Sunday, January 11, 2015

Tutorial - Update and Paint ASCP

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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  1. love the shelf and the baskets - I have a bookcase that needs updating too.

  2. It just goes to show you don't have to spend a fortune to get organized, update and use what you have! It looks great

  3. Looks great! So clean and organized :) I have a few spots that need a "heap of change" here too!

  4. Wow Joy, that looks great! I'm hoping your dad isn't too upset by his move, I can remember when we put my grandparents in assisted living... they hated it and fought it tooth and nail!


  5. I love the addition of baskets to shelves. Gives them needed texture I think.

  6. I love the white shelves and the wicker baskets. A beautiful makeover.. Thanks for sharing, have a happy Monday!

  7. A good way to repurpose the shelving and I like it done in white with the baskets.
    Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday Joy.

  8. I love how neat and clean it looks!

  9. Hi Joy,

    What a difference!

    Happy Blue Monday!

  10. Joy - What a great redo! Lots of great storage!


  11. Well you did a mightly good job on redo or updo. Can never have enough storage and I don't worry cause I will never have enough storage. The baskets look great and also make great hiding places. I so have to start getting organized!

  12. Great job Joy! Love the after

  13. Hi! Just found your blog through Stephanie's Roses of Inspiration linky!
    You did an amazing job transforming the shelving and I love how it looks with the baskets and decor!
    Hope to follow your projects in the future!

  14. The shelf came out great! Everything has a new purpose, right?!

  15. Love the baskets. Showed my daughter and she is sold! We will be on the hunt for some now. Great job!

  16. Wow, what a beautiful transformation! I think I would have "given up" before I even started, but you made the shelves look brand new :) Wonderful job, Joy.

    Thank you so much for sharing at Roses of Inspiration. It's a blessing to have you link up.

  17. It looks great!

    I love baskets as well...use them all over the house for storage :)

  18. Thanks for joining us at Project Inspire{d}!
    I’m excited to be featuring your Great Idea this week at our weekend wrap up. Please be sure to grab a button or link back!
    I can’t wait to see what you bring to next week’s party! :)

  19. Really looks like a bran new piece Joy. Really looks nice and a great functional addition to your home. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  20. I'm catching up on your heaps of change posts-- your project looks encouraging for me!
    I like a good use of old wood and fresh coat if paint!


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