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:
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 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.
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'm sharing at these fabulous parties: