Monday, June 25, 2007

New Shelves (Or The Day I Realized I Should Have Paid For My Drill)

Before...
Pre Shelves
Stud finder...
My new tool
After...
Post Shelves

I really liked that I had one big empty wall before, but I really needed these little shelves. Let's hope I used to stud finder correctly and these shelves don't collapse on me. I got the cheapest stud finder I could find, so it worked a little shady.. sometimes it beeped on a spot and other times it didn't. Luckily, it's mostly holding fabric, so nothing too heavy to cause a fall.
I kept running into hard spots to screw my nails into the wall. That could be where the wood in the wall started, or it could just mean I need a better drill. I got mine for free one day when I signed up for a Home Depot card. I never used the card, but I got so much use of the free drill. I think it retails for about $30, it's good for building Ikea furniture or hanging curtains, but screwing nails into wood might call for a not-so-free drill.

2 comments:

Ethereal Atlas said...

Hiya, Great blog! Just a quick and curiosity inspired question - the bean bag-y type things under your sewing machine, what are they for?

dailycraft said...

Hi there! This post explains it all...http://daily-craft.blogspot.com/2007/03/viking-quilt.html, but basically I did it to protect my desk from scratches and as a pincushion for easy pinning access while I'm removing needles as I sew. It's a bit silly, but I love my little Viking Quilt :)