Tuesday, December 7, 2010

thrift store shelf makeover


I found this little beauty at the D.I. (thrift store here in Utah).
I loved the fact that it was beadboard, which goes perfectly with my beach-themed bedroom
(still a major work-in-progress).
I can only assume this was in a girl's bedroom, but that didn't stop my creative juices from flowing! =)
I tried to take off the hooks so they wouldn't get paint on them, but I could only get one off,
so I taped off the other two.
Then I took her outside and gave her a good spray painting.
This is Rustoleum Painter's Touch in Aqua (love this color!)

Then I gave it a good roughing up with some sand paper,
paying close attention to the edges.
Then I painted on some stain, then wiped it off with an old rag and got this:
I love how the stain stuck in the beadboard cracks--so rustic and beachy!
The middle hook just happened to bust off mid-sanding--weird.
I am going to hang this in my bedroom tomorrow!

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  2. Great redo!! I love the new color! :)

  3. wow that before was very...um....pink. But the after - ah so lovely.

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