What a week it has been! Week 4 of the $100 Room Challenge is in the books and it has been full of high fives and setbacks. You may recall that in my week 1 post, I talked about our plans to add built in closet shelving to the sides of the guest closet. This was the week
weBrett had planned on finishing the built ins.
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Perfect, seems easy enough, right? WRONG. Once Brett set out to build the bases for the shelving units, he quickly realized that the walls were not perfect. The walls were not plumb and the corner angles were different on each wall. This slowed the progress on the top piece of the shelving. As of now, we have all the bases for the shelves installed. We just need to cut the top pieces which will be the difficult part given the limited tools we have. In order to make the shelving match perfectly to the wall angles, we would need to buy a table saw. I’m pretty sure that would put us over the $100 budget!
Brett’s solution is to caulk the shelving that we are able to cut with our miter saw in order to hide any gaps between the shelf and the walls. We are finding out with each new project we set out to complete, we learn more about all of the Oakdale houses’ glorious imperfections!
So here is where we are today:
So far we have spent:
- $2.94 on sample paint
- $4.97 on paint brushes
- $5.95 on thrifted basket
- $5.98 on wood screws
- $4.21 Drywall anchors
- $52.64 pine board
I have complete confidence that Brett can figure this out, but I hope it doesn’t cost us $200+ in equipment. We have a week to figure this out because reveal is next week, ahh! Do you guys have any suggestions on getting shelving to sit flush with walls with weird angles?