Six Years Later...
Shorty after we bought our current house, my husband put up some "temporary" book shelves in a weird little floor to ceiling alcove. We decided we really liked using it as a place for books but we hard a really hard time figuring out which type of shelving would look best there. It's an awkward space, 28" long x only about 6" deep. We discussed Ikea hacks, cleats vs floating shelves, and hiring a carpenter to do it for us. I'm proud to say we finally figured it out! We used some blind shelf brackets from Rockler and got a super thick piece of old Douglas Fir from a recycled house parts store. I lightly refreshed the wood and restyled the books and after six long years of living with messy temporary shelving, it's done! And it matches our Douglas Fir countertops too. Anyway, I just wanted to share what feels like a huge success.