Living Room Update with Hunter Fan Company

Sponsored by Hunter Fan Company

We love this living room area, but since the back of our home faces the west, we get really hot sunshine in the afternoon and this space heats up quickly. Even with the air conditioning on high – the summer is still hot in here. It makes it tricky to host guests as well. We decided we needed a fan that was simple, matched our home style, and extremely powerful.

We had used the Warrant Industrial Sized Hunter fan in another area of the house and we have loved it (read can read that post here). I wrote to Hunter Fan Company and asked what their recommendation would be for the best for this space – a 16 foot tall ceiling and angles to deal with. They were so helpful and agreed the Warrant 70 inch was the fan for us because of it’s strategic design. It’s industrial sized with two different metallic finishes (Noble Bronze & Brushed Nickel) metal and multiple blade color options as their fan blades are also reversible! 

Hunter Ceiling Fan Installation Warrant 70 in Silver

Since we did not have an existing fan in this space, so Mr. Farmboy had to climb into the rafters to make a space that we could wire up the fan. I was the helper for sure! It took us some time and a really big ladder, but we got the wiring worked out after an hour or two.

Hunter Ceiling Fan installation with Warrant 70 in Brushed Nickel

This fan is super powerful, and I love the reversable blade option. Additionally it comes in 60 inch or 70 inch, as well as Noble Bronze or Brushed Nickel base. We went with the Warrant 70 inch in Noble Bronze with oak blades.

We have an attic space where he was able to climb up in and manuever through the rafters. If you do this, make sure to wear a mask – it can be hard to breath up there. He located where we wanted the fan (we measured between the 4 canned lights in the ceiling and opted for the middle). He drilled a hole and pulled the electrical wire to attach to the base.

The directions that come with the fan were easy to follow, take your time to understand the process of assembly and installation. He installed the base first, then assembled the blades separately before adding them to the base. You will be able to pick between the Drifted Oak or Bleached Oak blades, making sure that the color you choose is facing down.

Hunter Ceiling Fan Installation Warrant 70 in Silver

The outlet is a simple installation – just not for me. Hubby knew exactly what to do and got it done pretty quickly. Now this controls the light and fan speed right from the wall!

Hunter Ceiling Fan Light Switch for Warrant 70 Industrial Fan

After this was complete the fan was up and ready to go – yahoo! We seriously love how quiet and powerful it is. Keeps the entire room cooled down. We loved working with Hunter Fan Company for this project!

Hunter Ceiling Fan in Living Room Warrant 70 inch in Brushed Nickel

Simple Master Bedroom Update – Ceiling Fan Installation with Hunter Fan Company

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hunter Fan Company. All opinions are 100% mine.

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Master Bedroom Hunter Ceiling Fan Installation Process
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We love having a fan in our bedroom and we were ready to change out our builder grade dark brown one for something with a little more power as well as design style. After looking through the Hunter Fan Company website for a bit, I landed on the perfect one!

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Hunter Fan Industrial Size Fan
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We chose the Warrant 70 in Silver, an industrial-size fan that is used in the home. It also had an LED light and wall control panel. We were so excited to try this thing out!

We took off our old fan and sold it on Facebook (always good to earn some extra cash, am I right?!). Then my hubby followed the directions and got to work. 

After turning off the electricity, he installed the base of the fan first.

After this part was finished, he put together each fan blade. This part is simple and only requires a screw driver. There is two different shades of blades to choose from, Drifted Oak or Bleached Grey Pine. We chose the cooler version, the Grey Pine. 

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Adding the Blades

Then he attached each blade to the base. He stood on a ladder to keep steady and added all five blades to the base.

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Installing the Blades

Once the fan blades were installed, he started to work on the light switch. This is such an amazing feature and controls the fan speed and the light, with arrows to adjust both. This was a big selling point for us and we love it.

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We are absolutely delighted with the new fan in the Master Bedroom!  It is powerful and quiet. It keeps us cool at night and truly does not make a sound. It is absolutely beautiful and so well built. We love it so much we are going to install the same one in our living room soon!

