Today the Mr. built me something:
No. Not the sofa. (Although that would be a handy little party trick!) He put up the shelf behind the sofa for me!
We (HE) used this as the guide/inspiration:
It's just a board from Lowe's stained and attached to the wall with L brackets.
The board, stain, sanding paper, tack cloth and hardware all came to about $30. After the board was sanded and stained it took him about 20 minutes to put it up. Now I have some space for framed pictures and tchotchkes, as well as a little extra storage space below the shelf.
An amazingly simple idea that would have never happened if not for Pinterest.
It also wouldn't have happened without a certain guy and his cordless drill.
(This is not to say that it couldn't have happened. It just means I never would have gotten around to it. Lazy, lazy, lazy) Yay, Kerig!