Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Found Shelf
 Way back in October we were working out in the yard and came across this dirty, nasty shelf hanging out in an old storage shed.  It was sitting on it's side collecting a lot more than dust.  We're talking layers and layers of dirt, grime, spiderwebs and even a few spiders hiding in it.  YUK!  I was in love with it.  I could see it's potential. 
So, my husband and brother lugged it out and I tackled it with a power hose and soap.
After a day of scrubbing, then drying we decided on a blue paint of course....Clear Pond by Behr. 
I shared this makeover with my personal FB friends and I'm not sure why I've never shared it on my blog.  Hmmm?  I guess my mind was on Halloween decor at that time. 
 Here it is Before and After.
 Here is the photo I shared with you yesterday when I did a post on my growing owl collection.
 Since it sits right by a window, all my pictures of it tend to turn out really bright.  So, I thought I'd do some close up shots of the finish.  Very chippy, rustic and just plain shabby chic. I love it!
 Here is a close up shot of the very pale blue color.  Again, Clear Pond by Behr.
 I think the top still has a layer of embedded dirt on it that just couldn't be scrubbed away.  Makes it look nice and rustic.
Sorry for how bright it is, but this is the best shot I could get of it!  It's in the back corner of our living room, yet it's the first thing you see if you come in our side entrance.  It's absolutely our style and I can't tell you how many compliments we've had on it.  It's probably one of my favorite things in our home. 


  1. What a great piece and you did a great job maintaining the worn chippy look and cleaning it up so well. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind comment on my first chalkboard.

  2. that Tanya!!! what a find!!! :)

    Bonnie @ uncommon

  3. You didn't a great job with giving it a face lift but keeping that worn look. I love it!

  4. this is amazing - what a great find!!!! (it's taken me awhile to get back into blogging & blog reading, so i'm here catching up!)