Ray was very busy this past Saturday making a shelf that I've wanted for the back room. I wanted shelves to go across the top of three walls, but seeing all the work it entails for him, I'm thinking maybe two walls will do!
I want to move all the tchochkes on these open shelves in the picture below to the new shelves that Ray is making, and then I'll use these shelves elsewhere in the house.
We are still debating about the ceiling in this room, I have decided I want it painted white with the rafters exposed, and Ray wants to cover the rafters with vinyl soffit beadboard on the ceiling and also put it on the walls behind the shelves he is making.
Anyway, on this very hot and humid Saturday Ray worked outside painting and sawing, and there was lots of hammering and climbing up and down the ladder inside the house, and finally one shelf across the top of one wall got done. Ray, being a perfectionist, was not one hundred percent happy with the results. I am one hundred percent happy though!
I tried to get a close up of the trim that Ray used, but the floral detail doesn't show in the photos.
At first I wasn't crazy about the metal brackets that Ray had picked out, I wanted something wooden with some detail work on it, but the more I looked at these, the more they grew on me, plus they are very handy for hanging my vintage baby outfits!
There was one little guy who was very eager to help 'Paw'!
But, much to Jayden's disappointment, Paw was not so eager to have a little helper this time!
Ray did take a break to watch another guy who was also very busy, this guy was taking down a cherry tree in the yard behind us. Half of this tree has been dead for a year or two and we were always afraid it might fall. Our neighbor knocked on the door last week to tell us the tree was being trimmed, we figured they might take down the half that was dead and trim back the rest, but they did much more than that!
Ray was engrossed with this guy's system of tree-trimming, and I think he was a little jealous of the guy climbing high atop the tree (about thirty feet). I couldn't watch!
All that is left of the tree is what looks like a telephone pole with a vine wrapped around it! Sad. (Although Ray is happy that there will be no more cherries dropping into the pool and clogging the filter!)
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