Okay, so I recently got an e-mail about this 'shelf' in the background of one of my photos and I decided to go ahead and do a full post on it. When John & I moved to Tulsa in June, we had all of the furniture for our bedroom & guest bedroom but we had zero furniture/decor for our dining room, living room, & my office. When we started shopping around for furniture we were discouraged at how quickly it all adds up! We decided that we will take things slowly & just get what we thought were essentials which included a couch & a desk!
Anyway, my office area looked pretty sad with just a desk but I didn't want to spend a lot of money on other furniture so I browsed the internet & found this tutorial on how to make a DIY mirrored cubical. I liked how she used two 9 cube-cubicles but my office area is not large enough for two. Personally, I loathe DIY projects because they NEVER turn out for me, ever. But I felt like it looked simple enough so I went for it, and I enjoyed seeing it come together. I didn't have much to lose because the project only cost $60 total. I am really happy with how it turned out considering it took very little time & is a nice place to store things here & there.
Here's what you need:
6 Pack Mirror Wall Tiles ($7/pc) (I bought 2 packs.)
Gorilla Glue ($5)
Heavy Books (John kindly donated his old medical school books to the project!)
John assembled it for me and it didn't take but maybe 20 minutes?!
I did one mirror at a time - they fit perfectly onto the back of each cube. The Gorilla Glue comes out clear - which is deceiving because when it dries it 'swells' up and turns white. I recommend going in with very little glue - and barely putting it around the edges. As soon as you've 'traced' the edges of the cube, gently lay down the mirror and if it needs to be adjusted... do it asap (mine all laid down just fine.) As soon as the one mirror is down, put a heavy book on top, but do it gently, so that you won't move the mirror.
You'll know when it is dry because you'll see the white, puffy glue coming out in the cracks (which means I used too much glue!) I want to say I let them sit for 2 hours and then it was good-to-go! PS. I still haven't scraped off the dried glue, but supposedly its easy to get off!
My Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Voluspa candles were delivered while I was taking these photos so I threw one in- they smell SO good! And, the blue Steve Madden pumps, too. (They are oddly comfortable.)
Rug is here.
Pink Datebook is here. (It's for 2015)
Gold candle is here.
Here are some fun things that are on my wish list... (and my outfit below that.)