Nonetheless, we made the hour long trek to Lowes to buy the new unit on Labor Day. I was thrilled and new exactly what I wanted. Weylin did not care...he just wanted to hurry home to go dove hunting. We measured everything out and paid for our items. Then we fenagled all the pieces into my car because we didn't think to bring his much more spacious truck. In case you are wondering, we DID make it home in time to go dove hunting. We just decided to hang the shelves afterwards.
This was a big mistake. We should have hung the shelves immediately because we were tired after hunting. And cranky. And irritable. And maybe a little bit impatient.
So we rushed to hang the shelves. And realized things were not going as planned.
First, we couldn't find the studs to hang the shelves correctly.
Then we discovered that the shelves didn't fit. This may have provoked a small fit from one of us (see pictures above) :)
And we had to go back to Lowes. Only to discover that we had the right shelves all along. We just didn't fit them into the brackets properly.
We brought the shelves back home and my wonderful Honey trimmed them down to fit.
He's so manly. :)
And now I have some beautiful and functional shelves in my new "office"...or closet. I love it!