Sunday, February 13, 2011

Saturday's Project

I have a buffet in my breakfast room.  I keep a really random assortment of junk in it.  It really needs to be organized and cleaned out, but that's a project for another day. 

Yesterday, I worked on the shelf that's in the middle of the buffet. The bottom shelf has always housed cookbooks, but the top shelf was always too short to use for the books.  It was movable, but would only move up, which obviously didn't help.  I stored my teapot and tea tray there, which was nice, but I always hated that I couldn't have two shelves that could both store cookbooks.  So yesterday, after 6+ years of wishing it was different, it hit me.  Why don't I get the drill out and drill some new holes so that I can move the shelf down!

Here's how it has been
{really this was after the shelf was moved down, but this is how it's been displayed}
Now after....
I ended up drilling the holes a little higher than I intended.  It was kind of hard to drill sideways, so they slipped up just a little.  But I'm proud that they all were in the place they needed to be and basically level.  And while the top shelf isn't quite as low as I had hoped, the top shelf still works for all of those cookbooks.

An added bonus that I hadn't calculated (who knows why), was that I was able to free up some storage space inside the cabinet where cookbooks had been stacked.  So that was my Saturday, just a girl with and a drill, project!

2 comments:

Ann said...

You are so handy!! Your books look great!

Emilymud said...

Looks nice...I can't believe one person would have so many cook books. I think we have 2! YIKES...maybe I need more. Ha

 

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