Hi there, awesome Friends! Jack sends a huge thank you for all the super sweet comments on his plant stand makeover I shared on Tuesday! He was grinning form ear to ear.
Are y’all up for another thrifty makeover today? I thought you might be. They’re my favorite too!
This one was actually a collaboration between me and Jack. He dug through my to-do pyramid and pulled out a little shelf I found at the thrift store for two dollars a while back and started going to town painting it. Then I came to see what he was up to and it was like slow-mo…No-o-o-o-o…we…n-e-e-d…a…bef-o-r-e…ph-o-t-o-o-o-o. Ha ha too late.
No worries…you’ll just have to imagine what it looked like before. It was pretty much the same color as the frame below:
Brown. This was after one coat of leftover Sparrow by Behr that I had made into DIY chalk paint a while back.
He was just going to paint the shelf and call it a day, but I thought it could be more unique than just a dated shelf with a new paint job, so we went in search of a frame to attach to it and found this simple one at the thrift store.
The addition of some stripes and a chalkboard made this fun combination:
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This makes a great landing spot for keys, mail, etc.
I cut the hardboard to fit the frame, and Jack sprayed it:
For more info on how the chalkboard was made and added, check out THIS post.
I like to use Rust-Oleum Chalkboard Spray Paint. It only takes a couple of coats and it goes on so easy and covers great!
For the stripes I used FrogTape:
We each had a turn adding a coat of white paint. 🙂
He sanded to smooth everything out…
And I waxed with Annie Sloan’s clear soft wax to seal. I just bought her white wax. Can’t wait to try it out!
I though about adding a bar across the bottom of the shelf to add a couple of hooks to for hanging your purse or coat, but decided to leave it as is.
I did add a hook for keys or leashes to the frame…
The two pieces are held together on the back with these metal plates I purchased at Lowes for 59¢ each:
As you can see I covered the ugly on the back in brown wrapping paper I found at TJ Maxx. I attached it using Matte Mod Podge like a glue. Sometimes I use hot glue or a glue stick…whatever I have near me at the time! I have also found that if I line the paper up in one corner, I can just sand the other two edges and it tears perfectly along each edge.
It was fun working together on this one, and I think it turned out pretty darned cute!
Two forgotten thrift store throw-aways that cost around $5 became an updated and functional piece of décor!
Thanks for stopping by! I’ll be back next week sharing how I gave a set of these very traditional tables a coastal feel:
UPDATE: See how them now HERE with their new makeover!
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