So I wrote about Good Space not too long ago (which, for clarification, I was in no way compensated or received any sort of discount or special privilege for), and Neil and I have slowly been implementing parts of the plan.
We’ve had closet organizers installed (post and pictures to come at a later date), and have acquired a few of the recommended design elements.
One of those suggestions was to install an art ledge for photos on the wall in the hallway between the main bathroom and the second bedroom.
What you see in the picture is a photo of the wall with some framed prints on it, sans ledge.
The ledge is currently sitting in our closet, awaiting a better spot for install.
Why, you ask?
See if you can figure it out – there’s something in the picture that indicates installing a ledge at that location (complete with 3″ stud screws and toggle bolts) would be a colossally bad idea.
THE POCKET DOOR!
The door to the bathroom opens into the vacant space behind the drywall on that wall. Installing anything other than the tiniest of picture-hanging nails there would be disastrous – either locking the door open, or closed. .
Unfortunately, sometimes these things aren’t obvious. Even professionals occasionally make mistakes, as do dunderheads like us who managed to punch three large holes into the wall for the toggle bolts, before realizing the catastrophe we were setting ourselves up for.
Just to prove how clueless we can be, two of those holes came after we carefully drew all over the wall again because the first toggle we tried to screw in stopped and got caught on the horizontal door-guide framing (we had no idea what it was – we just busted out the stud-finder and moved our measurements up a couple inches).
Thankfully the pictures we were going to put on the ledge are the perfect sizes to cover the holes and most of the scuff-marks. And it’s a very good thing we were already planning on painting (after most of the work is done, because damn but we’re rough on our walls)!
Have you ever made a home-improvement blunder? Measured once and cut twice? Painted the dog? Please share and make me feel better, because I strongly suspect this won’t be our last!