And then I was left with a hole in the wall.
Of course, I wasn't content with one hole in the wall. I wanted two.
Time to break out the drywall saw. Very important tip - if cutting into a wall with electricity, always do a tiny hole, see where the wires are, and then cut away from them.
The stubby 2x4 was in the way, but wasn't really holding anything up. So we cut it down to size.
We were all ready to add a shelf and call it a day.
We took out the wood pieces we just added, and the Mr. built some boxes out of scrap wood from our garage.
|Lumber hoarding has its benefits|
|Thin plywood for the backs|
|3/4 inch plywood for the sides and shelves|
Always make sure to dry fit all your pieces so you catch little fixes while they're still easy to cut and fix.
Screw and wood glue are all you need to hold everything together
|We used some scrap quarter round trim as shelf supports|
Because the boxes were slightly smaller than the openings, I used some shims to make them as even as possible.
Then, time for some quick 45 degree cuts to disguise the gaps
And some silicone for the gaps in the trim...
Two final coats of paint, and hello, storage! I didn't want these to stand out too much, so I painted them the same color as the wall.