Tuesday, June 7, 2011

DIY shelves + seedlings





yesterday i got myself an old wooden door and took it apart. it was real weathered with rusty nails throughout so it took some doing to dismantle it.   then this morning i cleaned the boards up and hung them with some L-brackets.  

a carpenter i am not and i had some trouble finding the studs.  wall studs, that is.  so the brackets are kind of uneven and wonky.  but still  the project didn't turn out half bad, eh?

i have one more long board i think i'll use in my studio area and several shorter ones i'm going to hang in an as yet unknown location.  total cost for the project so far is less than $30.




i also wanted to show you some of the plants i have this year.  i grew some basil and tomato plants from seed and bought calendula, holy basil, chamomile, hyssop, lady's mantle, skullcap and stevia for my herb tea garden.  now i just have to get it all in the ground somewhere.

9 comments:

Pretty Neat Designs said...

Happy Birthday! PS, I like the wonky shelves, they're neat.

SoLoVeLy said...

it's beautiful,beautiful work,
i love that!

bonne soirée
sophie * **

tj said...

...Awesome! Wonky is good... :o)

...I love your blog, it's such a nice place to visit.

...Blessings...

Holly C. said...

Love the shelves-the pottery too!

Debra said...

i think you did a great job...love the shelves and your new place. happy birthday, liane!

ethanollie said...

It's already looking so 'you'. Really nice work!

Jen of Country Weekend said...

Looks great! Very rustic and cabiny.

kwatson said...

happy birthday, liane....following you from the west coast of canada, and believe your new and emerging life and garden will be rich and original....the shelves are lovely with that handle left on, and that gorgeous rabbit....let those young plants soothe your spirits as they grow....
blessings....kristin

Julia said...

The shelves are so beautiful. Their simplicity make that corner so cozy!