Project Reveal: Memorial Drive Condo

      Memorial Drive is one of my absolute favourite drives in Calgary. The trees, the river, the beautiful downtown skyline...what more could you want (other than a few mountains thrown in there)? When I was approached by these clients to do a condo facelift I immediately responded with, "When can we start!?". 

      The first impression this condo gave was nothing short of dark, dated, and complete bachelor pad. I knew we really had to make this space special as the clients were downsizing from a large custom-built home and already had a few apprehensions. 

     Have a peek for yourself of the before photos to get an idea of what we were working with (beige walls, orange-toned hardwood, dark cabinetry, etc.): 

          My inspiration for this home came from the river and the city skyline right outside their living room windows. Mixing metals with bright and calming elements completely transformed the space from the top down! 

          Now, to be completely transparent with you, we didn't want to spend major bucks on this facelift as we were focusing on creating a space to sell within the next 5 years. All of the cabinets you see in the transformation photos are the existing ones that we just freshened up with paint. We also refinished the hardwood floors with a custom grey-wash stain, added some architectural elements with wall moulding (and brighter paint for the walls), updated the light fixtures, replaced the old granite with quartz, and increased the resale value with some new tile in the bathrooms.

We didn't empty any wallets and still achieved a sophisticated retreat along the river. 

       After a year, I am happy to share the final transformation photos with you! This is a project I am truly proud of, not because I created a beautiful space but because I created a beautiful relationship with these clients (did I mention I spent last Saturday morning sitting with them at their island sipping coffee, eating fresh scones talking about everything under the sun!?). It was a sad day when I had to hand the keys back over knowing I would need to ask for permission now to see the space, but I am ready to let the clients fully enjoy it and make it their home. 

 Design: Gioia Interiors. -  Photography: MJay Photography

Design: Gioia Interiors. -  Photography: MJay Photography

 Design: Gioia Interiors. -  Photography: MJay Photography

Design: Gioia Interiors. -  Photography: MJay Photography

 Design: Gioia Interiors. -  Photography: MJay Photography

Design: Gioia Interiors. -  Photography: MJay Photography

 Design: Gioia Interiors. -  Photography: MJay Photography

Design: Gioia Interiors. -  Photography: MJay Photography

 Design: Gioia Interiors. -  Photography: MJay Photography

Design: Gioia Interiors. -  Photography: MJay Photography

 Design: Gioia Interiors. -  Photography: MJay Photography

Design: Gioia Interiors. -  Photography: MJay Photography

 Design: Gioia Interiors. -  Photography: MJay Photography

Design: Gioia Interiors. -  Photography: MJay Photography

 Design: Gioia Interiors. -  Photography: MJay Photography

Design: Gioia Interiors. -  Photography: MJay Photography

 Design: Gioia Interiors. -  Photography: MJay Photography

Design: Gioia Interiors. -  Photography: MJay Photography

 Design: Gioia Interiors. -  Photography: MJay Photography

Design: Gioia Interiors. -  Photography: MJay Photography

 Design: Gioia Interiors. -  Photography: MJay Photography

Design: Gioia Interiors. -  Photography: MJay Photography

 Design: Gioia Interiors. -  Photography: MJay Photography

Design: Gioia Interiors. -  Photography: MJay Photography

 Design: Gioia Interiors. -  Photography: MJay Photography

Design: Gioia Interiors. -  Photography: MJay Photography

 Design: Gioia Interiors. -  Photography: MJay Photography

Design: Gioia Interiors. -  Photography: MJay Photography

Pillow Talk - DIY

          Give me all of the pillow talk...especially when it involves talking about creating a pillow that has texture, tassels, and hearts! 

         I am not one to celebrate Valentine's Day but I will never turn down the opportunity to bring a little more love in to the home in the form of a cute pillow. Not only is this SUPER easy to make but it will add a festive touch that isn't too cheesy or full of calories. 

