Thrift Store Shelf Makeover
Jun 022015
 

So this post should have been posted a few months ago, because that’s when this makeover was actually done, but you know, life has a funny way of getting in the way! So anyway, this is just an easy makeover… a simple sanding and painting transformed this ugly worn-out shelf into a beautiful feature piece in my daughter’s room!

Thrift Store Shelf Makeover

Thrift Store Shelf Makeover

Thrift Store Shelf Makeover



So this is what the shelf looked like when I brought it home… it was red and the paint was peeling/chipping. Not cute at all!
Thrift Store Shelf Makeover

Thrift Store Shelf Makeover


All I had to do was sand it down to smooth out the surface and prepare for the painting step. Next, I took the same color that I painted the dresser and the DIY wall art and painted the shelf this color. I used both a regular bristle brush (for the corners and edges) and a small foam roller brush (for all the flat sides). I actually needed 2 coats to get a nice and even coverage.
Thrift Store Shelf Makeover

Thrift Store Shelf Makeover


It was actually such an easy, satisfying project and I absolutely LOVE the way it looks in the room… not to mention all the additional space it adds to style and decorate and display her cutest stuffed animals (only the purple and white ones, of course)! :)

For more projects from Sophia’s room, see how we used paint to transform a basic Ikea Rast dresser, how I created DIY Herringbone Wall Art, how I hung curtains using a DIY Curtain Rod and how I painted heart stencils on the wall.







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 June 2, 2015  Posted by

4 Responses to “Thrift Store Shelf Makeover”

  1. How fun! And what a great look for her room. Bet your daughter loves it. As do her stuffed animals…!
    Susan

    • EngineerMommy

      She does like the shelf, but I don’t think she realizes how much work is put into pieces like that! :) It’s okay, it’s fun for me anyway! Thanks for stopping by!

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