Sunday, January 8, 2012

Shelf Re-Vamp

Hello All!

I have a small project to share and two that are in the works so I will hopefully be ready to share those later this week. I work full time though so it's impossible to get good pictures until the weekend since it's dark when I get home. Anyway this is a little shelf I bought at Big Lots for $10. It was unpainted and maybe made of Cedar (not sure).  I will show you the after first.


I really like the way it turned out.
Here is the before:


I tried to paint it black, but it just wasn't looking right, so I went in the complete opposite direction.
I used white paint. Behr Swiss Coffee. Then I used gold craft paint and stencils for the swirls things and the bird. Here is a close up of the edges.


I also used walnut stain to glaze it and then distressed it and applied Minwax finishing paste.
I use this little shelf in my bathroom over the sink. I don't have a medicine cabinet and the vanity is just one big open space, so I have very little storage in there. I put products I use daily on this shelf. I would show you but it's not all that cute and this shelf is just temporary solution until I can get a new vanity put it. I think the one in there is original to the house. It has that ugly laminate fake wood with a yellow sink. Anyway I will save it for the before and after when I get to re-do that bathroom.

Thanks for stopping by!

Amy

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31 comments:

  1. You did a great job. It looks very pretty!

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  2. Very nice, much more original than just black.

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  3. Love it! The distressed paint looks so pretty! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Great job, I love the texture in the the stenciled part. New follower from Debbiedoos

    http://chickenscratchny.blogspot.com/

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  5. That looks amazing! I'm your newest follower!

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  6. Hi Amy, I love it. I have that bird stencil too. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. It looks great and what a beautiful solution for not having a medicine cabinet!
    Debbie

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  8. Your shelf is gorgeous, I love the litte bird :)

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  9. I love your shabby shelf! The bird is so pretty and just makes it perfect!

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  10. Stopping in from Debbiedoo's ... the shelf turned out so pretty! Really and truly -- very romantic!

    Also, I'm going to put out some shameful self-promotion here -- so sorry I really do hate it when it happens to me -- but I've joined up with a few new bloggers on an "Imagine the Impossibilities" Challenge that culminates in a multi-blog link party on Jan. 31. I hope you can join us in the challenge and the link!

    Linda

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  11. This is so nice! I love your stencil pattern and the paint colour.

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  12. Beautiful! Love the stencil! Stopped by from Debbiedoos.. new follower, would love for you to stop by Harrison Home sometime!

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  13. Stopping by from Mod Vintage Life and your shelf is fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  14. Hi Amy ... love the shelf. I am getting ready to do some stencling so very interesting to see what other are doing.
    Audrey Z. at Timeless Treasures.

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  15. Love the birdie shelf...thanks for coming to my party with it.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  16. You did a wonderful job especially by adding the stenciling. I'm a new follower, please drop by for a visit when you have a chance.

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  17. how cute is this?!?! oh my what a great DIY project...it turned out so great!

    xoxo
    Aarean

    p.s. come check out my THEIT camera bag giveaway! I think you'd really like it! colorissue.blogspot.com

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  18. Hi Amy,
    I just came across your blog...Just wanted to let you know that I think your shelf project turned out very pretty. I love birdies so you know I'm lovin' your birdie desgin. Great job.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    Ana

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  19. Adore the sweet bird theme you did :) You have a nice eye for design :)

    Via: Wow Us Wed Linky Party at Savvy Southern Style today.

    Smiles and thanks for sharing :)
    Suzanne in NW Illinois

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  20. That's so pretty! I love it.

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  21. Hi Amy,
    Thank you so much for visiting me at "Home is Where the Heart is", it's a pleasure meeting you.
    You are one very creative girl..I love to redo and re-purpose things too. You did a great job on your shelve. I have become your newest follower.
    Wishing you a sweet day, Elizabeth

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  22. Oh, how beautiful! I love the distressed paint and stencils! Perfect!

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  23. Love this post! It's linky party time again on my blog! I hope you can join! Here is the link! Your friends are welcome too! http://www.thesouthernproductqueen.com/one-stop-shoppe-linky-party-2

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  24. I am so glad you went with the white!! I looks great. I am impressed you could make a $10 shelf look so good. Thank you so much for linking to Link It Up Thursday again this week. BTY I LOVE you cowl too!

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  25. I LOVE this! I would love if you would share this at the Crazy Cute link party happening at Between U & Me right now! I've got a totally awesome giveaway this week, too!
    OOH! AND, I'm your newest follower! ;)
    www.betweenuandme.com

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  26. I definitely like the white better than the black! You are very talented. I'd love for you to link to our Things I've Done Thursday link party going on now until noon Saturday EST. http://www.bearrabbitbear.com/2012/01/things-ive-done-thursday-19-progresso.html

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  27. I have a shelf exactly like that. I use it on my desk to hold small frames (family pics). I've been wanting to paint it for a while now...what a great idea you had with the white paint, stencil and glaze. Hmmm, I might have to copy you :)

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  28. I love this! It's so cute! Found you via Think Pink Sundays Linky Party :)

    -Bonnie @ Revolutionaries
    http://bonniegetchell.blogspot.com

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  29. I used to have two shelves just like this one (at least before you painted it). This is such a beautiful way to dress it up a bit. You did a great job!

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  30. Very nice transformation! I love using walnut stain for glazing too.
    Thanks for linking up and linking back to catch as catch can.
    gail

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  31. What a great transformation! Thanks for sharing at my party. Can't wait to see what you link up next week!

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I appreciate your comments and kind words!