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Make sure to check out the Hunter Fan Website and this amazing Warrant Fan here. Let me know if you have any questions!

Love, Kelly

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Workout Room Makeover

Workout Room Makeover

Sponsored by HGTV HOmE® by Sherwin-Williams

This “little boys room turned momma workout room” is coming along! If you follow me on Instagram at CITYGIRLMEETSFARMBOY you have seen the process of getting rid of all my sons decor (including huge bunk beds), ordering the workout equipment that was right for our family, and figuring out what to do with the bare walls.

I am so excited to be partnering with HGTV Home® by Sherwin-Williams to show you how easy it is to give a room a facelift, all by yourself. I traveled to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina to meet the HGTV Home® by Sherwin-Williams team and to get up close and personal with their 2020 Simply Blissful Collection. I toured the HGTV® Dream Home 2020 and this really bought the color pallet to life for me.

I fell in love with the Blue Endeavour (HGSW1451) in the pantry they showcased and decided that is exactly what I wanted in my workout room. It’s a deep color that is calming but also masculine.

I headed to Lowes to pick up the paint. The entire collection from HGTV Home® by Sherwin-Williams was displayed beautifully and the paint department was super helpful. I grabbed a gallon of Infinity Blue Endeavour (HGSW1451) and a quart of Infinity Finian Blue (HGSW2384).

I also picked up the Purdy 6-Piece Premium Paint Kit. It is a great deal and had all the pieces I needed for the large wall. I also grabbed a mini roller for the boards I was adding to the wall.

Time to get started! I wanted to create a Modern Board and Batten Wall that I had seen on the Plank and Pillow Blog here. The tutorial the Henry and Brooke wrote is so easy to follow and super helpful. I got some other inspiration from the Angela Rose Home Blog and her accent wall here. I sent her some messages and she walked me through the design process which helped me a ton. Between these two posts you can see how easy it is to install this wall on your own.

I filled in the nail holes, let dry, and then sanded down before I started to paint.

Once the wall was all complete I was ready to paint. This stuff is awesome because it is paint and primer in one, and only requires one coat. You can be generous with the paint as you roll it in the Purdy rollers.

This Blue Endeavour (HGSW1451) color really turned out beautifully. Once it dried completely I was so smitten by how subtle the color was, but how it added such a beautiful statement. I added some custom signs that I had made from The Handmade Sign Company that had encouraging work out quotes.

I then used Finian Blue (HGSW2384) to create beautiful baskets for the towels. I love how any color in this collection can compliment the other so well. These two blues together really kept the flow of the room and added a calming feeling to the room.


I then finished decorating the room and absolutely loved the final product! This place is now a spacious work out room that has such beautiful colors in it.

This Blue Endeavor (HGSW1451) modern board and batten wall created the best standout statement for this room. I could not be happier with the color scheme and the supplimental Finian Blue (HGSW2384) color adds such a wonderful serene accent to the space.

Thank you for following along with me on this fun work out room update! I loved partnering with HGTV Home® by Sherwin-Williams for this project and know you will love this paint line found at Lowe’s!

You can see all the colors of The Simply Blissful Color Collection here:
Blue Endeavour (HGSW1451)
Vanillin (HGSW4038)
Gristmill Greige (HGSW2485)
Mint to Be (HGSW2327)
Restful (HGSW2285)
Island Time (HGSW2312)
Coral Reef HGSW1074)
Romance (HGSW2067) – 2020 Color of the Year
Finian Blue (HGSW2384)
Fundamental White (HGSW4001)

Do It Yourself – Halloween Pallet Fences

Yay for Halloween!!  It’s one of my favorite seasons of decorating.  My kiddos love creepy decor, so years ago I set out to find an inexpensive way to take our yard decor up a notch.  Having old pallets laying around (yes I collect these!) got my wheels turning.  I created a Halloween Pallet Fence and I fell in love!  I ended up making so making (and my Halloween Pallet Skeleton Swings) that I had to sell some to make room in my storage area (poor Mr. Farmboy doesn’t have any more space to store them!).

