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!