy project to put together.

To start, we painted the brackets and stained the wood.

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Once we let all of our pieces dry about 24 hours, we put these things up!

Zach decided that he wanted to be the one to play with the power tool, so we let him do the bulk of the work on this one.

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Before this I had measured where I wanted each shelf to be on the wall. We started with the brackets that way we could make sure that they were even, and securely attached to the wall before we placed the wood.

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As you can see in the photos above, we had placed the first shelf. Here we are trying to figure out if where we wanted the shelves to end in relation to this corner furthest from the window. We were also trying to make sure that the shelves would be evenly spaced, and in line with each other.

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Once we got the brackets on the wall, we took screws and attached the pieces of wood to the brackets. Once we had all of them up, Zach made sure that they were secure and that they would hold whatever we decided to put on them!

Here is a photo of the finished product, decorated and all!

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We decided to move two of the plants that had previously been on the honeycomb shelves above the couch. We then took a trip to Homegoods to purchase these blue and white vases for the middle shelf.

I LOVE how these turned out. They are a great home for our two plants that can’t seem to stop growing. Parents, is this how you feel about your kids? We talk every day about how we can get Mildred (the Aloe Vera) and Marquis (the Golden Pothos) to stop growing!!

Let me know what you think of this Lazy Day Project in the comments below!

I hope that you all are having a wonderful day!

-S

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