While it’s week 2 of the The William Morris Project from Pancakes and French Fries, this is technically our first project. We started a week late, but that won’t stop us!
This week’s project was to add some shelving in Eila’s room. Her room has no closet and the more storage the better. Eila’s room is long and narrow, I’m pretty sure it was originally an enclosed porch. There is only one long wall (where her crib is) and opposite that is an entire wall of windows (great for sunlight, bad for our heating bill). The far wall has a radiator and a door to our back hallway (which is being blocked by her cabinet), and the other small wall is just big enough to hold her dresser and still leave clearance for her door to open. The only logical place to add shelving was above the radiator. I apologize for the quality of this first picture. The battery on my Nikon was dead and I had to use my cell phone.
It was a fairly simple process to get everything installed. Attach the brackets to the shelves, attach the shelves to the walls. But of course any project that requires symmetry or for something to be level on the walls always takes a bit longer as our 100+ year old house is quite crooked. This annoys my husband to no end, but he still keeps smiling.
I was so excited to finally have the shelves up that I immediately had to get some things up on them. I probably won’t leave it like this forever, but it was nice to play. I have a bunch of books from when I was little that I found during the purge at my mom’s and I’d like to put those on these shelves (Little Women, The Secret Garden, etc.), but I forgot them in NY. Soon enough. I’m sure the space will evolve, especially as we complete all of the other little projects in this room.
Well, that’s it for this week. I am going to link up at Jules’ weekly project and can’t wait to see what others have done!
Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. –William Morris