Finishing major projects in 24 hours is amazing. I LOVE IT.
Maple and I have been subsisting in a relatively shelfless existence. We have a few, scrapped together from TS finds but they are cluttered, dusty and generally frustrating. The shelf below holds all our pots and pans and lids (located out of sight behind the stacked pots), all our toiletries and first aid gear and all our tupperware, growlers, water bottles and cookie cutters. The shelf is also roughly 3’x4′.
Maple and myself have dreamed of a big, giant, comfy shelf for months. The only real roadblock to this reality has been Maple and myself refusing to spend the money to build the shelf. In the same spirit of savoring, of creating the space we want now, we bit the bullet and spent a good portion of our Homebuild reserve on installing actual running water in the Garagehome (blog post on that coming as soon as that project is completed!), and building a dividing wall/giant shelf in the Garagehome that separates the kitchen area and the living area.
Maple and myself started this project at 10 PM on Friday and worked til 2 AM. Maple was purchasing plumbing supplies with a buddy (who had already installed plumbing in his house so was going with Maple to help him out) at 8 AM, so we started on the shelf again as soon as Maple got home at 1 PM. We finished the shelf at roughly 10 PM and then cleaned until 11 PM. The whole project took roughly 24 hours and the end result was so worth it. Maple and myself are dealing with something completely new in the Garagehome: extra space. We simply don’t know what to do with it.
If you click through the following photos really quickly you can watch the shelf be built in real time.
Due to the muddy nature of our yard building outside was not an option. Which meant that we lived in an absolute pigsty of a clustermess of chaos for 24-hours-that-felt-like-72-hours. Everything got covered in a thick layer of sawdust (Who didn’t think of covering up everything with sheets? This entrepreneurial couple.) On the bright side, that’s a mistake you only make once.
We painted the outside on the Wallshelf a lighter green than the surrounding walls. It’s the perfect color of pale green (though it didn’t show up on my cameraphone very well.) The last step was sanding down and covering up all the screw holes.
Cheers and Love,
Maple and Me