Sunday, November 4, 2012

Nifty Thrifty Sunday Linky Party: Herringbone Shelf

Wednesday I was bored. It was my 5th day home after the weekend, school being canceled due to Sandy, and not getting called to sub.

On one of those days I wanted to herringbone the bathroom wall. Matt said no. That was probably a good call, but I had to do something. Our bathroom is one of those rooms that always seems boring to me and nothing ever gets done about it because I can't make up my mind about what I really want it to look like.

I decided to play with the white shelf in there since it's an easy fix if I messed it up. I also had what I needed on hand.

Step one - Start with a plain white shelf.

Step two - Cut 1 centimeter wide strips of black contact paper and stick them to the shelf in a herringbone pattern. These get peeled off after the shelf is spray painted.

I had intended to herringbone the WHOLE shelf, but quite frankly I started to get bored after a couple rows. I also thought it might look cool if I just did the corner. Then I started to wrap the design around the edge of the shelf, and it ended up looking horrible. It also looked weird on a white shelf, so I painted the rest of the shelf in a glossy black.  

Needless to say there was a lot of trial and error involved. The bathroom wall is definitely less boring now though. 

This could be done is any color and any design. Pink chevron shelf anyone?

Now I should probably get started thinking about a bathroom curtain  after 2 years of a bare window.

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