Shelf-ish or Shelf-less? You tell Me

SOOOOO...I wanted something for my bathroom under my long mirror...I don't know why but I wanted a floating shelf...missed two on kijiji and now I'm stuck with nothing....UNLESS!

I bought the shelf in the photo at Michaels one day with a 50% off coupon...started to paint it white and decided it was too "fancy" not enough clean lines....SO...today I had a brain storm.

How did that happen you ask ? - Well it all started when I got up this morning to do my first brain storm post about the candlestick hurricane, and excalated from there...I'm trying to harvest up my house and get some MAJOR things taken care of before my premiere Candle Lite party. I'm becoming a rep....eeeeeekkkkk soooo excited! So I have this mat I plan on working on later today and when I went down stairs to take a peek at the "paint" situation, the shelf caught my eye....dumb shelf I thought, how am I going to finish my bathroom in time, this is all your fault you dumb shelf....Then I went up stairs and before I got all the way to the top I thought of something....Here is what I've come up with:

I took THIS leftover molding

and the shelf

and made THIS so far: It's upside down but you get the gist

As you can see from the photos I cut the bottom half of the brackets off because like I said it wasn't clean line enough...this way I don't see them at all with the new molding!

My husband is going to finish the rest while I'm away this weekend and hang it for me (even though he doesn't know that yet) It just needs to be glued, screwed (or bradnailed) I will paint it when I get back and hung (he can measure up for that when I'm gone)! Can't WAIT!

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  1. I can't wait to see how that looks on the wall. What a great idea!

  2. Oooo, I wait with baited breath........

  3. What a clever idea - watch out, you'll be making your own version from scratch soon.

  4. Cant wait to see the reveal! Great idea :)

    ~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

  5. Looking forward to seeing the finished product!

  6. Great idea! I have a shelf like that in the garage... perfect, easy fix!

  7. Fab idea and has a pricier look. Can't wait to see it up. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)