the best shelf in the entire universe

Jun 26, 2006 | Life in Progress

so here is the cute, perfectly beachy, and very cottage, shelf john made for my studio. i LOVE it and just had to show it off. it’s 4’X6′ and deep enough to hold all kinds of art supplies. i can hardly wait to fill it up with paints, and paper, and inspiration. and the cool part is is that those are all old recycled boards from old homes, all donated to the home rebuilding center. i love it. love it. love it. oh, and it has turquoise colored feet!

Sending much love,

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  1. Stacie

    I agree with you….that IS the best shelf in the entire universe. It’s filled with character & personality. The colors are so yummy too. I hope you get lots of good use out of it ๐Ÿ˜‰


  2. John de Albuquerque

    that’s pretty cool. we have a place here that is connected with habitat for humanity called ‘re-store’ and you can go and get recycle building materials. I like the idea of materials being re-used into new people’s lives. it seems more respecting of the resources that made our lives better.

  3. melanie

    What great shelves! The old recycled boards give it so much character!

  4. annax

    Excellent shelves! I love them!

  5. Hanna

    Wow, that is one cool shelf. To bad you can’t use it, or you’ll hide it to much! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Jes

    That IS the BEST shelf in the universe…you are so lucky!!! I am having a carpenter come in and put some shelving in in my studio as my hubby would rather be fishing!!

    As for a trade…ARE YOU KIDDIN’ ME?? I’d LOVE to!!

  7. Dawn Falcone

    It’s so cool! I love that it’s all recycleable & that you are using it for art supplies!!

    Thanks for stopping by my site!!

  8. liz elayne

    this is gorgeous. how fantastic that he made it for you!!!!

  9. Laini Taylor

    That’s so cute!! Wow, way to go John! We went to the Rebuilding Center yesterday and got some French doors. That place is so funky!

  10. kelly


  11. Whatsername

    That is so cute. I had no idea it would be that beachy!! By the way, thanks for the clothes!

  12. Alexandra S

    He made that????? wow! There is no way that can fit in the U-Haul truck so I am getting your address from Laini and coming to pick it up today. That is one of the coolest shelves I have ever seen! Enjoy!

  13. Dana

    Oh, I love it, I love it, I love it.

  14. britt

    so adorable! you and john are both very talented. i love!


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