Sunday, June 30, 2013

Flowers In Paris

Available On Etsy

There is something so romantic about Paris in the summer with blooming flowers & historic buildings surrounding you, dont you think? 

Friday, June 28, 2013

The Douglas (Part 3)

 Lower Level Floorplan

Vintage Wine Barrel Cocktail Ottoman

Metal & Leather Club Chairs


1. Supplies
2. The first thing you will do after you have all your supplies is decide where you want your shelves and mark your spots with a pencil. (Note- Make sure you leave enough space for your chain links)

3. You will hang your shelf brackets, 2 on the bottom of each shelf according to your pencil marks. (Note- You will want to use a leveler, this can get a bit tricky and you don't want a angled shelf)

4. Next attached your hooks onto your wood shelf with the open end facing outward, I made mine about 1" from the end of the shelf.

5. Place your shelves on top of your brackets and attach them, make sure they are on tight if your going to be putting a lot of weight above.

6. Hang your other hooks onto the wall at whatever height you have decided your links will be, I used 7 links on each. Also, this should be directly above the hooks on your shelf. (Note- This hook should be facing upward)

7. Cut your plastic chain to whatever height you have decided on and attach to both hooks

8. You now have a custom made shelf that wont break the bank... but looks like you did ;).

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Douglas (Part 2)


This works really great in any small space you may have in your home that you just dont know what to do with, here's how you can get the look.
1.You will need 3 antique spindles from a stairway to give it a rustic feel, if your not going for rustic buy new spindles in any color. 
2. We used a 24"D piece of cedar wood, we stained this one but you can buy them already stained and ready.
3. Cut to fit your wall exactly
4. We made this desk counter height but you can also do regular table height you will just need to cut down your spindles accordingly.
5. Use heavy duty brackets below your desk to support weight, like these Paint  your brackets wall color so they blend in. 
6. Hang your desk, make sure you have allowed enough room for your spindle
7. Cut down 2 of your spindles for decoration on each end and add you middle spindle for looks (this is simply cosmetic)
8. There you have it, a great work space for your kids or hobby room for yourself! 

Total Cost= $50