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S U P P L I E S

- 1 Pillow Cover, any size or colour (I got the pink cover from Ikea)
- Pillow insert to match the size of the cover
- 1 sheet of Pleather, size depends on how many circles your want to make. I used a 11"x14" sheet of white pleather (Fabricland offers pleather in many colours, textures and patterns)
- A round object to trace, in the desired size (I used a mini plant pot)
- 2 packs of embroidery thread, any colour (Michaels offers plenty of colours!)
- Scrap of cardboard
- Scissors
- Hot glue gun & glue
- Thread
- Sew Needle
- Pen


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STEP ONE

Using your round object, trace out multiple circles on the back side of your pleather. I ended up needing 28 circles (approx. 2" diameter). It is always better to cut more then you think you will need! 

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STEP TWO

Lay your circles on your pillowcase to get an idea of layout & if you will need anymore circles. 
Row 1 - 2 (Top of the Heart)
Row 2 - 3
Row 3 - 6
Row 4 - 5
Row 5 - 4
Row 6 - 2
Row 7 - 1 (Bottom of Heart)

 

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STEP THREE

To make the tassels you will wrap the embroidery thread around the scrap cardboard, cut to approx. 2"H x 5"W (increase or decrease depending on the size of tassel you want). One the embroidery thread is fully wrapped, take your scissors and only cut along ONE edge of the cardboard. 

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STEP FOUR

Carefully remove the embroidery thread from the cardboard, keeping the uncut edge (loops) all together. Split in half to create 2 tassels. Pinch the loops together and using sewing thread, wrap it multiple times around the group of embroidery thread and tie tight.  

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STEP FIVE

Now that all the prep is done, it is time for the fun part! Why don't you take a break and grab yourself a glass of wine or cup of tea.

 

To attach the tassels, thread a needle and pass it through the loop end of the tassel. 

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STEP SIX

Once the tassels are attached lay out the circles and attach them using the hot glue gun, starting at the top of the heart. I recommend placing a few dots of glue at first and go back to reinforce when needed.   

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STEP SEVEN

Stuff the cover with the pillow insert and get ready to receive multiple compliments from your guests! 

SYLVAN LAKE CABIN : INSPIRATION

              My design fantasy has always been to work on a cabin. Sitting around a fire curled up in a blanket sipping hot drinks is my forte! Creating a space for a family to do just that is a dream come true. The cherry on top of the cake is that this is a new build so we have complete control over the design.  
              The Great Room has to be my favourite space. The ceilings are 30' high with exposed timber trusses, a floor to ceiling fireplace, and plenty of room to add cozy oversized pieces of furniture. Did I mention the ceiling will be cladded in shiplap!?  

Here's a preview of some space planning I've been working on:

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         Before starting a project it is key to gather inspiration. This helps create a direction for a project and helps put blinders on when sourcing finishes and furniture. I am going for mixing cozy elements while still maintaining a light and fresh feel (cozy doesn't have to feel like a dark cave!). Because there are floor to ceiling windows, I also want to use clean elements to not distract from the gorgeous lake views. 

[PHOTO SOURCE: PINTEREST, BABASOUK, BECKI OWENS, POTTERY BARN, APARTMENT THERAPY, HONESTLY]

          There's something about concept boards...I just can't help but create one for each living space of a project! I don't want to spoil too much but below are the concept boards for the kitchen, Dining and Great Room. Because it is an open concept, it is important to define each space but make sure they still flow together by repeating elements (colour, texture, finish, style, scale, etc.). 

         Because this is a cabin, you also have to have a functional and utilitarian approach, while still being aesthetically pleasing, to EVERYTHING! Picture children running indoors from the lake, having the doors and windows open on a hot day, plenty of guests visiting...you name it. Every detail has to be well thought out (using durable fabrics, plenty of circulation space within the Great Room, not blocking the views of the lake...). 

Take a peek as what is planned so far: 

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This project will take around 24 months to complete but I can already see the finished result in my mind. Call me biased but, it is going to be one beautiful space to enjoy many days at the lake. If you follow me here on Instagram, you will see the 'behind the scenes' of this project over the next little while. 

