Nothing much has happened with the new entry way since I painted our old deacon’s bench dark green to match the tag sale shelf.
Here’s the bench, against the back of the two cherry bookcases, which form the new ‘wall’ of my craft room. It’s not hard to imagine how good the shelf will someday look hanging above it.
Things are a little more complicated than just driving two nails into the ‘wall’ to hang the shelf on, because the back of the bookcases is just cardboard! DH is going to add a 1 x 3 inside each bookcase, held horizontally by screws through the sides. Those 1 x 3s will support the weight of the green shelf.
While I wait for that to happen, I’ve been thinking about replacing the shelf’s Shaker pegs with something more stylish, maybe coat and hat hooks. I’d only gotten as far as showing DH several kinds of hooks that I found on the internet. There didn’t seem any hurry in buying them.
But then I noticed a display of several kinds of decorative knobs when I was in JoAnns. The cut glass ones especially caught my eye.
For once, I didn’t use any coupons! I didn’t need to, because these pretty baubles were already 50% off, at $2.49 a piece. They remind me of an antique one that was on one of our house’s doors when we moved here twenty-five years ago. Unfortunately, it had a crack in it and eventually broke, but I always liked the way it looked. Now I have five miniature ones!
Of course, this further complicates the hanging of the shelf, but I’m sure it will be worth the wait.