Thursday, April 15, 2010

My Thrift Store Redo

OK...so this is my first attempt at redoing a wood project. I found this little shelf at the Goodwill for $1.88, and have to say it turned out pretty good! I'm pretty pleased with it. I sanded it down really good, then gave it 2 coats of black paint and then 1 coat of white. Then sanded real good again and stained. Then nailed some rusty square nails for some pegs. I have it hanging up in my kitchen. I really need to get rid of that wall paper we have. We've had the same wallpaper for about 25 years.





Here are a few pics of some of the flowers blooming in my yard.




13 comments:

Janene said...

That is a great looking shelf! If you did this well on your first one...I'm sure that the others that you do in the future will be outstanding!
I love your flowers. You pictures are so great I can almost smell the flowers!
Have a great weekend!

Jessica [beforethedawn.org] said...

Your shelf turned out awesome! I love that you used the rusty nails for pegs.

Andy said...

Wow.. that shelf turned out wonderful, I love it!

Donna said...

That project turned out wonderfully! Can't beat the price, LOL.

Beautiful flower pics too. Love the composition of the tulip especially!

LeeHillPrimitives said...

Nice job! It turned out beautiful.

grammie g said...

What a difference a little paint makeover can do...nice job!! Bleeding heart plant so pretty..I had one but lost it one winter:(

WoolenSails said...

Love the new look, looks like you used wood from a barn. Beautiful flowers.

Debbie

Starry said...

beautiful shelf! and beautiful arrangement on the shelf.

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Great job on the little shelf.
I haven't tried any redo's yet. Kind of haven't found anything worthwhile at our thrift shops...seems we only have junk at our.

Karen

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

What a great job you did! Love the nails that you added:)

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a heartfelt comment:)

Rondell

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

Gorgeous spring flowers! Thanks so much for visiting my blog a few weeks back. I've been so busy that I haven't been blogging and didn't get a chance to properly thank you for your visit. Happy Spring!

Cat Haven Crafts said...

You have given me inspiration to redo a little stool I recently purchase (I think for $1.88) at a Goodwill Store. I love how yours turned out! Do I have this right? Sand it, two coats of black paint, then white, then sand again. What did you stain it with the final time? Thanks

Linda said...

Hi Tammy....................glad you visited me. Yes, you are so right. that is your bird pattern. I love it and have made lots of them!
Linda/simplycountryseasons