It has been a rough couple of days in the Hammers and High Heels DIY world. Our Spare Room redo hasn't been going as well as we had hoped. We were in the beginning stages of setting up my new dressing room. Before we took our trip to Home Depot for the supplies we looked back at my inspiration post to get an idea of what we should look for. We thought these basic metal brackets and boards would do the trick, they had a similar look to the metal and wood shelving I loved from the inspiration photos. They also were pretty inexpensive (lesson learned; low cost DIY isn't always the best idea).
Once we got the shelves up we both just cringed, even Rocco had a look of horror on his face. I imagine he was thinking something like, "Mom, you guys can do better than this, nothing in here looks cute but me" - yep I just quoted my dog, uggghhh, it IS a really lame day!
Even though we didn't think it was quite right, I started organizing my shoes on the shelves to see if it made our vision look any better and even put my antique dress form into place. Our concensus... a classic case of the shoe not quite fitting right.
It still looked like crap. CRAP! The two main problems were 1- the shelves themselves, they just didn't look nice at all; and 2- the awkward huge space above the top shoe shelf. So maybe we didn't measure and place them as we should, but we are also thinking that this wall shouldn't have shelves on it anyway.
So, we are starting over with this one. My heels and everything else are now in this lovely heap on the floor. We get a huge FAIL on this one.
The good news is we have a new plan, and yes, we hope this one works! So, thanks for following up with us on our room redo, and if you have any ideas for us please let us know! Here's to hoping this week and our new plan goes a little better!