Unboxed, washed, assembled! The ceiling shelf project is finally finished!
My stepdad was a great collector. One of the things he collected was bottles – all sorts of old bottles. When I had to relocate my Mom, his bottle collection was one of the things that moved. Several boxes worth, all wrapped in tissue. They’ve lived in the garage these many years, waiting to make their appearance once again. My uncle also contributed to the collection – finds from ghost towns in the area.
I’d had this idea to display them, but not just sitting on shelves in a book case. I wanted them to shine, and I think that’s been accomplished.
Prince Charming made the shelving, and we installed it near the ceiling. Next up was providing a light source – LED strip lighting, which is wired to a wall switch. Then it was washing, washing, washing all those bottles. I don’t think any of them had been washed since they were acquired; I know Mom never dusted (housework is not in her repertoire). Let’s just say they had quite the accumulation.
Once they were dried, up-ladder I went, sticking each and every one in place with it’s very own glob of Museum Wax. Living in earthquake country, I wanted to be sure none of them come crashing down on my head! At night, the room glows and sparkles.