Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Quick and Easy Shabby Shelf

Today is another quick update on a shelf that we found at the Habitat for Humanity Re Store. It was a pretty basic brown wood shelf to start.

I loved the size of it and it had good bones, but I didn't like the open space in the back so I decided to add some scrap boards to the back to fill in the space.
I simply screwed in three boards to the back.

I think it looks much better with the back added and is much more functional.

After some sanding I painted it a light cream color thinking it would distress well. Of course I then decided it would look good in a two tone color theme.

So with a little re-painting and adding a layer of black it turned into a fabulous two tone shelf.

The hooks that were originally on the shelf were wooden pegs. I simply replaced three of them with updated hooks. I did leave two wood peg hooks also, painted black.

It was distressed in some areas to show the wood.

It ended up being a simple project- just repainting and finishing- but the end result looks great.

Plenty of room to display some pretty things and hang your hats as well.

Hoping you enjoyed this little shelf re-do.

Thanks for stopping by.                          

Linked To:
Funky Junk Interiors
The Rustic Pig
Kathe with an E
Coastal Charm
Smart School House
Southern Revivals


  1. Susan, the shelf is gorgeous! I wanted to thank your sweet comment on my blog. Do you know that you are a no-reply blogger?

    1. Thanks Denyse- I think I fixed my no-reply status,hopefully. Have a great day!

  2. This is a great re-do....I have a few old natural shelves in the garage that could use some paint! Awesome job....I am linked next to you at FJI party!

    1. Thanks Lynda- Ill check out your link up too!

  3. Love the rustic re-do! Awesome job :)

  4. Hi Susan; visiting from Linda's Coastal Charm. Great shelf 'aging and changing'. I am following.

    1. Thanks Joy for visiting and following! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

  5. Gorgeous! LOVE the paint job you gave it!

    Jenna @

    1. Thanks Jenna- I'm glad you like it!

  6. Looks great!

    <3 Christina @ I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original link party is open.

  7. Your shelf looks lovely! Lisa @ Sweet Tea N' Salty Air


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