TUESDAY TRANSFORMATION: SILVERADO

This townhouse facelift was a fresh of breath air as I got to take a step away from construction drawings, tile, and electrical plans to focus more on space planning, sourcing furniture, and styling with accessories (this is also known as the more 'pretty side' of design). 

We were first approached by this client as she was searching for a smaller design firm who not only does beautiful work but has the ability to relate and listen. She has been living in this space for a few years now and expressed a common concern that we hear often, 'it doesn't quite feel like home yet'. We were also challenged with using some of her existing furniture pieces, good thing we love a challenge! 

The existing space was full of saturated accent walls, furniture pieces that were out of scale, and an overall 'dark' feel. 


Our goal was to lighten the space, balance out the scale of some of the existing furniture pieces, and add more depth/personality. We wanted to convert this space from a 'house' to a

'home'. 


We started with a concept showing lighter elements to contrast the visually heavy and dark leather sectional that was going to stay in the space. Then we toned down the saturated accent walls with this gorgeous green paint from Benjamin Moore (which provided a more mature/sophisticated feel). Adding architectural elements with the wall panelling was the pièce de resistance! 

 [PRELIMINARY CONCEPT BOARD FOR SILVERADO TOWNHOUSE PROJECT]

[PRELIMINARY CONCEPT BOARD FOR SILVERADO TOWNHOUSE PROJECT]

I don't want to give too much away as I will be doing a full space reveal once complete but here are the progress photos to give you an idea of the transformation so far: 

 [SOFA: EXISTING, POUFS: HOMESENSE, COFFEE TABLE: URBAN BARN, ACCESSORIES: HOMESENSE, RUG: EXISTING]

[SOFA: EXISTING, POUFS: HOMESENSE, COFFEE TABLE: URBAN BARN, ACCESSORIES: HOMESENSE, RUG: EXISTING]

 [I COULDN'T RESIST ADDING A POP OF COLOUR WITH THESE BEAUTIFUL CRUSHED VELVET PILLOWS FROM HOMESENSE]

[I COULDN'T RESIST ADDING A POP OF COLOUR WITH THESE BEAUTIFUL CRUSHED VELVET PILLOWS FROM HOMESENSE]

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FRIDAY FINDS : WEEK ONE

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Every week I head in to Friday with so many great finds under my belt! A full week of sourcing for clients leaves me bursting at the seams with items I'd love to incorporate in to projects. I want to share some of these finds with you in hopes to spark some inspiration and maybe help you find that piece you've been looking for. 

This week was full of neutrals and textures with a hit of brass and blush. These items range in price but all will add incredible style to any space. 

  This pendant  from Serena & Lilly is so unique. It incorporates clean lines with a classic look and won't get in the way of any sight lines in an open concept space. This is also a great pendant if you want to introduce a mixture of metals in the kitchen or to add an industrial glam look in any powder room. 

This pendant from Serena & Lilly is so unique. It incorporates clean lines with a classic look and won't get in the way of any sight lines in an open concept space. This is also a great pendant if you want to introduce a mixture of metals in the kitchen or to add an industrial glam look in any powder room. 

 There's something about infusing some Navaho vibe's into an interior, especially by using rugs like  this one  , that speaks to my heart! I love the natural fibres and crisp geometric shapes that contrast the western influence we have here in our Calgary interiors. 

There's something about infusing some Navaho vibe's into an interior, especially by using rugs like this one , that speaks to my heart! I love the natural fibres and crisp geometric shapes that contrast the western influence we have here in our Calgary interiors. 

 What is better than putting your feet up with a glass of wine at the end of the week? (Especially if a foot massage was included!). I am a lover of sectionals and reclining chairs but  this beauty  is something else! 

What is better than putting your feet up with a glass of wine at the end of the week? (Especially if a foot massage was included!). I am a lover of sectionals and reclining chairs but this beauty is something else! 

 Why not take 'bringing the outdoors, in' to a whole new level with  this gorgeous wallpaper ! 

