You might remember (if you’ve been following for a long time) that I listed all my house projects back in January, as per Apartment Therapy’s suggestion. I then reviewed them in April for you too. In there, I mentioned the idea of maybe installing floating shelves at my entry. Well here they are!
Can you see the ‘blob’ of blackness at the rear of the buffet? That was my decorative high heels (yes, I know, what?!) and then my wig and my hand bag. I was not happy about all this living ‘on the surface’ – my eyes and head like big clear surfaces.
So, I decided I needed to change things! First up, move the art work
Nekkid corner, you say? How about some super cheap Ikea Lack shelves?
Sadly, this looks simple. Truly? Not at all. The first set of Ramset plugs pulled out of the wall. (You can’t screw into a stud, as the screw heads need to be exactly 22.5cm apart to hang the shelf) I thought it was because the screws were too short to activate the ‘spring’ toggle. So I bought longer screws. Still no cigar. Then back the hardware store for the pricier toggles (which I bought on trip 1, returned on trip 2, then I bought screws on trip 3, and then we’re now at trip 4). Thankfully, these ones held, but sadly proved my super double checked measuring and leveling, ended up with unlevel screw holes, and therefore not entirely ‘flat’ shelves.
So, I’m pretty sure I would NOT leave these for a renter in my place. Which basically means I’ve screwed holes to just have to patch at some date in the future. Sigh. Alas, it is nice to have some additional storage and more ‘clear open spaces’. Do you need clear surfaces to feel calm?