Simple Shabby Shelf

Hey there, awesome Friends! Welcome to one of my favorite days of the month: Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday! Pretty much everything I share is a makeover of some sort, but today I get to do it with four of my favorite treasure maker friends. You’ll find links to their posts at the bottom. 🙂

Today I am bringing you a redo of a redo. I started with this very Poohesque shelf I found at the thrift store for two whole dollars:


You may remember this one from last Fall. The contact paper was very easily removed (sorry, Pooh fans), and I made it over last year to look like this:

A little more sophisticated and I thought it was a great improvement, but apparently not good enough…it just sat in my booth. In person the color had an almost green tint to it, so maybe that’s it.

When I brought home the vintage coffee table I shared a couple of weeks ago from the shop to redo, I brought this home for a redo as well.

If at first you don’t succeed…

paint it white…

Thrift store shelf gets a simple white makeover from

Ah yessss. This is Casement by Fusion Mineral Paint.

Adding hooks also added function…

Thrift store shelf gets a simple white makeover from

I think that’s what was missing from the first makeover.

I already had these cast iron hangers from Hobby Lobby, I just spray painted them white and shabbied them up a bit…

Thrift store shelf gets a simple white makeover from

My mercury glass ornaments look so pretty against the white.

Thrift store shelf gets a simple white makeover from


Thrift store shelf gets a simple white makeover from


Thrift store shelf gets a simple white makeover from


Thrift store shelf gets a simple white makeover from


Thrift store shelf gets a simple white makeover from confessionsofaserialdiyer.comBetter, no? Maybe someone will want to take it home now!

And here are four more fabulous trash-to-treasure makeovers from my friends! Click the links below the image to see what these became!

t2t-12-131. Artsy Chicks Rule     2. Girl in the Garage

3. Prodigal Pieces     4. Bless’er House

You can see all my previous Trash-to-Treasure makeovers HERE.

I’ll see ya’ll Thursday with a piece that is dear to my heart, my boys’ baby changing table:


Only it doesn’t look very boyish anymore!

UPDATE: Check out how I changed it up HERE.



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  1. I love your makeover of the shelf, it is absolutely stunning and the item for me that made the whole thing POP was your Boxwood wreath. Where would I find a wreath like that or did you make it ?
    Thank you.

  2. You’ve got a winner for sure this time, Christy! I love the shabby white and the hooks give it a purpose. Much better than Pooh!

  3. I love it painted white with the hooks! What a great restyle of that shelf. Isn’t it amazing how painting something white just breathes new life into it?

    Well done.


  4. Marcie Lovett says

    Oh, yeah, that won’t last long. Beautiful job, Christy!

  5. Yep!!! The added hooks are perfect! Love this cute little, functional shelf! 😉 xoxo

  6. Christy, it’s just too pretty to sell now. As you can attest, white paint makes everything fresh and beautiful but those knobs take this shelf to a new level! If you plan on taking this back to your booth, I’m sure it’ll be gone within hours.

  7. chris aka monkey says

    wow the shelf is freaking awesome now xx merry Christmas

  8. Sandra powell says

    I like it better white, looks really pretty with those hooks as well. Nicely done should sell quickl I know I’d buy it????

  9. Annie (Canada) says

    Love it!! I’m sure it will sell now although I’m not sure why it didn’t with the previous makeover, I thought it looked really pretty…I guess you just never know! 🙂

  10. You do such wonderful work. I love the new look for the shelf. Adore those ornaments.

  11. Christy, it’s absolutely gorgeous now! I don’t believe I’ve ever said that about a shelf before, haha. Is the middle piece/knob screwed on from the front also, or from the back? Thanks 🙂

    • Aww thanks, Jen! That is a regular knob in the middle. I drilled a hole on the back just a bit wider than the screw, and just deep enough so that the screw didn’t stick out in the back. 🙂

  12. Stunning… I thought the first before was good when you originally did that, but THIS? STUNNING!!! Your styling is SO beautiful!!!

  13. Love it, Christy! I would have never seen the ‘green’ tint, until you mentioned it here. I actually really like both redos… but, definitely prefer the additional functionality and brighter color of the second redo. 🙂 Very nice! (the mercury glass does, indeed, look pretty against the white!)

    • Thanks, Julie! I liked the original as well, but I guess it was meant to be white! I picked up those mercury glass ornaments at Home Goods last year and just love them! XOXO