Sometimes we inherit a piece of furniture or accessory that kinda doesn’t fit our taste or flavor. For me, I like the idea of changing vintage to work for you. I love the pieces that I have, and I want to keep them, but still fit my motif.
That is what is SO great about paint! Paint is my best friend lately. It is fun to change up and turn something into what fits in your own space. Woo!
I am REALLY lucky in the fact that I own quite a few pieces of furniture that were my grandparents. This shelf is one of those pieces:
As a child, I remember Grandma’s china, tea sets, and odds & ends sitting on this shelf in her dining room. Then later in life, it hung in my Mom’s home holding tea sets, and beautiful plates. I, on the other hand decided to hang it in our bedroom. I have been trying to refresh the colors in our home to lighter and brighter tones. So that meant this shelf needed some refreshing as well.
I went to Home Depot to look for some paint and ended up at the “Ooops Table” I found a can of Glidden flat whitish/creamish color for $1!! I painted just about everything: Bookcases, my kitchen shelves, a lamp, a clock, and anything I could. I mean for $1, how could I go wrong? By the time I got around to painting this shelf, I had barely enough left to cover it. But, it was just the right amount I wanted and needed.
With a dry brush and scraping the whole can of paint, I came up with this look. Prefect for some of our sand and shell collection, rather than china or tea sets. The sand and shells go along with the rest of the motif in our home.
I LOVE how you can still see the wood grain through the paint. I also sanded the edges for a worn, vintage look.
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