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Our 60 second video tutorial will help you get a quick view of this super easy DIY.  Then follow the steps to create your own!

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Simple Way to Hang Shelves

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How many of you have an amazing partner who is willing to hang up all your pictures and shelves and drapery rods and floral arrangements (you get the picture) – but never has the time?! I do! Mr. Farmboy is amazing at so many things, but apparently he has to work every day to so I can’t use him as often as I would like. Years ago I learned that if I needed anything hung, I needed to learn how to do it myself so that I could get it done when I wanted.

I’ve talked a lot about using a Stud Finder to find the proper place to hang things onto your walls on my past blogs. My Zircon Stud Sensor HD70 is one of the most used tools in my tool box. If you haven’t seen my step-by-step guide on how to use on YT you can watch (here). It’s an amazing stud sensor at a great price!

I wanted to try the Zircon MultiScanner HD900c while working on my summer bathroom project, to compare the qualities it has. In particular in has live wire detection capabilities. I snagged this guy from Home Depot for $60.

Here is the the comprehensive version of it’s amazing talents:

MultiScanner® HD900c OneStep® multifunction stud finder locates studs, metal, and live AC electrical wiring behind walls, floors, and ceilings. The advanced ColorTripTM display lights green in stud scan, blue in metal, and red in live AC scan modes. Screen flashes, or lights, red to alert the presence of live AC in Stud, DeepScan®, and Metal Scan modes. A 4-mode switch makes it easy to change modes, while the ultra-bright display screen, SpotLite® Pointer, and audio tone all indicate the location of the target.

Before I get into my summer project, I wanted to tell you about a giveaway Zircon is hosting! If you’re looking for some great Zircon tools, head on over to their Instagram to enter their summer giveaway! You could win the StudSensor HD55 stud finder, Leak Alert WiFi smart water detector, and a $100 giftcard to The Home Depot! You can enter here: (click me). Winner will be chosen on September 30, 2019.

Step One – Buy It

Super easy, here is the link. Or you can get it in the tool section of Home Depot. I am hanging my plumbers pipe shelving from Furniture Pipeline and needed a strong stud to insert my screws into for the best hold. This is why I can’t do any projects without this magic scanner!

Step Two – Open and Add 9V Batteries

Step Three- Take Off the Plastic

Yah, I know this sounds silly, but the last time I bought one I forgot to take it off and was so confused by all the images it displayed. I know, I have issues…

Step Four – Scan

You will lay your sensor against the wall VERTICALLY. There is button to swipe right or left. Left for DeepScan and StudScan. Right for Metal and AC Scan. Then push the side button and wait for the beep. You are now ready to go.

As you move along slowly and horizontally on the wall, green will illuminate. This is letting you know it is working and you are in a stud finding mode. You will be alerted when a stud is close. The Spotlite arrow will appear when you are in the middle of the stud. This is where you make a mark and know where you can install your screw if you are wanted to hang something into the stud.

The red screen will illuminate if you are close to a wire. Once again the arrow will appear when you are right on top of it.

Part Five – Hang

Now that you know where your studs are, you are ready to hang your project. For this bathroom summer project I am hanging heavy plumbers pipe shelving, this is why it was important for me to find the studs.

I added my screws to the marked stud spots and drilled in the pipe fitting (it’s called a flange). Then I added the pipe shelf and the project was done! So easy for me. Before I used a stud sensor I would make so many mistakes with holes because I wasn’t aiming correctly. This little tool makes my life so much better when I am working on projects! Make sure to enter their giveaway here by the end of September!

Have a wonderful end of summer my friends!

Kelly

How to add a Laundry Room Table – One Room Challenge Week 5

My One Room Challenge Laundry Room Renovation is just about finished – welcome to Week 5! I am so grateful to Kirkland’s for sponsoring this project, they have the most amazing laundry room pieces – check those out here!

