So here we go. I'm about to start playing catch up for some of the things you've missed while my phone was out of order and we didn't have internet.
Today's most recent project are shelves. I need them desperately in order to make unpacking progress. I was surfing the web on my phone looking for ideas, and came across a couple that I really like that also look to be relatively inexpensive.
The college kid's staple: Cinder blocks and plywood!! Ugly, you're thinking. Not so! Says I.
The shelves above are actually made with cinder blocks, and rather than plywood, they used pine. They built wood covers to go around the cinder blocks (like a U shape) that they could stain and polish the same as the shelves. I wasn't thinking about doing all that, because that just means buying more wood. But painting the cinder blocks.... that would be a quick easy option. A can of spray paint is only a couple of bucks, cinder blocks are only about $1.50 each, and a sheet of plywood is relatively inexpensive, too. For I'm guessing around $30, you can have something a lot more solid than $50-$100 will buy you at Target or Wal-mart.
Then I saw these, and B and the Pup both decided these were pretty friggin awesome.
B is working on the beer shelves as I type this. Once he get's them done, I'll put up pictures.