Okay Phase One is SOOOOO close to finished!
I removed the painter's edge tape today, then got to work with my trusty drill and the shelving standards. I discovered that the wall studs are 16" apart, so I need a third set of standard + brackets to hang to use 36" long shelves. After all, these are for books, and I want the supports to be able to bear a LOT of weight.
So here are the first 2 sets of standards and brackets hung up, awaiting the third set and the shelves. And I did hang the wild flowers of the CA Desert poster that I adore. It goes beautifully with the soft peaches of the room!
My room is starting to look wonderful--at least along one wall.