Friday, August 20, 2010

$4 Shelve

Near my home there is this great American Cancer Society Thrift Store.  They have tons of great things, and the store isn't over crowded so you can really see the items they have for sale.  Plus they have great sales from time to time.

I stopped by one afternoon last week to take a quick check to see if any new treasures had come in.  I saw this great shelve leaning against the wall.  It had great bones plus it was only $4, SOLD!!





The shelve was in great shape structurally, it was white with a crackle finish on the top exposing gold.  Gold is not really a favorite color mine and the piece had some scratches in it which I knew a new coat of paint would fix.

I pulled out my trusty Restoration Hardware Blue Sage and gave it a new coat of paint.
  
Once I finished I felt that it needed something to finish off the piece, it was looking too plain. I went to Lowes and picked up a wood applique and using a little Gorilla Glue I glued it to the front of the piece.  I applied a little silver Rub n' Buff to the wood piece to give it some dimension.






Now I have a brand new shelve for my home.   The total cost of the project was under $10.

***Parties that I have linked up to. Please stop by and look at some of the other amazing projects at each party!***

Between Naps on the Porch
Making The World Cuter
Cottage Instincts

29 comments:

  1. What a pretty THRIFTY piece...come by and show her off at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY. Hop over and enter my GIVEAWAY…I think you will like it!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  2. Linda ~ I can't wait for Tuesday! See you then!

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  3. LOVE what you did, Laura! It turned out wonderful! What an adorable little shelf you have now! :)

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  4. Such a cute piece for such a great price. Stop by my blog sometime!

    kristy
    www.illgetyoumypretties.blogspot.com

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  5. Well there you go! Great work! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

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  6. I found a new favorite color of paint, Restoration Hardware blue sage. Great job on the shelf, the applique really makes the project complete.

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  7. I love the colors & everything you did to update this piece. Great job!

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  8. Happy to see you here at NTT:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  9. Hey there I'm visiting from Trendy Treehouse Creative Share! Your shelf came out cute! I love thrift store finds!!!

    http://bluejeans-andpearls.blogspot.com/

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  10. OMG, I LOVE that!!! Just the perfect touch of embellishment, seriously gorgeous! Thanks so much for linking up to gettin' crafty on hump day! :)

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  11. Adding that little detail was just the perfect POP! Great job!!

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  12. Looks like you turned a good piece into a great piece!! I love the scroll detail and the color.:o)
    Fondly,
    Ann
    @
    The Tattered Tassel

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  13. love the classy look and what a deal you found wow

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  14. I love this piece as well.. you're just so creative!!
    Hugs,
    Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor

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  15. Great find! I love what you did with it...the applique finished it off perfectly.

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  16. Oh, it turned out so great! I love the color and the decal is a wonderful touch. Great job!

    I'm having a Target giveaway and a link party on my blog. I'd love it if you joined! alittleknickknack.blogspot.com

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  17. Oh, LOVE this too!! I love Restoration Hardware paint colors!!
    Lisa

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  18. Bravo, it looks so pretty:))
    Greetings from Europe, Biljana

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  19. I wanted to let you know about Atticmag's new linky party - Giveaway Friday! It's a convenient place for bloggers to link their giveaways each week. We've kicked it off with a fantastic giveaway of our own. Five lucky winners will win material to do a backsplash in their homes. Hope to see you there!

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  20. Yay for thrift shops! Gorgeous shelf makeover.

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  21. What a fabulous shelf! I love what a coat of paint can do for a thrift store find! Good Job!

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  22. You have a good eye for treasures! You definitely made this shelf happy and I love the applique~it gave it that architectural detail it needed!

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  23. Honestly, I bow to your creative talent! Impressive! I love your color choices, and want to run out and find a shelf more me! Thanks for the share!
    I stopped by through Tatertots & Jello weekend wrap-up

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  24. So cute! It was cute before and even cuter after!!!

    Thanks for linking up to Show and Tell Saturday!!

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  25. Great find and great transformation

    Caroline
    http://ateliercaroline.blogspot.com

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  26. We are so glad you joined us for Anything Related! Come back tomorrow for another great party!

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  27. What a GREAT change! Did the crackle paint show through at all? The texture of it? Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

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