Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Summer Shelf?

Ahh, more inspiration from the pages of Domino Magazine! I don't remember the specific issue, but the picture above is a clipping from the magazine that I added to my little 'inspiration book' (a whole other post in itself)! I call it a "summer shelf" because I honestly don't know if there are any hazards to putting a chunk of wood on a really hot radiator.

Anyway, the instructions were to go to a local lumber yard and get a really thick cut of wood. Well, I didn't know where to start with that one. Maybe I didn't look hard enough, but I didn't really find anything quite like Domino's lovely creation. So... I went to Home Depot and got a pre-cut piece of wood that was luckily the size I needed. It set me back a cool $7. Since I'm too paranoid to keep wood on top of the radiator in the winter, I figure I can go with a thin cut of wood. Until I can find the perfect piece of wood for this project, I'm enjoying the extra 'table' space... Especially since I haven't been able to pick out a coffee table yet! So here’s my version below...

3 comments:

jeni fu said...

JEEZ!! friggin love it!!... and you!!
thank you for being an inspiration to us all.

SeanSho said...

You can keep the wood on the radiator in winter. Unless you have some sort of weird flame shooting radiator the worst that could happen is that the wood gets a little warped. It's an old NYC "need more shelves in a tiny apartment" trick.

A Bella Life said...

yep i definitely have a flame throwing radiator!! Hahah seansho thanks for putting my fears to rest! And Jeni - thanks as always for your luv and support! I'm having so much fun with the blog!