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Monday, September 10, 2012

Shelving Rehab

Look at this ugly corner shelving unit I grabbed in Indiana over the summer.

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I paid money for it and hauled it back to Columbus. Moved it around a few times and finally decided I needed to make this look better.  I was tired of looking at it.

For starters, I ripped the lovely fabric off.  That alone did wonders.

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But as usual, paint is what transforms a piece.  I debated about color for some time.  My original thought was a distressed black finish.  Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, Duck Egg, was a little softer, so I decided to go for it.

My plan was to use this corner shelf as a display unit.  But when I completed the piece, I knew I had to sell it.  It turned out better than I expected!

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I painted both the top and bottom of each shelf.  The backside of the shelving is painted black (the part that faces the wall).

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Very light distressing on the edges, gives it a more up-to-date vibe.

Ahh, the power of paint!

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This is a darling piece that’s available at Simply Vague-Tuttle Mall.

Thanks for popping in.  Have a great Monday!


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