When our modular box shelves first debuted in our booth at The Queen, I made a big deal about them because I thought they were pretty amazing. I promoted them in every way I could think of: I posted them on our Facebook page, I blogged about them, and I shared them on Instagram.
And someone responded! We have a client for a custom set of modular shelves!
Let's call her M (for now...we'll debut her name when we debut the finished project). Sweet M has a loft space in her home that her children spend a lot of time playing in. It is about 21 1/2' wide and about 12' deep and overlooks another play/living area. M wants to put custom modular shelving against the back wall and to create a faux wall for the overlook.
I sent Shane over straightaway to check out the situation. He met with M, they talked over things, and this plan was imagined:
Now that a design is agreed upon, everything now hinges on the weather, believe it or not. This project is so massive that we need a good weather weekend when both M and Shane are free because the materials need to be cut and assembled on site.
That's all we have to share for now, but we can't wait for part 2!
chalkboard painted decor
Our amazing designer has taken advantage of being cooped up during Snowmageddon 2014, and has started work on at least one project I know she has had planned for some time. Chalkboard painting!
So far, Audrey has done her magic with wine bottles & silver trays. She's breathing new life into things that were either tucked far away in storage or destined for recycling. These bottles & trays now have the potential to become a part of someone's kitchen or living room decor, or maybe part of a tablescape for an upcoming party. I can think of at least 5 different ways to use these upcycled items, and I bet Audrey can think of 20 more.
Here are some pictures of the work she's done so far. Enjoy!
Check out one of our newest offerings, the L-O-V-E shelf. Constructed by Shane & finished by Audrey, it is an awesome piece. I think that it would go great in a nursery, kid's room, play room, or bedroom, especially since it ended up this lovely pastel blue.
The internet and places like Pinterest are laden with lots of great ideas, and we often leverage those ideas as inspiration for our own work, both in our homes and for The Painted Hammer. I had saved this awesome L-O-V-E shelf tutorial by Keeley Criswell at DIY: Crafting It Myself for some time, and I couldn't be more pleased with our take on her project.
Not too long ago, Shane disappeared for a while and then called for me to come look at his work. Lo and behold, he had cut and arranged wood according to the blog's instructions (with some enhancements), and he was showing me his progress on the shelf. It looked great.
Once he was done with his part, we delivered the shelves to Audrey in two pieces. She did her magic with finishing, and the shelf is now available at our retail booth. Here are some photos of the shelf as it was being constructed and assembled. Aren't my husband and his sister a talented pair?