Basically, this is what I was attempting to do on Friday.
Yes, I drew myself a picture. And yes, it IS to scale. And yes, I decorated the shelves because I got bored.
The plan on Friday was to hanging up some shelves over my "dining room" table/desk so that I could finally have a spot to put my books! I actually drew the photo because I was trying to decide if four shelves would be too crowded, or if I should go with three (FYI- four won).
I even did this to be sure.
And yes, these shelves are properly spaced according to where they would sit if I had four (hence why I didn't get all Jenga up in here and stack them up four shelves high.
I thought I was all ready to go. I had shelves, brackets, plugs, screws, my 4 ft level. I was prepared. I chalked off where my holes needed to go based on where the brackets looked best to me, and I used my giant level to make sure they were spaced evenly! It took a long time, but eventually I was all ready to go. And then I started drilling. And then I realized I needed masonry bits because my walls were cement!!
Good lord these cement walls are terrible. I half-hoped I could get my drill in a decent length in the wall, but it was no good. I wasn't willing to cut my plugs down like I did with my wall lamp and my shoe rack, because I think shelves holding heavy stuff up high kinda need to be secure.
The really stupid thing is that I have been to Canadian Tire on numerous occasions over the past few months and every single time I thought to myself "I should really pick up some masonry bits" followed by "naw, I'll just buy them when I need them".
Except now I needed them and it was already 8pm and I was in my pajamas. To get to Canadian Tire would mean getting dressed, taking the TTC for 30 minutes, buying them, coming home...it would be nearly 9:30 by that point and it seemed to be getting to the point where it was a little to late to subject my neighbours to drilling cement.
So...my project is not done yet. But I think getting all the holes properly spaced out and marked is like half the battle, right? Tonight I shall go to Ctire, get those darn bits, and hopefully I will have a better post for tomorrow!
How we're your weekends?