 

Make sure to check out the One Room Challenge Blog to see all the updates of the designers participating – their feeds are so inspiring.

Here is a recap of my 6 week outline:

Week One – OrigInal Room Reveal (read here)
Week Two – Wood Ceiling (READ HERE)
Week Three – Wallpaper and Cupboards (read here)
Week Four – Floating Shelves (read here)
Week Five – Drying Racks and Folding Table
Week Six – Decorations and Reveal
This post contains affiliate links to help you navigate to products I have used and am showcasing.

It was now time for me to build a table to cover the washer and dryer to fold my clothes on. My space is limited and I needed all the usable area I could get. This ended up being super easy and very effective for me.

Step One – Shop

I wanted butcher block, but it was out of my price range. You can build a butchers block board, but in the end I decided to use 1×8 pine boards instead.

I measured a 66 inch length and a 30 inch depth in my area. This required four 1×8 boards at 6 feet long and one 1×4 board (this is for the back edge of the folding table).

You can have Home Depot cut them for you as well.

Step Two – Cut and Mount

Cut each of your boards to the length you need. You will then add pocket holes to 3 of the 1×8 boards (read how to do that here).

Attach your boards together, using wood glue and pocket hole screws size 1 1/4 inch. Use clamps to make sure your boards are fitting snug. I also used extra weight on the boards as I attached them together to make sure they were flat when they were screwed together.

You will then add the 1×4 board to the back of the boards. You can use screws right into the back since noone will see these.

Step Three – Sand

Sand down your folding table. I used my Tacklife sander that is from Amazon ($25!). I actually sanded the 1×8 boards first before I mounted the 1×4 board. Additionally I had sanded the 1×4 board seperately. You can do what works for you.

Step Four – Stain

Add the stain of your choice. I used Old Barn Living Weathered One Step Stain – it’s one of my favorites and matched the other shelving in the room. I used 2 coats and then added a top coat.

Step Five – Add Braces

You will lay the folding table onto 2 braces. These are 2×3 boards that are mounted to the wall into the studs. Measure where your studs are, then mark that spacing onto the board and pre-drill your 3 1/2 inch screws into them.

Use a level to mount these into the wall. Make sure they are level!!

Step Six – Add Table

You will gently slide your table onto the 2×3 boards. We added a 1×10 board underneath our table for stability because we didn’t want it sitting on top of the washer and dryer.

Add screws or brad nails into the sides of the table and into the 2×3 boards. Then you are all finished!!

Next week I will showcasing all of the amazing pieces I have picked out from Kirkland’s to finalize this space.  I can’t wait to share it with you!

Simple Shelving – One Room Challenge Week Four

My 4th week of the One Room Challenge has ended and I love the turn out! I worked with Kirkland’s to design shelving for practical and decorative use. I have the cutest pieces coming from Kirkland’s to decorate this space and I am so excited.

The One Room Challenge is sponsored by Better Homes and Gardens, and so many bloggers are participating. Make sure to check out the One Room Challenge Blog to see all the rooms that are being renovated right now, you will find so much inspiration.

Here is a recap of my 6 week outline:

Week One – Orignal Room Reveal (read here)
Week Two – Wood Ceiling (READ HERE)
Week Three – Wallpaper and Cupboards (read here)
Week Four – Floating Shelves
Week Five – Drying Racks and Folding Table
Week Six – Decorations and Reveal
This post contains affiliate links to help you navigate to products I have used and am showcasing.

I love floating shelves. I learn all I can from the Shanty2Chic sisters. So make sure to watch all their floating shelf tutorials here – you will learn so much!

I measured and added my “bones” (aka “cleat”) of the shelves.

Then I built the shelf that goes over the “bones”. This measurement was very simple. Once again, to learn how to do this, head over to the Shanty2Chic blog.

I sanded down the shelf with my Tacklife sander. It’s easy to hold and a great starter tool for any DIYer.

