Industrial Shelf Tutorial

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I have been wanting to make these shelves since we bought our house last year. I knew that they would be an easy and inexpensive project, but I kept procrastinating with them! I am so glad that I finally got around to making them because they make our office feel complete. I found an easy tutorial on Pinterest, and changed a few things to have them fit my style and size that I was going for.

Supplies you will need: (that you most likely already have)

  • Drill
  • Level
  • Measuring Tape
  • Optional: a very handsome handy husband. (Or a friend!)

Supplies that you will (most likely) need to buy: ( I purchased everything at Lowe’s!)

  • Four 1/2 inch galvanized floor flanges
  • Four 1/2-in x 12-in galvanized pipes
  • Four 1/2-in x 6-in galvanized pipes
  • Six 1/2-in x 10-in galvanized pipes

 

  • Four 1/2-in galvanized 90-degree elbows
  • Four 1/2-in x 1-in galvanized tees
  • Sixteen Flathead screws
  • Two Rubbermaid laminate shelves

(My shelves are 1 ft wide X 4 ft long in the espresso color)

Tutorial: 

I marked a few pictures, so that you can visualize where each piece of the shelf will go!

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Elbows(red) & Tees (black):

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Pipes: 12 inch (red) 6 inch (black) 10 inch (blue)44

Steps to follow: 

  1. Lay all pipes, flanges,elbows and tees out to visualize shelf size
  2. Screw all pieces together
  3. Mark wall with preferable locations of first floor flange(I started with the top left)
  4. Measure distance, and mark each floor flange location accordingly
  5. Drill top floor flanges into wall
  6. Use level to perfect flange distance, so that the shelf is level before drilling the bottom two flanges into wall
  7. Finish drilling into wall, and place shelves on pipes
  8. Decorate!!

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Ta-Da so simple, and inexpensive. These shelves cost me a total of $40!  If any of you follow this tutorial, please send me pictures of your beautiful shelves.

Thanks for reading!

Onto the next adventure, Wren

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“Our Love Story”

I made this video for our wedding reception (almost two years ago?!) but I thought I would share it today because on this day, eight years ago, Derek came into my life. We met downtown Saint George, UT at the old Blue Bunny Ice Cream building. I was hanging out with a few friends at the electric theater, and one of them wanted to meet up with more friends over at Blue Bunny.

I hardly talked to Derek that night. There were a lot of us there, and I was focused on spending time with the friends that I was hanging out with. I remember Derek asking me what school I went to. I replied “Desert Hills” and he said “me to!” But we later found out, I meant the middle school, and he was a sophomore over at the high school.(WE WERE SO YOUNG) In the short conversations I had with Derek, I thought he was funny and he kept making me laugh with his sarcastic jokes and shy personality.

He later added me as a friend on Myspace and we talked through Myspace messages, MSN messenger, and text messages for a while. When Derek got his car in his April, we started hanging out and spent a lot of time together. He was so easy to talk to, and he made me feel so comfortable and secure. He was my best friend. Eventually, hanging out turned into dates, that strong bond  grew into feelings, and those feelings grew into love.

I can not believe it’s been eight years. I hardly lived life before him. He’s all I really ever known, and I hope I never have to live life without him.

Thanks for reading, and watching!

Onto the next adventure, Wren

Last New Habit & a Happy New Year

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First of all, Happy new year! I hope you all had a great holiday weekend, and that none of you are suffering from this horrible cold that is going around! (Derek and I both had it for the last two days, and it is not a fun way to start a new year)

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I started last year with out any new years resolutions. I don’t like the idea of setting new goals just because it is a new year, but by the middle of January, I decided to make one new healthy habit each month.

I have kept most of my new habits, and some I only focused on for a couple months, but it was fun to only focus on one specific thing for 30 days, instead of working towards one goal all year. I learned a lot about myself, I picked up old hobbies, and became more health conscious (Physically and mentally.)


For the month of December, I focused on drinking more water. I’ve always been a huge water drinker, I struggle in the winter time though. It is hard for me to remember that even though I am not in the sun a lot, my body still needs hydration. I made it a habit to drink at least six cups of water a day. I now drink a glass as soon as I woke up (before my coffee) with every meal, and before bed.

I didn’t notice a huge difference in the way I felt, but my skin and hair feel so much better. I get really dry skin in the winter, and I feel like all I do is apply lotion and chapstick all day. I have already noticed that I am not using as much lotion or  chapsticck. It’s crazy how our bodies react so much to something as simple as proper hydration.

This wasn’t a huge, life changing habit for me. But focusing on it more has made a difference. If you want to read all 12 of my healthy habits I made last year, click on the “inspire” link up top! ^

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We celebrated New Year’s in Brian Head this year. We drove up to Cedar City Saturday morning to grab lunch with Demi and see her new condo, and then we went up the mountain to Brian Head.

We spent the afternoon snow boarding. Derek had never been, he’s only been skiing a couple of times. And I only go about once a year, so it was a lot of fun to learn together and spend alone time away from home. We got pretty good! My only goal for the day was to get off the lift with out falling, and I accomplished it THREE times. Derek and I even made it down the hill a few times with out falling once. I think that snowboarding will become a new hobby that we enjoy together. We had a lot of fun!

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That evening, we met up with the guys. They were renting a condo up there since they were snowboarding and skiing all weekend. We watched the fireworks, ordered a few pizzas, and they threw an awesome party! (Like always) Besides getting altitude sickness and feeling nauseous all night, we had a great time. It was fun to ring in the new year, in a place away from home, with our favorite people!

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Last year was so exciting for Derek and I. We bought and renovated our house, adopted Harvey, both learned what we want out of life, and figured out what jobs we love and don’t love. Derek also reached his weight goal that he’s been working on for a year and half!

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For this year, my only goal is to continue to be happy. I am going to do the things that make me happy, and stay away from the things that don’t, regardless of other’s opinions. I am going to surround myself with people who motivate and inspire me, and continue to grow and change as a person. I am going to focus to make my marriage and family a priority, and always remember what matters most at the end of each day. And most of all, I am going to continue working on self love. I am not going to compare myself to others or try to impress anyone, but myself.

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I hope you all have a great new year filled with adventures, new beginnings, and time spent with the people who make your heart full!

Onto the next adventure, Wren