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Awesome Shelf Painting Tip

As promised I rushed home and got to work painting shelves using the genius tip from This Old House Magazine.

I cut a scrap piece of 2×4 into 3″ sections.

I then screwed each 3″ piece onto the corner of the shelf (drill pilot holes to prevent the wood from splitting):

 

 

 Painted one side and then flipped it over and painted the other! 

No waiting for one side to dry!

 

 

 

I did the same thing with a second shelf – then simply stacked them to dry.

 

It couldn’t be easier and it’s a huge time and space saver!  I have about a billion shelves to paint and this is going to make it so much easier.

Thank you This Old House!

 

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About cheltenhamroad

I’ve been surrounded by amazingly creative people my whole life. My mom can, and does, make anything. The family has on occasion speculated that she just whipped up my dad one day when she discovered some left over fabric and stuffing. My three sisters have mad skills ranging from needlework to cooking to out and out ART. My father’s desk when I was growing up had a model train set going around it, oh, and he made that desk-from scratch. I’m the youngest and, as you can imagine, it’s a hard series of acts to follow. Truth be told, I’ve spent many, many years suppressing the creative instincts I learned at home. But I realized (rather late in life) that few things bring me more joy than making and creating. For the longest time when I went to stores I didn’t think, “I want that” I thought, “I can make that.” And, with a deep breath and a leap, I’ve started on a very new, kinda scary path. I’ve given up my steady, dependable (dull!) corporate life to spend my days happily humming away in my garage designing, creating, painting, decoupaging and sawing and, since this blog will be an honest take on things, there is also a fair amount of tripping, spilling and swearing. Through this blog I hope to share with you the struggles and (hopefully) triumphs of a very non-businessy business person. I also hope to make this blog a resource for people who like to work with their hands and who are, like me, always looking at things and thinking “I could make that!” I’ve lived many places since I left Cheltenham Road; I currently live in Los Angeles California. So, with this preamble- Welcome to Cheltenham Road! Please come on over and make yourself comfortable – the place is always open.

2 responses »

  1. Someone just told me about this tip yesterday! Of course, it was after I painted 51 cabinet doors!

    Reply
  2. I’m so sorry! “Day late and a dollar short” is my middle name I’m afraid.

    Reply

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