Why not take 'bringing the outdoors, in' to a whole new level with this gorgeous wallpaper

 Tiebacks are SO underused and under appreciated. I like to take any chance I can get to infuse a space with more detail and texture and there's nothing like the soft draping of a pulled back panel! Create the perfect curve with  these unique tiebacks

Tiebacks are SO underused and under appreciated. I like to take any chance I can get to infuse a space with more detail and texture and there's nothing like the soft draping of a pulled back panel! Create the perfect curve with these unique tiebacks

 Pom poms, need I say more!?  Maybe this will make the men in our lives actually put their clothes in this hamper..or maybe not!? 

Pom poms, need I say more!?  Maybe this will make the men in our lives actually put their clothes in this hamper..or maybe not!? 

 As a designer, you'd think that I would love patterns. Truth be told, I am not a fan! I'd rather focus on layering textures and colours then using bold and solid patterns.  This pillow  is the right amount of texture and pattern. The distressed feel to the pillow blurs the lines of a solid pattern, which is A-okay in my books! 

As a designer, you'd think that I would love patterns. Truth be told, I am not a fan! I'd rather focus on layering textures and colours then using bold and solid patterns. This pillow is the right amount of texture and pattern. The distressed feel to the pillow blurs the lines of a solid pattern, which is A-okay in my books! 

 Every space needs a little black, a little white, and a little wood!  These bowls  make the perfect catch-all for any entry! I'll take two! 

Every space needs a little black, a little white, and a little wood! These bowls make the perfect catch-all for any entry! I'll take two! 

 If you know me, you know I am never far away from a throw blanket. Comfort comes hand in hand with wrapping yourself up with something soft and warm! Deep down, I am a blue/green girl but  this soft blush throw  gets me rethinking things! 

If you know me, you know I am never far away from a throw blanket. Comfort comes hand in hand with wrapping yourself up with something soft and warm! Deep down, I am a blue/green girl but this soft blush throw gets me rethinking things! 

 Last, but not least, nothing completes an interior or environment without pleasing all senses! We usually focus on sight and touch (and taste when it comes to the kitchen) but we can't forget about the body part that never stops growing! Scent plays an important part in memory making and a diffuser, like  this one  from Saje, can help with that. I am guilty of having 3 diffusers in my home but this marble effect takes the cake! 

Last, but not least, nothing completes an interior or environment without pleasing all senses! We usually focus on sight and touch (and taste when it comes to the kitchen) but we can't forget about the body part that never stops growing! Scent plays an important part in memory making and a diffuser, like this one from Saje, can help with that. I am guilty of having 3 diffusers in my home but this marble effect takes the cake! 

DIY: RENO SHOW PROJECTS

This weekend I was a feature designer at the Calgary Reno Show and had the honour of setting up a booth to highlight some DIY (Do It Yourself) projects using Rust-oleum products. Because of popular demand, I have posted the project directions to help you take on these DIY's for yourself! 

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   DIY PAINTED TRASH CAN  Materials:  - Existing metal trash can - Spray Paint - Drop Cloth  Steps:  1. Clean metal trash can 2. Place drop cloth in a well ventilated area. 3. Spray paint trash can and allow to dry before applying 2nd or 3rd coat.

DIY DECORATED JARS

Materials:
- Mason Jars, any size
- Drop Cloth
- Strong Glue (Super or Hot Glue)
- Figurines
- Spray Paint
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1. Remove lid (including rim) from mason jar.
2. Select the figurine you’d like to place on the top of each jar. Using the glue, attach each figurine to the centre of the jar lid. Allow to dry.
3. Place the lid (with figurine now attached) on a drop cloth to paint. Use the spray paint to apply the first layer, making sure to cover all angles of the figurine. Allow to dry before applying second and third layer.
4. Once fully dried you can now place the lid back on the jar and use it for storing smaller items!


DIY PAINTED TRASH CAN

Materials:

- Existing metal trash can
- Spray Paint
- Drop Cloth
Steps:
1. Clean metal trash can
2. Place drop cloth in a well ventilated area.
3. Spray paint trash can and allow to dry before applying 2nd or 3rd coat.

