Weekend Shelving Project

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I have been wanting some shelves hung in the corner of my family room where I have my computer and art supplies for some time now.  This project has never been number one on our list of things to do but we finally carved out some time for it this weekend and I am so pleased!

We started with a blank wall.  I had a portrait of my boys hanging on this wall but it needed to be moved.  This particular corner of the house receives a lot of direct sunlight and that is very bad for pictures and paintings.  They fade and as far as I know that cannot be repaired.  I vacuumed and wiped down the wall before my hubby began measuring, etc.

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Hubby is holding the shelf up against the wall for me to eye the lowest level that works for me.

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Once I decide on the placement he marks it with a pencil.

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First shelf up with only one screw holding it in place so level can be determined.

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Once the first shelf is in place the other two are spaced out and centered above it.

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Always check that the shelving is level.  It is worth doing more than once…you don’t want to have to take all the screws out and re-level the shelf.  It is time-consuming and frustrating.

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Second shelf is up and level. :)

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Third shelf up and it all looks pretty good. 

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Place my collectibles and tchotchkes onto shelving and snap some pics.  I am a happy girl.

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I am a fan of Beatrix Potter figurines.

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I hope everyone has had a great Columbus Day weekend. Plenty of family time or shopping or whatever makes you happy.