Hi and welcome back!
After a great summer home, the kiddos went back to school yesterday. We had such a nice time at home this year! They are now eight and six, so the activities we get to do are so fun. However, now that they are in school I can work away on getting the house in order. There is so much to do here, sometimes I get so overwhelmed. But it’s a fun overwhelmed :).
One project I was able to complete this summer were these rope shelves, because they were so easy! I saw them over on Remodelaholic and thought they would be perfect for “the ledge”. We had this space, above the pool table in the main room that I’ve been working on decorating. I loved the rope shelves, so I decided to give them a try. They really were easy.
I cut three boards and drilled holes for the rope to pass through. Two holes, on each end, of each board. If you have trouble drilling holes, here’s a little tip…
Drill the hole halfway through, just until the tip of the drill bit pokes all the way through. Then, flip the board over and place the drill bit in the hole and drill from the other side. This will give you a nice, clean hole.
After getting the boards “prepped”, I sanded them down, then I painted them. I followed the directions from the original post (HERE). Head on over to see all the gritty details. The knots were a little hard to get in the right place, but I just used a level and “tweaked” each one, working from the top down.
As it turns out, I had a lot of trouble decorating the shelves, I don’t have a lot of decor. I saw THIS post from Honeycomb Home and thought it was a great idea. I grabbed some old books and added some fabric. And I got these little cookie jar houses at Goodwill for 50 cents each and spray painted them.
I’m still not sure about all of the decorations, I may still move them around, but I did find these Road Runners at a local thrift shop and I love them. Ever since we moved to Oklahoma in January, we have been on the lookout for road runners, and we’ve seen them twice – literally running on the road! Also, my kids school’s mascot is road runners, so they were a perfect find for $4.50.
That’s it for now! Let me know if you have any questions about the shelves, I for some reason forgot to take as many pics along the way as I usually do. I blame the summer heat.