In a single afternoon, with a few tools and a trip to the hardware store, you can build this floating shelf that converts to a serving station. Not only is this shelf designed to entertain but with a little paint you can add a pop of color to your room that is sure to be a hit.
you are entertaining indoors or out, it’s always important to have a serving area for your guests.
While staring at this blank wall in our enclosed patio I knew we needed to add a little storage and functionality to the space.
And with a pop of color we transformed this blank wall into one amazing entertaining space for our guests!
Don’t hesitate to try colors that you wouldn’t expect. That’s what makes it fun and that’s what people will remember.
build this entertaining shelf I started by cutting the wood to the size specified by the project plans. Then I marked the diagonal cut of the 2x8s and cut straight down the line to create the sides (top and bottom). Next, I pre drilled the holes for the screws as to prevent the wood from splitting. Finally, I assembled the top and bottom of the shelf using 1-1/4” and
2-1/2” wood screws.
Now that the top and bottom are assembled I laid them flat on the workbench and sand the top of the sides flush with one another. This makes sure that the hinge point is in the right place, making for a flat serving station when in the open position.
Now for the finishing, start by filling all the screw holes, cracks and seams with wood filler. Once the wood filler has had ample time to dry, sand it smooth with a fine grit sand paper.
Here comes the best part. Painting! When I paint furniture or decor, I like to apply at least 2-3 thin coats, making sure to sand with a fine grit sandpaper between each one. This will give you a great even color when you are done. Make sure to allow ample time for each coat to dry before sanding and remove any dust with a tack cloth before the next application of paint.
Apply 2-3 thin coats, making sure to sand with a fine grit sandpaper between each coat. Allow ample drying time and remove any dust before the next application.
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