This morning I headed down to the HD to get some board to back the shelves.  Just for the record, spray painting in intense wind makes your can run out WAY faster, and gets you painted arms.
I painted the board all white, but I just wasn’t feeling it. I came inside and asked Sam what I should do, and he said, “put a bird on it!”

It was half a joke, half serious, because my brilliant husband knows I actually think birds on things are great.

I penciled out a design and then painted it in with some black paint.

I might have some scrapbooking and sewing skills, but I’m not too hot at drawing, so I’m pretty proud of myself.

Not too bad, if I do say so myself. I think the backing is kind of fun and makes the sort of hoboish shelves look a little more like it’s supposed to be this way.

They are super heavy though. I’m going to need some strong brothers to come move it into the house for me!

Wood= $9
Paint/polyurethane= $11
Backing= $8
Tools= FREE (thanks Poppa White!)
Total cost= $28