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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A Sweet Spice Shelf Makeover

I just love this!



 I bought this shelf several months ago.


It took me a long time to get to it because it was N-A-S-T-Y!
grease & grime


I finally cleaned it up.  Then I removed the back and sanded that a little.  I also sanded the edges of the shelf some too.  After that, I brushed on a dark walnut stain.  When I stain things that I'll be painting later, I don't apply the stain in the typical way.  I just brush it on and then leave it to dry.  Since I'm just gonna be painting over it, the the stain job doesn't need to be perfect.  I will usually let it sit for 24-48 hours before I paint over it.

I waited.  And waited.  And waited some more.  Then I painted over it.  I used the Martha Stewart paint tester of Sea Glass (from Home Depot) which I've also used here & here.  It's the perfect color for Spring and Summer projects and it's currently one of my favorite colors.


After the paint dried, I sanded it all again, put the back, back on and, voila!

Here's a side by side.

Sweet, huh?



Linking to:
Hookin' Up With HOH @ House of Hepworths
Crafty Soiree @ Yesterday on Tuesday 
Everything but the Kitchen Sink @ A  little Knick Knack
Friday's Unfolded @ Stuff and Nonsense 
Sundae Scoop @ i heart naptime

14 crafty peeps said:

  1. Nice! I am using a similiar color this week on a secretary desk. Fun. Always great to finally 'get' to something that has been laying around. Now all you need are some books!:)

    Lesley
    http://thehomelessfinch.blogspot.com/

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  2. oh i love it too! and i just painted my daughters dresser that color- i think :-\

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  3. What a fabulous transformation! This is a great post, thanks for sharing. I just found your blog, I'll be back to visit again. Have a great day!
    www.skylarkmanor.com

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  4. I swear, you always impress me with your paint skills! I always love the colors you pick out.

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  5. FANTASTIC transformation! You did so well with your paint job! I am in the market for a spice rack to "spice up" as well!

    Kelly

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  6. This turned out GREAT. Good Job!

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  7. Stop by my blog: http://bestpartofbelieveis.blogspot.com/
    I awarded you the stylish blogger award :)

    ~ Nikki

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  8. love your blog!! love your style.. think I'm going to have to stay awhile .. wait that rhymes! hey I reall do love your style.. and now I'm off to look at more of your eye candy

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  9. The colour you used is fabulous, I definitely need some of it in my house!

    The staining effect is wonderful, really gives it some character.

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  10. Love the transformation! I love the color as well....almost like my legs on my pallet sofa table.....if you want to so it you can here My simple home life D.I.Y Pallet table

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  11. Love, love, love how it turned out!!

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  12. SO worth the effort! I love it!

    Kim
    www.kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com

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