So, I teased before about the free corner shelf that I found when I was out yardsale shopping. This is what it looked like the last time you saw it.
In order to keep it a free project, I had to use what I had in my supplies already. Fortunately, I won a quart of Annie Sloan Chalk paint at the Haven Conference. And, I also got a new Purdy brush in my swag bag at Haven too!
Chalk paint is great because you do not have to prime, so I was able to just get to work painting the shelf. I did give it a quick sand just to make sure it was smooth and it had some grit to it for the paint to adhere. I did my first coat with the brush, but unfortunately it had too many streaks for my liking.
Since it was all flat surfaces, I decided to use a little 4″ foam roller for my second coat. It looked much better, and it was a faster process. Bob ended up helping me out and he put a line of caulk down the back corner where the two upright boards met. It helped it look more complete. Then, I just shopped the house for items to put on the shelves, and this is the current look.
Puddy seems to think that anytime I get out the camera that he needs to be in the picture! I do think he makes them look cuter though, and since the blog is named after him it only seems right to include him!! I used random pictures that we had in other places in the house and also some that had been stored in the closet. The bottom “picture” is just another piece of scrapbook paper in a frame. The only new item is the clock on the wall, and I did have that I just hadn’t found a spot for it in the basement until we rearranged for the corner shelf. The Fall picture on the wall was taken by one of Bob’s co-workers, so he gets artistic credit for that one. It used to hang in our hallway upstairs, but after trying a few other pictures in that spot, Bob thought of that picture and said it would look better…and he was right! I used some real pumpkins and some fake ones to complete the look for Fall.
Anyone else score some curbside freebies lately? What did you do to give them a new life?