Welcome to day #27 of my March Madness, 31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days, series!! This fun series is nearing the end, but don’t quit on me just yet, because I still have some great makeovers up my sleeve!
Yesterday I posted about decorating my hutch by shopping my home as part of a decorating challenge I was participating in that was already planned before March Madness was even a lightbulb above my head. I just wanted to mention in case you missed it, that the five fun girls from that challenge and I host a Decorating Enthusiasts Forum on Facebook where we talk about all things décor-related. Anyone can join. We wanted a place where we could connect with our readers on a more personal level. You can post things you’re working on or ask advice about what to do with a piece you want to change up…things like that. Or you can just follow along and say nothing at all, but we hope you will join in the conversation! Click here to join us!
We started it with this three-month decorating challenge, and now that this challenge is complete, we will be coming up with a new challenge that EVERYONE can participate in via our FB forum. The new challenge will be announced soon!
Back to what you came here for! 🙂
Today I’m sharing this wonky shelf I found at the thrift store:
It was part of this thrift store run I took, the weekend I redid my parent’s bedroom set:
For $4, I thought it would be easy enough to slap some bead board backing on, paint it and be done, but I decided to go a different direction…
Remember my new stash of fence pickets I used on this tray that I shared at the beginning of the week? I thought they would also work great as a backing for this shelf!
What do you think?
Here is how they started:
Pretty rough, huh?! Now you know why Mr. House Flipper wanted to know what on earth I was going to do with them.
I cut them to fit with my chop saw…
I cleaned them slightly first with a Clorox wipe before giving them a washed look. To do that, I painted each one with flat white latex paint, and immediately wiped the paint back off with a dry rag.
I attached them with my nail gun.
I love the imperfection of the nail holes.
The door they are hanging on was the old front door of one of my very dear friends. (Thanks, Jeannie!! 🙂 ) She was getting a new one and I just had to have this one. It came with two side panels and a really cool transom that I haven’t decided what to with yet. I love this just leaning against the wall near my kitchen. It makes a great photo backdrop!
I’m pretty sure I love everything about this now. Hope you like it too!
If you missed any posts in this fun March Madness series, you can catch up here:
Here are this week’s thrifty redo’s so far:
I’ll be back tomorrow. You come back too, okay? 🙂
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