Around this time of year my fingers start itching for a project.

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The holidays are over and the magic of the season seems to dissipate with each day spent cozying up with the polar vortex underneath another blanket of snow. This is my invitation to make sacred space.

Right now I’m craving clean, open areas and a fresh dose of pretty. Enter new DIY project.

The other day I decided it was time.  I hopped in my car and headed over to the hardware store for the simplest of supplies for a project I have had in my head for almost a year.


Not just any shelves, pretty little thin ones made from driftwood I had collected in the spring of last year. Ones that I could line with delicate little treasures that often get visually lost when placed on bigger surfaces or physically lost by little hands that just. can’t. help. themselves.

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Anyone can do this. You just need a set of L-brackets, some small screws (the brackets I bought came with them), a screwdriver and your chosen piece of wood for your shelf. Simply place the brackets where you want them and screw them to the base of your wood. Then place the shelves where you want them and screw them into the wall. That’s it! I also added a few nails on one of my shelves so it could double as a necklace display.

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I could not be more pleased! In fact, I was so thrilled I made more for both of our bathrooms. I love the natural and organic rough edges and the texture of the wood. It feels so warm and relaxed and looks seriously gorgeous. Who knew some little shelves could freshened up a spot so well. It almost makes me feel like spring is right around the corner and I should go clean a closet...or not.

XO, Stephanie

Stephanie is a certified holistic health and lifestyle coach. She works with women to help them discover their inner radiance through the food they eat and the homes they keep. Come learn more at