yardstick embellished shelves
By way of confession, my crafting room is not exactly tidy. I have a bad habit of keeping supplies on my desk rather than storing them in a drawer or in the closet.
Most of the solution was already at my fingertips — I had five finished shelves salvaged from a discarded CD cabinet. Ready to hang.
Then one day, a friend appeared as if by magic bearing a gift: two vintage yardsticks from her personal collection. The puzzle pieces neatly clicked into place.
I scoured the town to find a few extra (new) yardsticks from hardware/lumber purveyors. Not as easy a task as I’d first imagined.
Seems that old fashioned wooden yardsticks are not as common as they were years ago.
But I happily have enough to tackle the task at hand: adding functional storage to my crafting room embellished with nostalgically pretty yardsticks.
I selected heavy corner braces for the shelf brackets, because of their industrial look.
Cut the yardsticks to size with a small hand saw and glued them to the front shelf edges.
Then I removed (most) of the clutter from my desk surface. I absolutely love them!
Two more will hang on the adjacent wall along with a pinboard…but I still need a tiny dose of extra inspiration for that.
Thank you to my lovely friend for the yardsticks, they are absolute treasures!
I’m so grateful you stopped by today 🙂