   
  
   
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   DIY PAINTED PILLOWS    Materials:  - Any size and washable solid coloured pillow case cover (Ikea has some good ones!) - Magic Eraser Sponge (or any dense sponge) - Acrylic Paint, Flat Finish (You can get small test paint cans from any paint store) - Painter’s tape  Steps:  1. Plan the pattern you want to paint on your pillowcase as well as the colours you want to use. If your design involves different shapes, use the Magic Eraser Sponge and cut out the different shapes. If your design involves stripes, use the painters tape to mark out directly on to the pillowcase. 2. Place a piece of paper or cardboard inside the cover to protect the other side in case the paint decides to bleed through. 3. Dip the sponges into the paint, making sure to coat it lightly, and then press on to the pillowcase in your desired pattern. If you have used painters tape to create stripes, use a sponge to blot the paint and fill in the lines. Allow to dry before removing the tape. 

DIY PAINTED PILLOWS

Materials:
- Any size and washable solid coloured pillow case cover (Ikea has some good ones!)
- Magic Eraser Sponge (or any dense sponge)
- Acrylic Paint, Flat Finish (You can get small test paint cans from any paint store)
- Painter’s tape
Steps:
1. Plan the pattern you want to paint on your pillowcase as well as the colours you want to use. If your design involves different shapes, use the Magic Eraser Sponge and cut out the different shapes. If your design involves stripes, use the painters tape to mark out directly on to the pillowcase.
2. Place a piece of paper or cardboard inside the cover to protect the other side in case the paint decides to bleed through.
3. Dip the sponges into the paint, making sure to coat it lightly, and then press on to the pillowcase in your desired pattern. If you have used painters tape to create stripes, use a sponge to blot the paint and fill in the lines. Allow to dry before removing the tape. 

   
  
   
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   DIY WOOD TRAY  Materials:  - Wood, Type and size of your choice - Stain /Paint  + brush - 2 Cabinet pulls + screws - Drill or heavy duty super glue  Steps:  1. Visit your local hardware store to select the desired wood for your tray. Get them to cut it down to the size you’d like. 2. In a ventilated area, brush on the stain to cover all sides and edges. Apply as many coast as needed. 3. Once dry, mark out the location to drill holes to attach the cabinet pulls on either end 4. Drill holes and screw the cabinet pulls on. If you don’t have a drill, use heavy duty super glue to attach the pulls.    DIY COWHIDE COASTERS    Materials:  - 2 – 8”x10” Sheets of white leather or vinyl - Cowhide Template (Print an image of a cowhide rug, to your desired size, and cut out) - Black or Brown permanent markers - Scissors  Steps:  1. Trace the cowhide template on the BACK of the leather/vinyl sheets using a fine tip pen or marker 2. Carefully cut out each cowhide using a pair of scissors 3. On the FRONT of the leather/vinyl cowhide, use the sharpie to add details and spots (do an internet search for ‘cowhide rugs’ for inspirations). Outline the spots and blotches first before filling them in using a circular motion. 4. Allow to dry and apply a second coat if needed. 

DIY WOOD TRAY

Materials:

- Wood, Type and size of your choice
- Stain/Paint + brush
- 2 Cabinet pulls + screws
- Drill or heavy duty super glue
Steps:
1. Visit your local hardware store to select the desired wood for your tray. Get them to cut it down to the size you’d like.
2. In a ventilated area, brush on the stain to cover all sides and edges. Apply as many coast as needed.
3. Once dry, mark out the location to drill holes to attach the cabinet pulls on either end
4. Drill holes and screw the cabinet pulls on. If you don’t have a drill, use heavy duty super glue to attach the pulls.


