I can tell because I'm spending A LOT of time pulling up the weeds that took over the area (grass) that I dug up two falls ago which I never dealt with last year. Last year I spent my spring in Oklahoma with my grandson and other family. Then somehow the summer got away from me and I never got ANY of the gardening done last year. I did kill the saw fly larvae that try to eat up my creeping Jenny every May. All that said, I'm a full year behind in all my gardening.
And it sucks.
Remember this shelf? I liked that shelf.
But it was too small.
And it was missing something.
Like a mirror.
I had this mirror . . .
In my shower.
It was the perfect size for my space.
I just had to cut off the trim on the right side. The left side trim was already missing.
So I painted it up and added 3 sets of brackets. Some I had already and some I bought at the Hobby Lobby half-price.
I painted them, too.
Then I distressed it and waxed it.
I hung it on the same cleat I put up for the shelf.
Remember, I use cleats when I want great stability and even weight-bearing.
Until the white shelf moved in, I always had a mirror in that spot.
And it was right.
The mirror there does something very important.
It reflects light.
From some angles it reflects light from the living room windows.
From other angles it reflects the light from the dining room.
And in the magical world of mirrors, it continues to reflect, which continues to reflect, which continues to reflect . . .
And important in the greylands where I live.
I know what you're thinking.
You're thinking that the black walls make the room dark.
But you are wrong.
And that is a discussion for another day.
I really didn't like the closed in sides of the first shelf.
These metal brackets I used to hold the shelves leave the sides open with just a hint of interest.
Truth be told.
The first shelf was a little traditional for my taste.
This shelf is perfectly me.
But I said I would let you vote.
So please vote.
The old one
the new one.
I live in anticipation of your answer.
Please don't let me die.
Adirondack Girl At Heart
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