Hello lovelies! I have a thrifty little redo for y’all today!
When I find something at a thrift store, I can almost always imagine the end product right then and there. But then there are times when I find something having no earthly idea what I’ll do with it, but I throw it in my cart anyway. Those are the things that sit there in my to-do pyramid for months mocking me.
I bought this shutter over TWO YEARS ago:
People!! That’s more than 24 months I had to dream up an idea for this thing. I picked it up so many times. Do you know how many ideas there are out there for shutters? And that was the problem. I was trying so hard to find a unique new undiscovered purpose for this thing and it just never came to me. And believe me I tried to donate it back, I really did, but I just couldn’t give up on it.
So I finally took charge and just made it into something…
Not exactly the ground breaking revolutionary new idea I was hoping for for this thing, but it’s pretty darned cute, right? And every room in the house can use a cute and functional shelf!
So that’s what I finally settled on.
I found a piece of wood in the garage that was left over from another project to create the shelf.
I spray painted it black first so that the finish would look the same as the shutter after sanding it a bit.
This color is Grey Morning by Behr made into chalk paint.
The shelf is attached and supported by these brackets I removed from another shelf that I scored at a yard sale for $1! (I knew I would use those brackets eventually!)
There were bright gold. I sprayed painted them black first, then gave them a couple of coats of white spray paint, then sanded them a bit.
This is my youngest last Summer…
I stole this picture from my kids’ bathroom. These candid shots are always my favorite…
A few hooks (spray painted white) from Hobby Lobby add more function…
This would be perfect in a bathroom!
Please tell me you also hoard things that you just know you’ll eventually find a use for?
At least there’s one less thing in my to-do pyramid now. 🙂
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I’ll be back on Tuesday sharing what I did with this awesome curbside find:
UPDATE: See the makeover of this little gem HERE now!
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