DIY COWHIDE COASTERS

Materials:
- 2 – 8”x10” Sheets of white leather or vinyl
- Cowhide Template (Print an image of a cowhide rug, to your desired size, and cut out)
- Black or Brown permanent markers
- Scissors
Steps:
1. Trace the cowhide template on the BACK of the leather/vinyl sheets using a fine tip pen or marker
2. Carefully cut out each cowhide using a pair of scissors
3. On the FRONT of the leather/vinyl cowhide, use the sharpie to add details and spots (do an internet search for ‘cowhide rugs’ for inspirations). Outline the spots and blotches first before filling them in using a circular motion.
4. Allow to dry and apply a second coat if needed. 

   
  
   
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     DIY FAUX METAL FRAMES  Materials:  - Wood frames (Ikea sells some budget friendly frames) - Sandpaper - Metallic Spray Paint - Drop cloth  Steps:  1. Remove packaging and inserts (glass & backing) from frame 2. Lightly sand the frame to roughen surface 3. In a well-ventilated area, spread your frames out on the drop cloth to prepare for painting 4. Follow the instructions on the spray can to coat the frames. Allow to dry before applying a 2nd or 3rd coat. 5. Allow the frames to fully dry before putting the glass back in and backing in.

DIY FAUX METAL FRAMES

Materials:

- Wood frames (Ikea sells some budget friendly frames)
- Sandpaper
- Metallic Spray Paint
- Drop cloth
Steps:
1. Remove packaging and inserts (glass & backing) from frame
2. Lightly sand the frame to roughen surface
3. In a well-ventilated area, spread your frames out on the drop cloth to prepare for painting
4. Follow the instructions on the spray can to coat the frames. Allow to dry before applying a 2nd or 3rd coat.
5. Allow the frames to fully dry before putting the glass back in and backing in.

   
  
   
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   DIY UPDATED FIREPLACE  Materials:  - Existing fireplace/salvaged fireplace - Paint - Brush - Sandpaper  Steps:  1. Clean the fireplace well, removing any dirt or dust 2. If there is any wood, use sandpaper to lightly roughen the surface 3. In a ventilated area, apply basecoat of paint using a brush. Allow to dry before applying a 2nd or 3rd coat. 4. Using the Rust-oleum Antiquing kit, follow the instructions to add a distressed and age look. 5. Allow all of the paint to dry before decorating. 

DIY UPDATED FIREPLACE

Materials:

- Existing fireplace/salvaged fireplace
- Paint
- Brush
- Sandpaper
Steps:
1. Clean the fireplace well, removing any dirt or dust
2. If there is any wood, use sandpaper to lightly roughen the surface
3. In a ventilated area, apply basecoat of paint using a brush. Allow to dry before applying a 2nd or 3rd coat.
4. Using the Rust-oleum Antiquing kit, follow the instructions to add a distressed and age look.
5. Allow all of the paint to dry before decorating. 

   
  
   
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   DIY PEG BOARD  Materials:  - 1” Thick piece of wood, cut to desired dimensions - Dowels, circumference to match size of holes - Drill with Pilot drill bit, desired size to create holes - 4”W planks of wood with desired length (these will become the shelves) - Sandpaper - Stain/Paint  Steps:  1. Get all wood pieces cut to desired dimensions 2. Create a grid on the back of the 1”Thick piece of wood to indicate where the holes will be drilled. 3. Using the drill, create holes at each line intersection. 4. Sand paper down any rough spots after creating the holes 5. In a ventilated area, stain all wood pieces to match each other. Allow to dry before applying 2nd or 3rd coat. 6. Cut dowels to 6” Length to support shelving.

DIY PEG BOARD

Materials:

- 1” Thick piece of wood, cut to desired dimensions
- Dowels, circumference to match size of holes
- Drill with Pilot drill bit, desired size to create holes
- 4”W planks of wood with desired length (these will become the shelves)
- Sandpaper
- Stain/Paint
Steps:
1. Get all wood pieces cut to desired dimensions
2. Create a grid on the back of the 1”Thick piece of wood to indicate where the holes will be drilled.
3. Using the drill, create holes at each line intersection.
4. Sand paper down any rough spots after creating the holes
5. In a ventilated area, stain all wood pieces to match each other. Allow to dry before applying 2nd or 3rd coat.
6. Cut dowels to 6” Length to support shelving.