Our entryway is much smaller in our current home compared to our Arizona entry.
Although small, it still needed a “moment” (got that from Nate Berkus.
I’m guessing the definition means something like a pause to look at something intentionally styled).
The entry is large enough that it would fit a narrow table but it would be tight and claustrophobic.
Instead I opted for an ever so petite wall shelf for mail, phone, hang purse and keys, etc.
I found the perfect option on Etsy.
When I asked it they would cut it a bit smaller they said they weren’t taking custom orders so I decided to DIY it, or rather DIM (do it myself).
Fine because the price was around $85. including shipping but I paid about $20. to DIM.
I picked up some corner brackets and one board of pine (measures 3/4 x 3 1/2) from Home Depot.
I had them cut my board to measure two 30 inch boards.
I attached three corner brackets to one of the boards then applied a bead of glue the length of the edge.
Next I stuck the other board to the top and screwed in the rest of the screws to the corner brackets.
One coat of primer then one coat of grey paint.
(Sorry, “gray” paint…I got a scolding last week from an anonymous commenter who gave me spelling lesson on the correct way to spell grey/gray. After feeling pain from a bruised ego I found out they’re both right. See here.
And yes Anonymous, I’m English …somewhere in my lineage).
I then decided to give it some distressing.
I don’t normally do faux-aging on my projects but for some reason I was in the mood for it.
A little sanding here and there gave it just a hint of age.
Hey there! I’m Michelle; I’m an Passionate DIY’er and in constant pursuit of how to bring beauty to my house full of men (3 boys + 1 hubby). Stick around and see what I’ve got up my hard-working sleaves!