I was tired of not finding the DVD I wanted to watch. They were stored downstairs, upstairs, and somewhere. I have several duplicates because I couldn’t remember if I had purchased a DVD and since I couldn’t find it, I assumed I didn’t have it.
But I didn’t want to screw the holder into the dry wall. And there weren’t enough studs to hang all 10 of the DVD holders.
I thought of screwing a 1 x 3 inch board into the studs the length of the wall where I plan to hang the holders. I plan to use 2 boards, 1 for the top and 1 for the bottom.
So now that I have a plan, I created a list of steps to follow to complete the project.
Step 1 – Get boards.
I went to Home Depot and a nice young man helped me find appropriate boards. They also cut them to the desired 7 feet 9 inches length.
Step 2 – Prime boards.
I set up a small paint station in the kitchen. I painted each board on the top, sides, and ends. Since the back will be against the wall, I didn’t feel the need to paint it.
Step 3 – Paint Boards.
I thought I should paint the boards the same color as the wall. I found a can of paint. But when I opened it, the sides of the can were rusted and fell into the paint. I tried to pick the rust chunks and flakes out, but was not very successful. I did not want to stir the paint because that would get the rust junk into all of the paint.
I decided to gently stir just a small area of the paint and hopefully not introduce more rust flakes. Here are the boards, all painted.
After the paint dried, I took the boards downstairs to start marking where they will go. Drat!! I used the paint that was for the hallway. It’s a darker tint, see the boards at the bottom.
I searched for the correct paint can. When I found it, the lid was loose and the paint was all dried up. Off to the store to see if I can get some more paint, the exact color. I had the formula so the paint guy mixed up a quart and I was back home painting within an hour.
Hoping the paint color matches better so I can finish the project tomorrow.
Stay tuned for Part 2.