We added on the cupboards that we purchased from Ikea. Farmboy had to do this part for me.

Then I stained my shelves with Old Barn Living One Step Weathered Stain (I love this stuff).

Nexr step – installing the cleat onto the wall (measuring for the stud of course to drill the screw into for stability).

I slid the shelf right over the top and used hard nails to attach it to the cleat.

After this I added a faux wood shelf right over the white shelf already installed, staining it first. I used a 12 inch board for the top and nailed it into the sides of the original board. I then put a 1×2 board over the front, staining first.

I loved how these additions changed up the entire room. I can’t wait to get started decorating!

Pantry Closet Renovation

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Every area of my pantry renovation has been finished for a few weeks, except for one spot.  The closet.  It’s a space that I seriously had to ignore because I was so overwhelmed.  Each time I opened the door I wanted to close it again!  Want to see what I am talking about?  Here you go:

I hope this photo makes some of you feel better!  It was a hot mess.  This week was time to get it done, and I had to build myself up for it.  I worked with Extra Space Storage to come up with a simple DIY project to organize a closet and was able to take over their stories – it was so much fun.  Now it’s time to show you too.

I decided to take the same idea that I used in building my pantry shelves and make a smaller version of them. If you would like to see a recap of the other projects I have done in completing this room, you can check them out here:

Step One – Clean It Out

With the help of Extra Space Storage, I finally had the guts to start.  First things first – CLEAN IT OUT.  This took some time because I had to figure out what to keep and what had to go.  I ended up giving a few bags to our local thrift store and that felt great.

Step Two – Assessment

I needed to figure out what I needed stored in this area.  My pantry is a mudroom, homework room, craft room and storage room.  It wears alot of hats for sure!

The closet needed to house snow clothes, crafts, sewing machines, purses and food.  How on earth was I going to get it all in there?  Since it’s my only optional space, I had to make it work.

Step Three – Build Shelving

For the top shelf in the closet, I decided to build shelving to make it more effective use of space.  This area would house all my crafts. I used the 2×4 stud format from the original pantry design.  This is what it looked like on a larger scale:

I wanted just one small shelf and took my height and length measurements.  I ended up needing 2×4 boards cut at:

  • 2 boards at 11 inches long (photo below)
  • 4 boards at 36 inches long (photo below)
  • 2 boards 51 inches long

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I measured where I wanted my storage solutions before I attached the 11 inch board to the 36 inch boards.  I then mounted this to the wall on the top shelf.  I did the same for the other side, then mounted the 51 inch boards with screws to make the shelf.  I ended up using three 2×4 boards which cost under $10.

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This was super easy and very inexpensive shelving.

Secondly I added small 1×6 boards to the back wall with hooks to house my purses.  They were hung above the door so they can’t be seen when you look into the closet.

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For the next shelf I used shelving from Ikea called IVAR.  It is very inexpensive and easy to put together on your own. This would house my extra groceries.  If you aren’t interested in building something on your own, this is a really great option for you.  Their buckets and bins are also a great price point.

Step Four – Sewing Station

I needed a roll away cart to house my sewing machine and supplies. I found a cart also from Ikea that we were able to put together in an hour.  It’s call the FORHOJA Kitchen Cart and was $109.  The wheels make it super easy to move in and out of the closet.

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Step Five – Organization

I loved being able to throw away things I wasn’t using – yah Marie Kondo! I cleaned out clothes and crafts, then put the rest of the items I was going to keep in organized bins.  It was like a breath of fresh air!

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I loved connecting with Extra Space for this mini renovation.  The pantry closet is complete which make the entire pantry finally finished.  Yah!

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Wood Ceiling Install – One Room Challenge Week 2

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This One Room Challenge, sponsored by Better Homes and Gardens, is getting me so excited.  My laundry room renovation is under way and the first week project is complete – the wood ceiling install.  It has been sponsored by Wallplanks and I couldn’t be happier with this product.  I will teach you all about it, but first here is my 6 week strategy:

Week One – OrigInal Room Reveal (read here)
Week Two – Wood Ceiling
Week Three – Wallpaper and Cupboards
Week Four – Floating Shelves
Week Five – Drying Racks and Folding Table
Week Six – Decorations and Reveal
This post contains affiliate links to help you navigate to products I have used and am showcasing. 

