I'm trying to get better at that.... a few months ago, when planning the wall above my bookcase, I played with paper to get the right arrangement and it worked.
So when it came time to hang the Ballard Inspired Café Shelves, I was nervous. They are 7 feet long with 3 brackets and I pictured it going all kinds of awful. Here is how we ensured the perfect placement:
- 1st we put a piece of tape across the back of the shelves over the brackets and marked exactly where the mounting pieces where.
- Then we moved the tape, up to the wall and made sure it was perfectly level.
- We put the anchors in, right through the tape and then remove the tape.
- All that was left to do, was hang the shelves.
And - I can't say how proud of I am of these shelves. They would have cost well over $250 retail and we wouldn't have gotten exactly what we wanted. Instead, I made them, with mostly reclaimed materials for around $50!!!
Now, to accessorize them! Oh what fun!
If you missed the full tutorial on how to make these shelves, you can check it out here.
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