Thursday, July 9, 2009

One shelf, two shelf, three shelf, four!

Yesterday I decided to hang up those IKEA floating shelves I mentioned I got for FREE in the new guest room, now that the bro is gone. I was lucky enough to snag two shelves, but I'm thinking I may need another one...or two. What do you think?

Note: the accessories were plopped up on the shelves, this is not the final look. =)

Tall ceilings = spaced out shelves

What was my reasoning for putting them far apart. I wish I could say I had some smart plan to put something in the middle, but I don't. I actually put them up in a hurry before leaving for my CPR class (Which I highly suggest everyone take. I know Maggie did! Yay!) last night and was lucky enough that they are actually level and evenly centered in the wall. I used our stud finder and I think that's where I thought they were. How do you like those stripes?! woo.

This is where I want your thoughts. Should I get another shelf to put in between those two? Or should I just leave it? I'm not sure if I want to add two more and put one below the lower one shown, too. I'm guessing the lower shelf is now at about a 4 and a half feet from the floor. At $20 each, I think I can afford to get 2 more. The shelf project will come to be about $10 per shelf. Not bad.

I was somewhat inspired by this image from House Beautiful.

Those are IKEA shelves too.

What do you think?


Maggie said...

Hmmm, I really don't think you need anymore shelves. Do you have things you could put on them if you bought more? I think it looks really good how it is although I do like the inspiration photo too. So tough! Those stripes are amazing! How do you get the painters tape on straight?

thriftylittleblog said...

I really like your inspiration photo! I vote to buy one more shelf. They look fine as-is, but you would probably want another shelf to give it a similar effect.
Also, nice wall!