I've gone through my pictures to try to find one that I took of this shelf before I did anything to it, and I can't. I purchased these shelves back in April or May, and because I have about 10 projects going on at any one time, it's sometimes hard to figure out which folder I put the pictures in on projects that take awhile. Sorry!
My T. Mom gave me a gallon of green paint when I was over there last, so I first painted this shelf with that (I do love me some free paint!!).
Of course that was entirely too boring to just leave it at that, so I spray painted my heirloom white over top of the green, and then sanded it down with my 100 grit sand paper to get the green to show back through.
While that was more interesting than just the flat color, and I was really loving the look of the characters of the wood showing through, it still didn't have the wow factor that I was going for.
To finish the shelf off and give it that extra wow factor, I dry brushed on the same turquoise paint I've used for my sewing machine cabinet and my other shelves, and then hung it in its new home.
Ahhh...SO much more interesting!!
I really love all of the colors in the shelf because it really does a great job at pulling in quite a few of the different bright and fun colors in that room.
I don't love the decor on the shelf yet, but it's what I had lying around, so it's what gets put up for now!
All I'm missing in this room is window covers, a rug, and building a corner table...and maybe a mirror. Hmmm...I'm sure I can come up with something else, but I really love the way it's all coming together.
And just as a reminder of where this all started back in May, here's the before...
What a difference 5 months makes, huh?! (To see each step I did in detail, see the following links : painting the floor, building the left daybed, building the right daybed, finishing old Pottery Barn Shelves, Re-doing a Sewing Machine Cabinet, Making the Yellow Pillows, and Making the Florally Pillows).
I won't be posting tomorrow, so I hope everyone has a great weekend!
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