Sweet Friends, I have a fun treat for ya’ll today!
By now ya’ll know my blogging bestie, Nancy from Artsy Chicks Rule:
She and I went thrifting and caught it all on video so we could share it with you!
We visited all of my favorite thrift stores in search of something we could each make over.
Before I share what we found, here is our video:
(If you have any trouble viewing, you can see it HERE.)
Okay so you now know that I found this cute shelf at our very first stop of the day:
It was $6.98, and I rarely pass up a cute shelf. They are just so functional!
And here is how I revived it:
Who knew it could be so cute?
Do you remember this fabric? I had it left over from my dining room chairs, so it was basically free. 🙂
Adding fabric to the back really dressed up this otherwise plain shelf.
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I started by painting the shelf white with my DIY Chalk Paint (Recipe HERE.) Then I topped it with one coat of one part Annie Sloan French Linen mixed with two parts Bit of Sugar DIY chalk paint. I did that so that when I sanded, a little of the white would show through.
I sealed the shelf with clear wax.
For the back, I cut a piece of hardboard using my mini circular saw.
This has become my favorite saw for cutting pieces like this. It is small so it’s easy to handle. Just line this notch up with your pencil line…
I get nice super straight cuts every time!
Then I did a dry fit to be sure it was a good fit, painted the board so it would be nice and white through my fabric, added a layer of matte Mod Podge, and adhered my fabric.
There is no need to add another layer of MP over the top.
Here’s a close up of the fabric:
I love that it adds a little texture to this sweet shelf. The fabric originally came from Hobby Lobby.
I attached the new fabric-covered backing to my shelf using my nailgun.
It looks pretty dressed up with a few pieces of my thrift store ironstone…
Perfect for a dining space!
It would also be great in a nursery or in a child’s bedroom to hold all sorts of treasures.
Nancy is sharing what she bought that day too! She found this breadbox on our very last stop:
Visit Nancy HERE to see what she did with her breadbox!
And remember that headboard I found for $15? All furniture was half off that day so yep…only $7.50! It’s still awaiting its big makeover.
I hope you enjoyed coming along thrifting with us!
If you missed our last thrifting video, you can see it HERE!
I’ll be back on Tuesday with this fun tray table I scored for $10!
Have a fantastic weekend!
UPDATE: Check out how I gave this little tray table a whole new personality HERE now!
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