June 8, 2010
Craft Room Shelves
This week I’m re-doing a couple of cute shelves that didn’t sell in my last garage sale. So I guess you could say that I shopped my own sale. They fit in nicely in our last house, but the color and style is a bit off for my kitchen in this house. I got to thinking that I need some shelving in my craft room, so what better place to make them for, right?
Here are the two little shelves:
This off-white one has herb labels on it – I saved them for something else, someday.
I removed the hardware.
Filled the holes with spackle/wood filler.
Lightly sanded them down to smooth out the spackle/wood filler and to “rough up” the surface to prepare it for the spray paint.
Sprayed away with my new favorite spray paint. I needed two cans – totally worth it.
I sanded in-between the 4 layers of paint.
I decided the white shelves needed a little sprucing up so I got out my craft paint and paint brushes.
I painted the knobs on the vertical shelf the two colors that I’ve accented the craft room with. I also painted the little cracks in the larger shelf green.
I added some dots to the knobs of the vertical shelf.
Here’s a great art teacher tip for painting perfect dots: dip the non-bristle end of the paintbrush in your paint and make your dots. Works perfectly every time.
Here are the shelves ready for a new spot in the craft room. Next week I’ll show you how I arranged them, added crafty supplies and labels.
Do you have any shelves you could re-purpose and paint?
I’m linking this post up to some great parties!
Zazu Ta Says
I so so sooo Loved this!!! 😀
Thanks for the tip!
Actually I do have one sitting in the garage! Yours came out very cute and I’m sure they will look great in your craft room.
What cute shelves! You did a great job!
Super cute! Can’t wait to see them in their new home!
Cassie @ Primitive & Proper Says
so cute! hopped over from POPP and love how you painted the knobs- very fun! the look so fresh and renewed.
Allison @ House of Hepworths Says
Those turned out great! I love them!!!
Kim -today's creative blog Says
love the polka dots
How great are these! and the knobs are way tooo cute…they match well with the number cards you have! Ah ha good job!
Whimsical Creations Says
Those turned out great!
Shannon @ Posh Pieces Says
Love these! The handles are a fabulous addition!
Ann @ makethebestofthings Says
What a cute project and yes, I do have some shelves I can redo, thanks for the inspiration.
Keep Calm and Decorate Says
Love the makeover!
oooh! I want to try that spray paint! Rustoleum is my favorite brand and your shelves turned out great 🙂
Cute shelf makeovers, paint makes all the difference. I shall follow this blog for inspiration on staying clean and organized…lawd knows I need it!
oh, I love them!
Christina's Creative Side Says
I’m visiting from The Shabby Chic Cottage, and I just love those new shelves! The one with the polka dot knobs would match my son’s nursery perfectly. 😉 I used that exact craft paint for some projects for his room. Great job!
I love that you shopped your own garage sale! These look great.
Thanks for sharing at Saturday is Crafty Day!
Laura @ along for the ride
You know what I do have a shelf sitting in my basement that I was going to give to Goodwill. I’m going to try a little paint on it instead. Thanks for the idea!
Those shelves are so cute. I love when you can shop your own sale. Aren’t you glad they didn’t sell now? Thanks for linking to We’re Organized Wednesday. I’m excited to see them in their place.
★All Thingz Related★ Says
Thanks for joining us for Anything Related! Hope to see you tomorrow! ~Bridgette
Stephanie Lynn Says
Fabulous transformation! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase! I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn