Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Project -- The Kristmas Kitsch Katcher!

Those who know me well know that I am always creating something in one fashion or another. I have a hard time sitting still! I've been thinking and thinking about how I will display Christmas decorations this year without buying any new furniture such as shelves.  After chewing on it a good week, I came up with the idea of creating a display shelf from old closet doors.  The doors have been hanging around in the garage for a good 6-7 years since I laid the new floors.   I've been reluctant to give them up--one of them on a couple of saw horses comes in handy for a temporary work table.  So...I grabbed my camera and snapped a pic before I go any further with this project, I'll update as it evolves!

Here are two doors of 24" width each that I hinged together with standard door hinges.  I didn't bother to chisel them out, just screwed them on leaving a gap in between.  These were originally varnished and I primed them with 3 coats of white primer.  I started to put a shelf on when I remembered to take a picture!


I have placed this in a corner of the family room which is behind our recliners.  It's a perfect space as it is out of the way, in plain view and there is no other furniture on the two walls.  There is also an electrical outlet.

 
I have attached numerous small shelves that I had stored away (they always come in handy!)  A couple little wooden boxes and a myrtle wood planter I found at the thrift store recently.  I'll likely pic up some more shelves and little crates, maybe a basket.  Yes, it requires measuring and drilling, but it isn't hard--just takes patience.

Here's a closer view.  So much to do yet, but I'm happy to have gotten this much done today.  Now on to folding laundry!

4 comments:

  1. Here is a link to my corner closet door shelf , this was last year - my husband made them for me - I have this one in the livingroom and a larger one in the kitchen, full of vintage goodies. Closet shelves are the best, looks like yours will work just fine too.

    http://jillslittlebit.blogspot.ca/2012/11/first-bit-of-decorating.html

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    1. So cute Jill! Both your shelf and the goodies in it!

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  2. What a great idea, it is a wonderful use of space!

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    1. It works especially well with the shallow shelves, doesn't feel like it is encroaching on the room. I like the feeling of open space.

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