Hello sweet Friends! I’ve got a quick little makeover for you today! I found this shelf at the thrift store a couple of weeks ago hiding in the toy section:
Luckily I can spot a potential makeover a mile away! 🙂 Blue tags were half off that day, so this cost me less than $2, and I liked the shape of it. I did check first to see if the Winnie the Pooh paper would come off easily and it was adhesive, so luckily it peeled right off…
and became this:
Ooh la la. Much better!
I used a portion of this stencil from Artistic Stencils to apply the graphics.
I sprayed the back of the stencil with spray adhesive first to prevent bleeding under the edges, then painted in the lines with black acrylic craft paint.
It looked like this when I removed the stencil:
Looks just like I stenciled it on, right? The secret to making a stencil look hand-painted is painting in the gaps. I use the same acrylic craft paint and a liner brush. Dipping the brush in a little water first helps the paint to glide on more smoothly.
This is supposed to be Behr’s equivalent to Annie Sloan’s French Linen. I think it’s a bit more green though. I dry-brushed the edges a bit to lighten it up some and add a little dimension.
This would look great in a bathroom hanging above a set of fluffy white towels!
Adding hooks would give it another function as well.
It sure came a long way from that dated nursery shelf don’t ya think?
I’m still working on my sectional slip cover tutorial, there are a lot of details to cover, but I’ll be back on Friday sharing what I did with this old fencing:
See ya then! 😉
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