Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Pipe and Rustic Wood Bookshelf

I wanted a unique shelving unit for my living room. Something rustic and industrial-like. But, I didn't want to spend the kind of money they were asking for. So Gene and I decided to design and build it ourselves. Below are some pix of the process

Laying out the pipe in Lowe's

Couldn't find these in black so we spray painted them 

Gene happen to have 2 beautiful, long pieces of wood that we cut in half
4 pcs of wood ready to be sanded and sanded and sanded...
Staining the wood. In retrospect, we wish we used something ligher...oh well
Assembling the shelf

Monday, April 1, 2013


For years family and friends suggested I switch my living room with my bedroom. My bedroom was light & airy and larger than the dark, small living room I mostly hung out in. Well, I took their advice and did it.

I love the switch. Here are some before and after pictures of the new living room.

I love this shelf unit my husband and I designed and built

I'm such a dumpster diver