Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Garage Sale Corner Shelf Makeover

I found this corner shelf piece at a yard sale for $2.00.  I was so happy because I haven’t had much luck finding low priced furniture {or any furniture} at yard sales in recent weeks to make over for my booth.  It’s not real wood, but I thought a paint makeover would help it out.

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I only had a little bit of Old White chalk paint left so I mixed what I had with white latex paint.  I also added in a little bit of brown to keep it from being too bright white.  That basically gave me a light grey {or a dingy white}.  I gave it two coats of paint and the chalk paint that I added in seemed to help give the mix a chalk paint feel and consistency.

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I brought it in from the garage to take some finish shots for you and added a few things from the house to dress it up.

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It’s got a nice look to it and I think this would work well in a bathroom, small entry or small room where you could use some display space.

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I’m just going to give it a coat of a clear wax and then it is off to the booth.

25 comments:

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

It's so cute now! I think your color choice was perfect! You really find some amazing deals! I never found these when I had a booth- great score!

Melinda Hartzog said...

What a fantastic deal and I love the white chalk paint makeover. Looks great!

Gail said...

Great make-over Kathy! It looks great!! Enjoy your day, Gail

Okio B Designs said...

It looks so crisp and clean with the white. I'm hoping to hit some sales this weekend but they're calling for rain. =(

Jeanine

Judy K said...

So pretty and perfect for any small space. I'm sure it will sell quick.

Down to Earth Style said...

Those are really cute. Perfect in a small bathroom.

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

It looks much better with the new paint job, Kathy. I love the way you styled it, too. The custom color will be a hit. :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a cute piece, love the new finish. It will sell fast in your booth. Hugs, Marty

Connie said...

Wow!!! What a deal $2. You've bought it into a new and very pretty restored life. Great job!!!
Have a fab day,
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Stitchfork said...

Thank looks so fresh and new Kathy, it's going to fly out of your booth!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

YOu know what they say, someone's trash ( or garage sale thing) is another's treasure! You have a very pretty upcycled corner shelf!

Susan D said...

It is a great piece and perfect in the color you painted it in. The $2 price tag sure doesn't hurt!

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

I just passed up a piece like this - now I am kicking myself - love what you did with it - and it looks great with all the books! Good Job!! :-)

sissie said...


Very cute Kathy. It's getting harder to find affordable pieces of furniture for resale. Guess more people are repurposing their furniture.

Should sell quickly.

hugs
Sissie

BlueClearSky Elizabeth said...

I agree that the shelf could be used in several rooms. It looks so fresh now.

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Great find, Kathy! It looks so much better now and I think that it will sell fast.
Hugs,
Julia

Maria Elena said...

Looks so pretty! Great makeover!

Debbiedoos said...

Now that is perfect! Completely updated now. I really like that shelf!

Melissa@daisymaebelle.com said...

It's amazing what a little bit of paint can do! Looks great! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

Cynthia said...

This looks really good, Kathy. Nice update.

Cynthia

Nancy said...

Kathy, It turned out so nice!! I did one similar last summer with the ASCP and clear wax, sanding and waxing the Spindles was a real bear to do to get them all even. Yours hear will sell quickly!!

Huggs, Nancy

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I love little pieces like this. So versatile! It looks great in its new paint ;-)

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a difference it made to paint it. You wouldn't even know that it's not real wood. I'm sure it won't last long in your booth.

Olive said...

Well done. The white purifies somehow. I am sitting here by two similar pieces that I need to be working on. I do have one old solid wood piece that is turquoise with orange under it. I shall try just to sand and sand some more. xoxo, olive

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Hey Kathy,
I can remember seeing those a lot years ago, but not so much anymore. It sure turned out cute!

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