Monday, April 2, 2012

Shelf Makeover

About a month or so ago, I picked up this shelf at one of the local thrift stores, thinking I might be able to use it as a crib canopy for my granddaughter’s bedroom makeover. 

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After ditching the idea for safety reasons, I still had the shelf and figured I could use it in our master WC.

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I gave it a coat of Duck Egg to get started.  Then found this graphic from The Graphics Fairy.

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I Mod Podged it on and then added some clear and dark waxes.   You can’t really notice it in this picture, but the Mod Podge that went beyond the graphic wouldn’t accept the dark wax.

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Do you think if I sand it in those areas, the dark wax will adhere?

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I played around with adding a few things to decorate it.

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Now I’ve got a little shelf to take up some of that wall space in the master bathroom WC area! I just need to find a little picture to put underneath, so I’ll be on the look out for something.

Linking up with

Brag Monday at The Graphics Fairy

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charms

27 comments:

Olive Cooper said...

Kathy, your vintage shelf has great lines and the paint is wonderful on it. Have a terrific week, Olive

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Kathy,

I love how you transformed the pretty shelf. Yes sanding where the Mod Podge is might do the trick.

Dee

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I love it!!!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Kathy that's awesome!

I love when we come up with good ideas - well, in this case, GREAT idea - for something we already have.

Cleverly done.

I like it best displayed with the bottle of flowers. : - )

You need to share that with Metamorphasis Monday too - they'd like this over there!

Have a wonderful Holy Week.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Great shelf and such a cute idea. So nice to have a place to decorate, love the style of the shelf and the color. Hugs, Marty

NanaDiana said...

That turned out really cute! I love it! Sometimes things that don't work in one place work out even better than we ever expected in another spot! Perfect~ xo Diana

Donna, The Decorated House said...

That turned out so cute! Yes, you should be able to wax it after sanding off the protective sealer that the modpodge gives. Sometimes paint will adhere where the wax won't.

Kelly said...

That looks so good. I'm not an expert with waxes, but you could certainly try that. You might could use a glaze over it too if you wanted to darken the label a bit.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Really great shelf Kathy!!! You always come up with awesome things to do with your finds!

Nezzy said...

How I adore your little shelf transformation. I bet if ya do sand those areas the dark was will adhere.

God bless ya sweetie and have an excellent week!!! :o)

chateau chic said...

Your little shelf is so cute. I love it!
Thanks for stopping by, Mary Alice

Sue said...

Kathy- Do you think that sanding the mod-podged area then re-waxing with clear then dark, that you'll still have a line of demarcation? I would think you'd want to do the entire back surface. What do I know? We should ask Jean. :-) It is a cute shelf!

Judy said...

It looks great. I think if you sand off the mod podge. it will work.

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

The shelf is so cute, Kathy! Love it! Have a Happy Easter!! Linda

Marisa said...

It turned out really beautiful. Have a good day.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Great shelf! I would think that if you sand those areas the dark wax should adhere.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That looks great!

KATHY said...

Kathy that looks so pretty!!That was a great find at the thrift store.You did such a fabulous job on it.

Kathy

Pamela said...

LOVE it Kathy! It turned out fabulous and don't ya just love The Graphics fairy!!?

Cozy Little House said...

You're prettying up that new home of yours so nicely!
Brenda

Savvy Seasons said...

Adorable, I LOVE it!! =) xo ~Liz

Blue Creek Home said...

Love it- one always needs a cute shelf in the bathroom.

BTW, the color that I used on that chest is French Linen.

Rhonda

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Nice job on the shelf, Kathy. Yep, sanding should do it.

Penseldraget said...

Hi
thank you so much for your kind comment.. :) you do some beautiful work your self
Pia

kerry said...

I Love this Kathy, don't you adore making something really great out of stuff other people don't want? And it's always unique to your home - what's not to love? Kerry

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Duck Egg is my favorite color! I juts wish I could use it in my home. Your shelf looks great! The graphic gave it just the right touch!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

It's such a pretty little shelf -- I have some duck egg -- haven't used it yet! Need to pull it out I think.

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