Sunday, 26 June 2011

Cool Kitchen Shelves

It is 36º outside... so I am INSIDE, working in the cool!  It is 1/4 to 4 in the afternoon, so it should start to cool down in a couple of hours and then I can go back to levelling that patch of earth in the garden.

Meanwhile I am putting up some shelves on this wall in the kitchen:

blue lambris wall

The shelves have been painted to match the wall, albeit in a slightly 'distressed' fashion...

blue ercol shelves

...and they will hold some decorative plates that I rather like.

They will be rather high up on the wall because that is where the wooden batten is that they have to screw into. I am having one or two problems getting the screws in without drilling a pilot hole...

As you can see, I still have not sorted out those wires from the old light fixing, which is destined to become an extra plug socket, when I have worked out how to do it!

Anyway, here is the first shelf up...

First shelf up...

...and yes, I did have to drill that pilot hole!

Here's the finished article...

Plate rack up

...I just need to dig out a couple more plates now!

4 comments:

marigold jam said...

Thirty six eh? Now I am even more glad to be home where we have a beautifully warm sunny day but not that hot! Shelves look great.

Wipso said...

Phew that's hot. I really love the colours you're working in.
A x

Fiona said...

so, just letting you know, that I think you are the one responsible for my sudden burst of home renovating/spring cleaning (in winter)/rearranging/titavating(sp?)

But I seem to have more mess than anything else..

I really like that colour on the wall. It fits in nicely with the shelves and plates.


cheers
Fi

Claire said...

36 deg, hmmmm, slightly warmer than our 16 deg........

The plate rack looks great, love it.

I wish I could find a spot on my kitchen wall for one as I have some lovely plates I would like displayed..........


Claire :}