Monday, May 17, 2010

Easy Fixes with DYNAMITE OUTCOMES!

Mrs. Rooster here again . . . . to get you caught up to date on craft projects in my world, I have been nesting at my office and redoing my office space. I went treasure hunting again and I picked up a superb purchase. I really wanted a shelf with hooks so I could come into my office hang my purse, keys, and jacket. I had found several cute shelves at HL and Wal-mart but they were not in my budget (my very tight, tight, tight budget $$$). As I was browsing through our local Goodwill I came across a sad and broken shelf. It was hideous. However it fit the profile for shape and style for the shelf I was wanting. This wonderful piece of treasure was purchased at the low price of $4.99! I was on cloud nine!

I took off the wooden spindle's, took the door off of the front that was held in on with hinges. The hearts are cute but not the style in my shabby chic office, so they had to go. The decorative heart piece was screwed in so with a few twist and turns of screwdriver this show piece was ready to be prepped for paint. You know I had to paint it...it is a NO for the office in that baby puke green...YAK!

I picked up a can of black spray paint - $3.49, and a box of two wooden spindle's $2.34. I went home and glued the spindle's in with Gorilla Glue. (side note - if you don't have Gorilla Glue, invest in some - it is must have in the world of crafts and refinishing things) I applied a little wood filler to the rough spots and screw holes and let dry. The next morning I sanded everything down with a piece of fine grit sandpaper to a smooth finish. This only took like 15 minutes. I whipped out my can of black spray paint and went to town!

For less than $11 I got the exact shelf I was looking for at 1/3 the cost of retailers. This project was super easy, really fun and best of all it didn't break the bank! Happy treasure hunting!

9 comments:

Warm n Wonderful said...

I love the outcome of this piece. Great shelf.
Mary

Kari said...

That is so cute! Great Change!

MRS ROOSTER said...

I just keep thinking of all the money I was able to save. It can't help but make you smile! LOL

Stephanie Lynn said...

Hi Haley! I need to get you in contact with Appleseed Gifts to claim your prize.. I just got an email from her today that it needs to be claimed by Thursday...please contact me as soon as you can. Thanks Stephanie Lynn

Meg said...

Wow, you saw such potential! It turned out great!

care-in said...

Great job! I see a lot of these wooden shelves with hearts at the thrift store and i just knew they had potential but I didn't know what to do with them.

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

Great transformation!

Thanks for linking up with What are little boys made of?

Fawnda said...

I cannot believe that is the same shelf... it looks AMAZING! Great job! :)

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

Nice project. I would love it if you would link this up in Modern Craftswoman Monday. Very well done. Rory

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