Making It With Allie Featured Blogger: Maureen from Release Me Create

Today I am super excited to bring you a guest post from the adorable
Maureen from Release Me Create
If you haven't been over there, you should have a visit, it's fun!
And drop her a comment to say for me too!

Not only has she wrote a great post for you today,
she is also including a giveaway with her guest post!

Scroll down after her post to see how to enter!

Hello Everyone!
My name is Maureen and I live over at Release Me Create.
I'm so very excited and honored to be guest posting with you today on Allie Makes!
Today I'm going show you how to make this cute little dangling column shelf:
So, lets get started.

4' Board (Not too thick, I used some sort of cheap panelling that I found in the Home Depot bargain bin)
1/2" PVC Pipe
PVC Pipe Cutter Thingy
1/4" rope
Saw (Mechanical or Handheld)
Wall Hook
White Spray Paint

First, I cut my 4' board into 1' pieces (Okay, I had my husband cut them for me with his circular saw...I am not to be trusted with sharp objects). I spray painted them, let them dry, and then drilled a hold in each corner of one piece.
Next I cut my PVC pipe and cut it into 1' pieces using my husbands handy dandy PVC Pipe cutter thingy.
The pipes have writing on them to indicate size and type, so I had to spray paint those too. Here is my setup behind our shed for painting them without them rolling around.  I just strung them onto the string and tied it up on both sides.
After they were dry I began assembling the shelf. I threaded the rope through the bottom hole on on one of the boards and I tied a knot in the end of the rope so it would not pull through.
Then, I slid one of my PVC pipes onto the rope.
I did that same process for all of the holes, and just started stacking them together:
As you can see, the project overseer was close by, making sure everything was going smoothly:
I installed the hanging hook into the wall, tied up the ropes at the top making sure everything was even, and VOILA:

Now I just need to make one more for the other side of the fireplace.  And then the next project is to paint the mantle white to match the shelves.  I'm still trying to win that chess match with my husband, but he will cave and I shall have my white mantle :)
I hope you enjoyed it!
I would love to see what you make with this tutorial!  Feel free to customize it and make it your own  Just pop on over to Release Me Create to show me what you do!!
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Thank You Maureen!
The hanging shelves are fabulous!

Maureen is also feeling so generous, she is going to give one lucky follower a piece of her adorable jewelry from her store!
She has some really fantastic items there!
Check out this adorable necklace she is offering up!

So, I can hear you asking:
How do I win??

It is very simple!
1: Be a follower of both Release Me Create and also AllieMakes!
2: Leave us each a comment telling us that you are a follower
Do this by Wednesday, August 31st
Winner Announced September 1st

So, go on! link up your projects and leave us a comment to enter to win!

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  1. What a fun project! I am now following you and release me create :)


  2. I follow both of you. Thanks for the chance!


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