One of the things I have been meaning to make is a new shelf above the stove in the kitchen. I have a ton of crap on top of the stove/oven and I wanted to get it up and away so it didn’t feel so cluttered. On This Old House I saw how someone had painted wooden scrolled brackets and placed a board on top to make simple but nice shelves. I decided to give it a try.
I went to home depot and purchased the scroll brackets for about $15. I also purchased what they call a “common board” for about $3. When I got home, I pulled out my saw to cut it to the length I wanted it, and then painted it white to match the trim in the kitchen. This time I decided to use Rustoleum lacquer spray paint to see how it turned out. I wouldn’t recommend it. The board kept sucking up the paint and I had to put on 10 billion coats, which was hard in the cold weather.
After everything was cut and painted, I pulled out the drill, some screws, and my laser level. I marked the wall, leveled my holes, and hung my brackets. I then set the board on top, drilled some pilot holes, and screwed it into place.
And here is the finished product! After the shelf was up I hung the clock from a previous post, and everything looks complete!