First we measured the space. All you need to build a shelf is a piece of MDF (or wood), the width will vary, depending upon how big you want your shelf. We went with 10 inch shelves. And then smaller pieces for the underneath supports. We went with about 1 inch in width. Lowe's has white primed MDF board that works great. Lowe's will cut your wood if you don't have a saw. Cut your wood and then assemble the shelf.
Screw the support pieces into place--we used a level to make sure the support was level. It is wise to use a stud finder and screw your supports into studs...we misplaced our stud finder after the "Coat Hallway" project so we had to fake it.
Oh happy day! This was wasted space before the shelf came along! I LOVE SHELVES! They bring order to an unorganized space, they can be a fun way to decorate, and sometimes they do both (not in this case). They can also be inexpensive...this shelf cost under $20!
Thanks husband! Another BHEA for you! And I'm making no promises, but I'll think about the boat.
I sure am tired. D quotes Evelyn Loewendahl (anyone know Evelyn?) "When you are tired or tense the best pick-me-up is a few minutes of exercise."
Are you kidding me Evelyn? Becky Beck says the best pick-me-up is a nap.