|Pottery Barn Holman Shelves|
I chose to get them in modern white. I got 4 four foot shelves, 2 corner shelves and 6 three foot shelves. I got them 15% off but I had to pay for them to be shipped which was 10% of my order total. I paid close to $1,000 for shelves, $300 for install, plus caulk and new plaster hardware for the shelves. If I knew that my husband's friend would be available I probably could have gotten the shelves up for less! I have to say that they are well crafted but they are not designed to come apart for a more custom fit. I also have plaster walls which makes the hardware included obsolete. Do not even buy the corner shelves because they are only for a perfect 90 degree corner which no wall is! You have to ruin the corner shelf to have it go onto the wall!
|Jet Stream Paint from Benjamin Moore|
|The gaps go towards the front on the wall of the dressers|
The result is it was a pain to put up the shelves because the shelf could not go on the cleat system because walls bend. In order to get the shelf on the wall the bracket had to be loose but if the bracket was loose then the shelf would not go over the bracket. This caused my husband's friend to go mad and he had to leave a couple times just to get his cool back! Also it caused gaps on the walls. I was also told that the gaps happen if you try to butt up ready made shelves across a long area of the wall. This was not because my husband's friend cannot put up shelves. But the fact that the shelves were pre-finished he could not cut them without ruining them! He had to cut the corner piece otherwise the shelves would not have fit together. This is because some walls bow in and others bow out. It happens with any kind of pre-fabbed joined together shelf. You cans see this in the pictures I have posted.
|A really big gap! This is because the way the wall bends!|
|This is two shelves not quite making it together perfectly!|
|From far away it does not looks so bad! Caulking the shelves for a seamless finish!|
I am hoping that my bedroom will be finished before my husband goes into surgery!