Remember this post where I revealed our new office? I had mentioned strongly disliking one of the new pieces of furniture- the computer tower cubby from IKEA:
It is just so boxy and bulky and blah…. and the one shelf is quite useless since it’s so thick.
When we had the glass tabletop made for the cabinet and desk, I also asked them to cut me a couple of glass shelves. Easy peasy, or so I thought, until I realized that I’d need to find brackets to support them, the IKEA one’s wouldn’t work. And I’d also have to predrill holes for those new brackets, which required 1/4″ holes and we didn’t have a drill that would fit in that tiny space, well, the one we DID have couldn’t accomodate any of Jim’s 1/4″ drill bits.
So a new tool kit (with the proper sized drill bits) and new right-angle drill (for tight spaces) and 1/4″ peg supports from Lowe’s and two custom cut glass shelves and we were in business!
Except the project sat there for about 8 weeks, untouched.
Why so long? I dunno. Working in tight spaces, poor lighting, needing a level and a marker and drilling holes and all that good stuff just simply didn’t appeal to me.
Until today! (I needed something to do during quiet time- I didn’t have any DVR’d shows to watch!)
Lookie lookie what I did:
Here’s the full view:
Oh my gosh that looks soooo much better and now we have two shelves and it doesn’t look so bulky and boxy. Whew!
It’s amazing what a little elbow grease and spare time (and new materials and power tools and accessories) can get ya sometimes.