Fence Boards: Shelf

In the wooloveds, there was an old fence post that had some fence boards barely attached to it.  This small section of fence would have been demolished by the road crews that were building a new road by my house.  So, with my Mom in tow, we sneaked over there and saved the doomed boards.  Two things I noticed right away.  Fence boards are heavy and they are dirty.  Not exactly the kind of thing you want in your truck.  But, I was able to get three long boards and one short one.

The boards sat in the driveway for quite some time before inspiration arrived via Donna of Funky Junk Interiors.  She built adorable tool boxes from old wood and I have to try to make them with my wood boards.  I also wanted to make a shelf for my studio and add hooks to the small board.  Finally, I had all the inspiration.

Lee power washed the boards to take off the grime and the rotted parts of the boards, so I am ready to start.

First Project

My studio is my favorite place to hang out.  I am surrounded by all the things that make me happy.  And I am constantly reminded by those that I live with that there are A LOT of things that make me happy, but I can’t help it.  When you’re inspired by the creative side of life, you tend to gather lots of stuff.  But, even I can get overwhelmed at times.

So, I attempted to tackle just one area of my studio.  This area.

Desktop disaster

I know.

This part of my desk  is where I process my paperwork and tack up not only inspiration for future projects, but also things I need to take care.  It’s become a bit unmanageable.  I need to get some things off the desk top.

And in my life – when all else fails –  I just add a shelf.

I bought the shelf brackets at Home Depot, so I just needed to cut the fence board, add the brackets and hang it.  Pretty simple project.

Fence board shelf

Close-up of fence board.  I hope termites don't live in it.

Much better.  Let’s see how long I can keep the desk top clean.  I’m guessing 10-15 minutes.

Next up…the tool box.

6 thoughts on “Fence Boards: Shelf

    • Thanks Jenna! So glad you stopped by to check out my projects. It’s so fun to have a place to catalog my insanity. I’ve got so many things I want to share. I’ll keep you posted. Let’s get together soon!

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