I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas. We did here at the Homestead. It wasn't until the next day Steve got really sick and the day after that I came down with it. I didn't get out of bed for almost 2 days. Of course now my kid's are getting it. Thank goodness they don't have school! The great thing about it is that Steve is a day ahead of me feeling better and I came home from work yesterday to a clean house and he even did my laundry! I was so surprised!!!! So today I'm going to take it easy and maybe do some crafting. I have a few projects started waiting to be finished.
Anyway, I had a question about my shelves in the dining room from one of you so I figured I would do a quick post on it so everyone could see.
I bought this shelving unit at an antique store for less than $30. I figured I couldn't pass it up because I wanted the "buttery" look at the time for my kitchen and this was perfect. It already looked old and I didn't have to wait for Steve to build it. Needless to say it's not in my kitchen and it's not really looking like a buttery now. lol.
The overall height is 58 3/4 inches tall by 46 3/4" wide by 11 5/8" deep. It seems pretty tall, but for me it wasn't quite tall enough so I put a riser under it. It's the green thing under it. Plus I didn't think the bottom shelf flat on the floor looked quite right. Now, I must tell you that this is actually two pieces. It's a top and bottom as you can see in the picture below. The top is 32" tall and the bottom is 26 3/4" tall.
Oh and I have to say the height is from the bottom to the top of the back edge. The top is a bit tapered.
The shelves on the top part are spaced about 11 7/8 inch apart and they are about 7/8 inch thick wood. If you look in the second picture up top the bottom shelves are spaced about 12 1/8 inch apart. The same thickness of wood was used at 7/8 inch.
I LOVE my shelves, however, they don't back up right against the wall because of my baseboards. There is always the chance of something falling behind it. That being said I like the color of my walls as the backdrop. I also like it being in two pieces for ease of moving. You all know I move my furniture around a lot. So, if you are looking at building or buying something like this keep this in mind. I hope this helped :-)
I hope you all have a safe and happy New Year. I know I won't be able to post before then since I am working New Year's Eve. I'm hoping my next post will be a How To make your own fishtail swag window covering. I have also had a question on that too. So keep your questions coming :-) I'm happy to help if I can.