Saturday, March 3, 2012

Corner Shelves

This is what you get when you go to garage sales all summer and find a bunch of corner shelf pieces.  I bought a set of doors and had a set of hinged shutters and put them all together.  The top shelf (just the bottom piece) was given to me after a child fell on the piece and broke it all to pieces.  It had a drawer that made it worth the saving so I took it home to my laboratory.  I had to replace the top shelf because it was split in two, luckily I had the two wall shelves with trim that fit the piece perfectly.  The bottom piece is two sets of wooden corner pieces that my husband attached to a bi-fold door.  Three of the shelves had the cool architectural trim and three didn't so I just placed them as you can see every other one. I think my husband did a great job putting this piece together, Jeff has been a builder all his life and worked commercial for years so this was a piece of cake for him. I in my wildest dreams could never get shelves so even and straight. Thanks Husband you rock!  I baked him some special pecan bars tonight to thank him, he is such a great guy!

Pecan Pie Bars
2 cups flour
1/4 packed brown sugar
1/2 (1 stick) Margerine or Butter
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
1 (14 - ounce ) sweetened Condensed Milk
3 eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons Real Lemon Juice

1. Preheat oven to 350. Combine flour and brown sugar; cut in butter until crumbly.  Press mixture on bottom of ungreased 13 x 9 baking pan. Bake 10 minutes.  Meanwhile, combine pecans, milk an lemon; pour over crust. Bake 25 minutes or until filling is set. Cool. Cut into bars. Store at room temperature. Makes 36 bars.


  1. Thank you for sharing your creative projects at Potpourri Friday! I appreciate your participation!

  2. Love this!! I will be keeping my eye out for scrollwork to do this with, since I hope to open up a shop this year & already knew I wanted a small corner shelf. Never thought of making one with shutters.