Amazingly enough, the shelves are STILL OPERATIONAL*
I have had these shelves for almost 3 years. They have moved with me from my old flat and whilst they sat on the floor there, they sat on the floor here too. A sudden flash of motivation from Fiona putting up a curtain rail made me want to put them up and now here they are!
Not a bad bit of DIY really
*true as of time of writing