All was not lost because I had been eyeing up the one blank wall in the kitchen for a while. A quick trip to our local Mitre 10, a piece of pine cut to size, two metal brackets, some man labor and I now have a beautiful new shelf.
Perfect for Granny's kitchen scales and a Syngonium nesting in an early Christine Boswijk pottery bowl. Pretty.
The Cowboy really enjoyed his birthday yesterday, putting up a shelf for me with the help of his Dad. Lucky Cowboy. Happy Me.
Cost = $35 and some love.