Just in case you are wondering…..I’m not really cool or hip.
Really. I do.
I mean….I wear red lipstick and sunglasses and amazing earrings and blinged out sweaters and cute flip-flops and colored jeans.
And I know colored jeans are in this year. Kelly and Luke from 90210 told me so in that Old Navy commercial.
But somewhere between the colored jeans and the red lipstick….it all goes south.
It’s kind of like in high school when I decided to make an a-line pencil skirt…..except I thought I didn’t really need a pattern….so I just cut out a square of material and sewed it together. And then when I put it on….I discovered that people used patterns for things like….oh…..waist bands….because I was just wearing a cylinder.
A cylinder without a waist.
And I wasn’t even fazed.
After all, aren’t waistbands overrated?
I just looped another strip of material around my waist…..tied a bow and called it a day.
And paired it with a lumberjack shirt.
Cool and hip?
Not so much.
I try really hard.
But then….I’m the one at the party wearing the lumberjack cylinder ensemble.
Maybe that’s why I love this hanging shelf project so much.
Because it’s cool and hip.
Colored jeans kind of hip.
And it’s not even wearing lipstick 🙂
Cool and Hip Hanging Shelf Project
2 of these
4 eye hooks
1 ceiling hook
rope or twine
Step 1: Cut your boards
My shelf measures 17.5″ x 17.5″.
Each board is 1″ x 3″ (which really means 1″ x 2.5″).
Cut seven of your boards to 17.5 inches long (so each board measures 17.5″ x 2.5″)
Cut two 17.5″ more for the back for support.
Step 2: Nail together
Place your support board across the seven boards and nail together.
Repeat for both sides.
Step 3: Attach eye holes
Screw an eye hole in to each of the four corners.
Until you have something that looks like this.
Step 4: Tie twine or rope to each of the eye holes
Thread twine through each of the eye holes and knot securely.
Step 5: Tie off twine into a triangle
Take all four corners of the twine and make one giant knot.
Then knot a single piece of twine and attach securely to a ceiling hook.
Here it is in all its glory.
My cool hip shelf…..
…..at least I thought it was cool.
Until the upstairs inhabitants promptly rolled their eyes and told me no one has a shelf
And could they have a camouflage bean bag chair?
That’s the story of my life as a cool hip person…..
….I’m always just a waistband away 🙂
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