Hello sweet friends! I hope you don’t mind that I abandoned all things Christmas this week to share some thrifty makeovers! As I was looking through my past makeovers, I realized that I have one old Home Interiors shelf that I have found and made over three different times over the years.
I thought it would be fun to look back at how I redid each of them! I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
Here is the shelf of the day a la Home Interiors:
Fancy, eh? Do remember this one from back in the day? It must have been popular since I’ve actually come across this shelf several times! (It was only priced low enough to actually buy three times.)
There must have been very few resources for home decor because those parties were a hit!
Home Interiors Shelf Makeover #1
The first shelf I redid back in 2017! I found it at the thrift store for $1.98.
To start this makeover, I measured and cut a piece of hardboard to fit the back. Then I took the shelf apart by removing a few screws.
I decided to use the Vaseline distressing technique on it.
For that, I spray painted the brackets with black spray paint and then added a little Vaseline to the areas where I wanted distressing to show:
Then I painted with white spray paint:
When they were dry, I wiped the areas with petroleum jelly with a soft cloth to remove the white paint…
Then I painted the rest of the shelf parts with Dixie Belle Chalk Paint in Fluff.
Swapping out the dated cup hooks for legit hooks made a huge difference in updating this shelf!
I love it as a mug holder…
But of course it could have so many uses!
The large numbers really add a fun touch!
Home Interiors Shelf Makeover #2
The next makeover was shared in 2019. I found it for a similar price at $2. This makeover was inspired by the first one. I love a black and white look, so I did something similar here.
Again, I took it apart and cut a piece of hardboard to fit the back. I knew I did not want the gold color on the brackets to show through when I distressed, so this time, I gave them a quick spray of Rustoleum’s Espresso.
Then everything got two coats of Dixie Belle’s Cotton:
If I were making this piece over today, I would use the cheat method of distressing which is SO much easier!!
You can see how I do that in this short video:
If you have any trouble viewing, you can see it on YouTube HERE.
Then I decided to add a stencil to this one, filling it in with my favorite black acrylic craft paint once again:
I sprayed Loctite spray adhesive to the back of the stencil to hold it firmly in place first, and then I used a small brush to paint in the stencil, brushing away from the edges as much as possible.
Then I went back with a liner brush and connected the breaks that give it away as a stencil.
After sanding lightly all over with 220 grit sandpaper, I sealed everything with Clear Coat in satin using the blue sponge applicator. Then I reassembled the shelf and added the new backing with small finishing nails.
Much more updated!
I don’t use as much French-inspired lettering these days, but it always sells quickly in my booth.
Luckily, I found these shabbied up hooks as-is at Hobby Lobby:
They were just right for this piece!
Home Interiors Shelf Makeover #3:
And finally, the third shelf was also a thrift store find, but a bit more at $4.25. I shared this one in 2020.
I decided to go for a different look for this one, and cut a piece of bead board to fit the open space at the back this time:
Everything got a coat of Fluff, followed by a coat of Vintage Duck Egg Blue mixed 50/50 with Cotton to lighten it up a bit. (I did that so that when I sanded, white would show through giving it more of a coastal vibe.)
The hooks for this one came from this guy, another thrift store find:
It’s hard to go wrong with this pretty blue!
And that’s one style of Home Interiors shelf made over three different ways!
Which was your favorite??
Looking through old makeovers has me excited to see what the new year will bring!!
I hope you all have a blessed holiday with loved ones, and I am looking forward to the same.
I want you all to know that your support, whether it’s leaving encouraging comments, supporting my Etsy shop, or just silently stopping by to see what I’m up to each week, is such a gift to me so THANK YOU!
If you celebrate, Merry Christmas!!
I’ll see you on the other side with my top 13 furniture makeovers of the year:
Update: No need to come back! See how the afters of this bunch HERE now!
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