Did you think we just quit on the bedroom? I kind of did.


My friend trimmed the panel around the window over the bed. The frame didn’t quite fit, I think it does now.


We all worked on the shelf. I measured everything. Johnny cut and installed the supports. My friend cut the shelf from the old bed platform. Actually, if you look in the center of the photo, you will see a bit of light peeking up. By turning the platform 180 degrees it fit perfectly. We needed a corner cut out to work around some plumbing. I didn’t want the shelf any higher. This piece off wood was already the perfect length and possibly the width. He just needed to cut it into thirds to make installation easier.

I screwed it down.

This shelf more than doubles my storage space. Not only does it give me the entire width and length of the bed, it also makes the original storage space more accessible. I can get to it all from the front instead of awkwardly lifting the bed.

Last night I went to Target and bought a lot of storage baskets. A. Lot. Eight to be exact.

Not all of them will go here. I already have 3 filled for the bathroom. That may change though, after all, I do have those three teal baskets.


Do you see this shelf? Do you?

I installed that shelf. Just as I finished measuring the wood, Johnny walked by and I had him cut it out for me.  (I don’t like making longer cuts in the wood, especially nicer pieces, since I’m not very good at using the worm hole saw yet.)

Then I installed all the L brackets and my friend came by and tapped it in for me. I had to fix the back two to make everything level.  Then BOOM! it was in.  Johnny cut it perfectly.


Do you know what all this new shelving means? The floors are essentially clean. No more kicking stuff. Tripping over stuff. Buried stuff. *sigh.

About Elisha

Elisha Dasenbrock is an award winning, international watercolor artist. She paints with a limited palette on claybord. Dasenbrock graduated from the American Academy of Art in 2009 and has been painting professionally ever since.