Wednesday, March 7, 2012

New Life to an Old Shelf

Over the weekend, I went thrifting with my awesome Aunt Jen. We checked out DI and Saver's (another local thrift store). Normally, I don't find anything at Saver's. I find that in most cases, they are way over priced! This time was a different story.

I was pretty excited to find this ugly, crafty painted shelf. (I'm pretty sure it's not even described as a shelf but I don't know what else to call it :)). I knew EXACTLY what I was going to do with it. AND I. WAS. STOKED.

Priced at only $4.99, this baby was going home with me. I loved the bead board backing and loved that it had a place for hooks...those wooden dowels were about to be thrown in the trash. 

Take a closer look at those beautifully placed blue dots. Just gorgeous!!! :) 

So with some spray paint and lovely new hooks in hand, I was ready to go! 

Are you ready for the finished product?! Da Da Dah!!! 

After I painted it, I just roughed it up on the edges and screwed in the new hooks. I'm absolutely in love with how it turned out. This will now be home to keep-mail, keys and hubby's toys (i.e. wallet, pocket knife and watch). 

I'm even more in love with how cheap it was. 

Shelf- $4.99
Paint- $0.96
Hooks- $5.00

TOTAL- $11.00 and one Happy Heather :) 


  1. CUTE! where are you going to put it?

  2. Dang it. How do you make everything look so good? I have no sense of vision. Lol.

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    1. It turned out absolutely beautiful, Heather! I like the rustic finish! What a fun wall storage!!! You can hang dog leashes on it too! :) Now I want one near my back door ha ha ha! I am glad you had fun shopping with me and fixing it up! I cannot wait to have you decorate my family room downstairs!

      I deleted my last comment because of spelling and grammar errors!

  4. Love your "new" shelf organizer-following you from TDC-stop by for a visit!