Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Little Shelf That Could Part 1

Shelf found at a very junky shop up country.

Shelf before (front)



Shelf before (back)



Broken areas, damaged, wood missing, rotten areas - WHY did it come home?



Suspect we just felt sorry for the poor little shelf. Needed a LOT of cleaning and repair.



DH cleaned, mended, glued, clamped, tightened, nailed, etc.



He put it back together so that it could be a wall hung shelf again. There was one more thing he wanted to do. 



The bottom had a board that was missing most of the original board.




Next post will have the finishing details - repairing/recreating what would have been the base board under the shelf (DH's project) and painting and stencilling (my project).


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23 comments:

  1. I can see why it came home....its quite charming

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  2. Love it! I would have brought it home too. It will shine with all that loving care.

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  3. You gave it a nice home. Look forward to seeing the complete makeover.

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  4. I love that shelf! I wouldn't know how to fix it but I would have had to have it too!

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  5. Cute! You saw the "potential" for repair. Can't wait to see how it turns out.

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  6. I'm looking forward to seeing this finished product! It looks like you gave it some good TLC and a nice home.

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  7. That shelf will look good sanded down and waxed hanging on a kitchen wall or laundry room just the way it is
    I like it

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  8. Hmmmm, what a treasure. I can just imagine a pottery canister set, in some foreign language. Sigh, yes, worth saving, Sandi

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  9. You've left us hanging. Will be anxious to see your finished project.

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  10. Cannot wait to see the finished look! Great job thus far =)

    Blessings,
    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.com

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  11. Nicely done!!!
    Can't wait to see the completed treasure!
    diane @ thoughts&shots

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  12. A true orphan rescue story. Love its chippiness - can't wait to see its transformation.

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  13. What a fun find! After all that TLC it will be well worth the effort, that shelf has too much character to pass by. Look forward to seeing the final result!

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  14. Joy, your post left me looking forward to Part 2! Thanks for sharing @Vintage Charm!

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  15. Wonderful work ♥ Happy Tuesday ♥

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  16. Quick, I want to know what happened next to the little shelf that could, post Part 2 asap. Thanks for being a part of Mosaic Monday again this week.
    Maggie.

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  17. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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  18. Can't wait for part two of "the little shelf that could." Thank you for sharing at the Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make link party!

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  19. I love it's style. I'm looking forward to part 2 as well! Stopping by from the Saturday Shuffle blog hop. Have a great weekend!

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  20. Love your chippy little shelf, Joy. You're lucky to have a Hubby willing to do repair work. :D Thanks for sharing, Cynthia

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  21. Giving you a feature tomorrow for Let's Talk Vintage! Thanks so much for sharing what went on to bring the little shelf that could, back to life!

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Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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