Every once in a while I see wall shelf units at the thrift stores that really need a makeover. Years ago I had these in various shapes and sizes all over my house holding my salt & pepper collection.
When I realized that I wasn’t even seeing them anymore except to dust (ugh!) the S&P’s were sold off, and I donated all the shelves to local thrift stores.
A few weeks ago I showed you these two $1 shelves in my Finds of the Week. These could very well be two shelves that were in my house all those years ago. lol.
That wouldn’t surprise me one bit.
But in my defense times change, and now I thought they’d be perfect for holding some of the little things that I have in my etsy shop until they were sold.
The shelf makeover was very easy. I gave them two light coats of a lovely white paint and primer combo.
It was a rather cold day when I did this in my portable garage, but I couldn’t wait. After being outside for two hours they still weren’t completely dry. I had to bring them in and hang them up so they’d finish drying inside.
Once they dried I gave them a good sanding with a sanding block to give them a bit of a weathered white-washed look. I could have just put them outside for a week, but I couldn’t wait for that either.
Feeling impatient much? Well, yes now that you mention it. lol.
When I saw the shelves on my craft room wall I changed my mind (something I never do… hahaha) and decided they were perfect to hold my vintage silver and brass goblet collection, which has been stored a little here and a little there.
It’s nice to see them all in one place.
At this time of year my craft room switches identities like some messed up super hero. All the regular crafting stuff gets put in boxes and stored away, still within reach but out of sight… and out come all the things I need for the making of wind chimes, garden plate flowers, and teacup bird feeders… and hopefully a few new ideas for items that I have up my sleeve… all for my Spoonfuls of Whimsy etsy shop.
The shelves also hold some of my silver cream and sugar sets, and a few smalls.
I haven’t decided the fate of any of them yet. Right now I’m just enjoying looking at them in my craft room. They’re all at varying stages of patina, but all are lovely. I found most of the goblets last summer at garage sales.
I’m sooo looking forward to garage sale season this year. It’s so much fun! I know some of you are already enjoying it. Lucky you!
But for that I have no choice but to wait. It doesn’t really start around here until May.
Feeling patient much? Well no, now that you mention it. lol.
Thanks so much for reading!