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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Shelf Makeover

Okay, well I've slowing been phasing out my apples and moving to more generic decor. I had this cute little 3 shelf stacker I use in my kitchen for phone books, onions, garlic, potatoes, and other odds and ends. I ordered it many years ago from ABC Distributing. It's been a great little shelf.



The front doors open downward. They are covered with some chicken wire and a ceramic apple. So that's what I started with.



First I took off the front doors, which turned into more of a project than I realized because some of the screws were stripped. Once I got the doors off. I gave the whole thing about 3 coats of Krylon black satin spray paint.



I took the chicken wire and apple off the front of the doors and gave them a few coats of black spray paint as well.



To make new inserts for the doors was the biggest project. I had some foam board that I used for the backing.



Then I got some scrapbook paper, some clear sheets to use to protect the paper (I don't know the exact term for them, but they are used on an overhead projector). I used gorilla glue to adhere it to the inside of each door. I also had some decorative pieces I got at Hobby Lobby to add to the front, which I spray painted black as well.



I let those dry for a few hours and then I put the doors back on. This is how it turned out. I am so pleased with the outcome.





Here is a photo sitting pretty in our kitchen with our charging station on top.



I'm so glad to finally have this project done. The last project I have been putting off is sewing new cushions for my kitchen chairs. We'll see how long it takes me to get to those.

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11 comments:

  1. ADORABLE!!! By far my favorite redo you have done so far. Although I love them all. Great work. Keep it up. I am LOVING your blog.

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  2. Oh, so cute! It's a great change! I'm lovin' the decor in the middle of the doors!

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  3. This turned out FABULOUS! Thank you so much for sharing you crafty genious, you! Your blog rocks!

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  4. oh and another thing--I am in love with the name of your blog!

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  5. I love the new look! It looks great. :)

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  6. What a great transformation! Love the paper!

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  7. Super cute!! And it matches your blog design! haha! :)

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  8. WOW What a great makeover.

    You did good.

    Cheri

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  9. Because you used Gorilla Glue, you can also enter our Gorilla Glue contest. Just click on Special Event Parties.
    Cheri

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  10. I have the exact same shelf. That is a great idea.I think i will try something like that.Thanks for your inspiration. maureen

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