I’ve decided to do a lot more shelving in my dining room/gym as the space isn’t used well and it could be a lot less cluttered.

I’m going to use scaffold board, belt sanders, blow torch, stain and varnish for the shelves. See the table build for more details.

Last time I borrowed a belt sander but I’ve got so much I want to do this time that I bought a second hand one on ebay for £35… Erbauer Belt Sander Ebs950. So far I’m really impressed and it was well worth it.

The first set of shelve are going over my desk so will have slightly different brackets to the rest which are going in alcoves. Here are the brackets – £11.62 for 4 inc delivery….

Rustic Scaffold Board Shelf Pair of Brackets Industrial Heavy Duty Steel Bracket

I also want a load of hooks under the shelves but it would be nice if they were matching. £15 for 12 hooks inc delivery but i think its worth it!!

Painting Abuse

I randomly found a painting in the street. It’s not my style but its so awesome I brought it home anyway. I figure that I could use the frame if nothing else.

So I put it up in my front room, clashing with the rest of the room and a couple of years later my friends pointed out how much I need to change it!

So I have no idea what to do with the painting and its the wrong size for that wall and the frame is the wrong colour. I also have a great idea for some wall art but I’d need to repaint the room first….. so painting abuse it is!

Trees on the right….

Now with eyes…

Pool in the middle…

Now with tentacle…

Gold frame……

Now silver frame….

Side Drawers

Yet another roadside find. It needs a lot of TLC but I’ve got plans.

This is the paint I’m thinking of using:

These are the handles I’m going to use:

Fixing the side panels

The first step was to fix the side panels. This was fairly straightforward as the indent was quite deep so I could just cut some 3.5mm ply to size and fit the panels over the existing sides.

The nicks and dents I was going to fill but I think I’m going to leave them as-is to let it be slightly beaten and aged.


OK so I made a stupid decision, at the moment of buying the paint I changed my mind and went for some blackboard paint. It turned out to be waaaaaaay too think and in painting it on I was losing all of the detailing on the moldings. So I removed all the paint that I had applied, let everything dry and then decided to spray the piece instead.

I had this lying around so I tried this and it looks great…. now I have to wait for more to arrive as I’d used most of it already on the Kraken Lamp and Dolls Head Lamp.