UPDATE: Click here for the full DIY shelf tutorial :)
Happy Monday! What'd you guys do over the weekend? Something fun I hope!
We did this:
Yep, we changed our staircase landing! I'm sure the post title gave that away though ;)
If you've been a reader for a while, you may remember it looking like this back in October:
I liked the console table we built for the space but we moved it behind Chester when we were updating our loft which left us with a blank wall:
We built another set of chunky wooden floating shelves (tutorial can be found here) to fill the wall and take the console table's place:
I'm in love with everything actually:
The styling was ridiculously hard. Like took-me-an-entire-day-to-do hard. I don't know how people like Emily Henderson do it!
Just for fun I put together a little GIF of the styling so you can see how I did it:
Granted that was taken after I spent an entire day fidgeting with practically every object I own haha
I challenged myself to only use things I had in my decorative accessories hoard rather than going out and buying more stuff:
I think I did a pretty good job!
Not to toot my own horn or anything but every time I style something I think to myself "Self, that's the best styling you've ever done!" but then I go and style something else and I think the same thing but these shelves? These are the best I've ever styled!
Take a look :)
Fun fact #1: 3 of the 8 books came from the Dollar Store and 2 of the others came from the thrift shop!
Fun fact #2: the only book I've read on the shelves is Nate Berkus' book. I take that back, I got 30 pages into Spent but gave up and I've paged through Design*Sponge, Decorate, and Shelter Dogs. That counts for something, right?
Fun fact #3: I finally got around to painting my pig! I spray painted him Rust-Oluem's "Lobster Red" since it kind of tied in with the color of the books on the first shelf and since I had the spray paint on hand haha
For those of you wondering how far the shelves stick out, they don't stick out very far:
The depth of the shelves are an inch less than our console table but the fact that they're floating makes it look like they take up a lot less space than before:
Ready for some before and afters?
Big difference, right?!
So. Much. Better.
I try not to be one who begs for pins, shares or tweets but I'd love it if you could help me get this project seen! A lot of blood, sweat, and tears (literally) went into it and I'm really proud of the work we've done. It's also taken me 6 hours to pick and edit all of these photos, edit and create the animated photos, and write this post so that's another reason I'd like it to be seen haha
What do you think of our updated staircase landing? Much better, right?!