Friday, March 17, 2017

Creative Friday #6 - Repurposed Shelf

It's another Creative Friday! This week it's all about a project for the laundry room at the city house. Come see what I did!

Remember the heart shelves from the 80's? I found a couple at the thrift store some time back. They are great little wooden shelves - though dated. The first one I took apart and used it to make a sign for the guest room. It is fun and whimsical.

The second one is just the right size for the laundry room. However, I wanted to give it more of a farmhouse look.

 The first thing I did was sand the glossy white paint off on the edges and sides:

Next, I cut an old fence picket to fit between the supports (making sure it covered the hearts up) and over the shelf. After sanding them, I glued and clamped them on, leaving it to dry overnight:

 The next day, I brought it in and add screw hooks:

As you can see, the top board is sitting on the original shelf. I added a couple of screws to make sure it stays on.
It's great I didn't have to take the shelf apart to achieve this look. I don't mind the original shelf showing under the new one. I think it adds character. 😀

It sits right by the door going into the garage so it's perfect for extra keys. A little chicken wire basket on the shelf holds string or whatever.
I love how it turned out. The hearts are gone and it looks old and farmhouse-y! Plus, I was able to repurpose an old discarded shelf and a fence picket. A win-win as far as I'm concerned.

Also, I got this in the mail - it's from Kris over at Junk Chic Cottage. She's in the process of moving but still had time to share these cute Spring bags with us and I won one!
I know just where I'm going to put it. (Stay tuned!) Thanks, Kris!

I'm sharing at these fabulous parties:

9 comments:

  1. From 80s 'country' to chippy/rustic-your shelf looks great. You did a good job on the makeover.

    Gotta love that Kris- she is always thinking of others. I am lucky enough to have met her in person and she's even better in real life!!!!

    Have a great St. Patrick's Day- xo Diana

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  2. Cecilia have a wonderful St. Patty's day. Glad you got your sweet tote. I was so happy to share a few of these with you wonderful blogging friends. They just scream SPRING! Enjoy. Love the chippy shelf re love too. You know how I love anything chippy and white. This is awesome. Have a great day and wonderful weekend.
    Kris

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  3. I remember those heart shelves....I never would have thought of recycling them by covering up the hearts! Genius! I love the rustic farmhouse way it turned out!
    xo Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home

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    1. Thanks, Kathleen! I'm really happy with how it turned out!

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  4. That is a great repurpose project. You have such great ideas, Cecilia. This piece would work at the Farm too.

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  5. It looks great Cecilia! Perfect for that farmhouse look you were going after.

    I got a bag from Kris last year and love it! Enjoy!

    xxx

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  6. Just adorable, love your farmhouse-y redo.

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  7. It is perfect! I love what you did to it...totally transformed the look. The bag is so pretty too...it's always fun to win something! Hope your weekend is going well.

    Hugs, Vicky

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  8. Your shelf turned out beautifully. I love that you were able to come up with a solution to reuse an old heart shelf. Thank you for sharing your repurposed shelf at the Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make link party!

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