I have seen wood ceilings for some time now and really wanted to try it out in the laundry room.  Additionally, I wanted to use peel and stick wood planks.  I connected to this amazing company and know that their products are good to work with.  Head over to their site at Wallplanks.com to read about the history and how the planks are made.

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Step One – Decide Color and Amount

You can cruise their website to see all the different styles.  I love the rich tones of the Normandy – so that is what I picked.  But they have many different wood stains to choose from!  You will also need to measure the square feet of your space and figure out the amount you need.  They sell them in boxes so you will round up to the next box.  The area I needed covered required 2 boxes. Use my code #CGMFB for 20% off as well!

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Step Two – Find Studs

If you are laying this wood on the floor or a wall, you do not need studs. Quite frankly, it would probably be sticky enough to stay secure on the ceiling, but I decided to find the studs and add a few brad nails into the planks for security.  Find your studs and draw lines so you can see where they are during the whole project.

Step Three – Install

You will want your circular saw or miter saw (I used my Tacklife Miter Saw and you can find that here).  Here are the steps you will repeat:

  • Measure the length you desire

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  • Cut the length you desire

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  • Make sure the tongue and groove are on the exposed side (so you can attach the next piece)

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  • Peel off the backing and press firmly to ceiling (use level)

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  • Make sure to use a level to asure your board is straight
  • Use weighted roller to ensure adhearing

Make sure to stagger your boards how you desire as you continue this process.

The last plank on the final row may need to trimmed to fit the area.  Do this with your circular saw and be careful!

The final product turned out beautiful and only took an afternoon.  I am already trying ot figure out where else I can add Wallplanks Peel and Stick Products!

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Let me know if you have any questions – this was such a fun project!

Love,

Kelly

How to Build a Pantry Shelf under $50

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How to Build a Pantry Shelf under $50

The final plans for this DIY Pantry Shelf, made from 2×4’s, is finally here!  I am so excited to announce that I have collaborated with the amazing Ashley Basnight from HandmadeHaven to help me create digital plans for you to follow.  She is amazing!  Her Instagram handle is SmashingDIY and you can follow her here.  Make sure to pin these graphics so you can use them later!

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The entire step by step project is linked to her Handmade Haven Blog Series here. I created the project and she created the plans – we made such a great team.  We will do a few more of these projects together this year and I can not wait.  Ashley is a lead blogger in DIY’s and you do not want to miss a single post she shares!

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I am listing everything you will need for this project.  Then head over to Handmade Haven for the steps to get it done!

Supplies Needed 

  • 2 x 4’s (20-22 depending on lengths needed)
  • Kreg screws (60 2 1/2 inch)
  • 2 inch screws (36)
  • 2 1/2 inch wall screws (6)
  • Paint color of your choice (I used Real Milk Paint Company – Arabian Night and White mixed)
  • Stain color of your choice (I used Varathayne Briarsmoke)
  • Choice of top coat (I used Real Milk Paint Top Wax)
  • Paint and stain supplies
  • Sand paper (I used 100 grit)

Tools Needed 

  • Hand drill
  • Miter saw
  • Kreg Jig
  • Level
  • Measuring Tape
  • Stud Finder
  • Sander

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You will learn the process in 8 simple steps:

Step One – Take Measurements

Step Two – Purchase Materials 

Step Three – Cutting Wood 

Step Four – Sand, Paint and Stain

Step Five – Pocket Holes 

Step Six – Mount Boards 

Step Seven – Put Your Shelf Together

Step Eight – Add Shelves

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Want to see how I organized it?  Head to this post to watch the tutorial and get all the links to the products I used!

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I hope you enjoy this post and let me know if you have any questions!

Kelly