Some updating needed, some time and effort and no 'new' costs. Baskets were collected from other places in the house. Used supplies on hand.
Before - fence board laying on top of the shelf.
The shelf update today is a small part of my next post, inspired by Donna of Funky Junk Interiors Heap of Change Thursday challenge. I took one item and made it more useful for the space I chose for my challenge. Check Donna's post for details.
The shelf was once mounted on a wall in my Dad's office, then moved to a floor shelf in the corner of his bedroom, filled with books. I moved (with help) my Dad to an assisted living suite in December (and he has settled in and beginning to enjoy the social activities) and when I packed/moved/now storing the books he wasn't taking to his new suite I moved the shelf to my house.
Picture here is the area where the shelf is hidden /buried (see turquoise arrow), under boxes of paper and 'stuff' from Dad's that I still need to sort.
This picture is a peek at the topic of at my next post Heap of Change 1 (Thursday 7 am).
I needed a piece of wood to make a top for the shelf. Last week I took apart a section of an old fence. One piece of cedar looked ok and was long enough. It needed some scraping, some drying time, some cutting (thank you to DH), some sanding, definitely some paint.
The base shelf from my Dad's condo had a water/mould stain on one end (which matched the one one the drywall in the condo when the shelf was moved. Another repair to make at the condo.
Cleaned with windex and scrubbed with a cloth, rinsed, dried and hours later gave the area a coat of White Shellac. Used a discardable foam brush. Wiped down the entire shelf with a damp cloth. Dried.
Painted with 2 coats of ASCP Old White (dried in between coats). Waited a few hours and applied Annie Sloan Soft Wax, polished the next day.
DH cut the fence board to length, I sanded so it was 'smooth enough', painted/waxed.
Polished, attached top.
Before and After
Check my next post (Thursday) to see where this fits in with
Donna's Heap of Change Challenge.
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