Hello amazing friends and Happy October!!
Today’s shelf makeover is brought to you by Home Interiors. (Not really) Remember them?
This must have been very popular back in the day because this is about the fifth time I’ve come across this exact same shelf:
I’ve been told it was an old Home Interiors piece. I have made over two of these already which I will link at the bottom, and I’ve passed on a couple that were priced too high. This one was $4.25, so I decided to get it this time. I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
When I was redoing the first one, I had originally planned to add a piece of bead board across the open area at the back. At the time, I didn’t have a piece wide enough, so I ended up doing something different.
This time, I decided to go with the bead board and used my small circular saw to cut a piece to cover the opening.
I took part of the shelf apart by removing a few small screw to make it easier to paint. Then I gave everything a coat of Fluff, followed by a coat of Vintage Duck Egg Blue mixed 50/50 with Cotton that I had left from the clock face I used it on in Tuesday’s smalls post:
I started with Fluff because I wanted a bit of white to show through here and there when I sanded. To sand, I used 220 grit sandpaper (that is my favorite kind and pretty much what I always use for my final sanding) and as always, I wrapped it around an old foam sanding sponge to make it easier to handle…
It comes in 9 x 11″ sheets that I cut into fours. (Anyone else work in their jammies? 🙂 )
I sealed with Dixie Belle’s Best Dang Wax in Clear.
What sealer should I use?
Basically, you can use the clear wax or Clear Coat interchangeably to seal most pieces. I usually reach for the Clear Coat for larger pieces because it’s much less labor intensive than applying wax, especially for furniture.
If I have a small piece though, the wax is pretty easy to use and sometimes if I have it out already, I’ll just use that. I go for Gator Hide when I have more of a high traffic piece that really needs to be durable.
I reassembled my shelf and screwed the bead board into the back, added a couple of sawtooth hangers, and voila:
The bead board adds instant coastal-cottage charm:
And those hooks?
They came from this guy:
I found this for $1.98! I always keep my eye out for pieces that I can steal the parts from! I spray primed them with Rustoleum Spray Primer first just to get a quick first coat on them and then I followed up with a coat of Cotton.
They are attached by screws from the back that were a tad short for the thickness of my shelf, so I grabbed a drill bit just a bit bigger than the screw head and drilled some out of the back where each screw would go so the screws would work:
This area was covered by the bead board.
Ah my sweet babe…this is one of the photos I like to photocopy to stage frames that I sell in my booth.
And as promised, see what I did with the other two shelves I found just like this one HERE and HERE!
Woohooo…not too many left!
Visit anything you may have missed so far at the links below!
I’ll be back with the first of the three baskets in this haul:
UPDATE: See how pretty this basket turned out HERE now!
Have a fantastic weekend!
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