So, in an effort to help clear the garage a little bit, I put together a little shelf today.
I had a french style headboard a little while back that I had picked up off the side of the road. A great friend of mine had this little beauty. It just so happens that said friend loves french style items, and this junker loves rustic items. So, what to do? Trade headboards, of course. Ahh, isn't she a rustic beauty:
I had a couple of iron shelf brackets that I had picked up at a garage sale a while back. So, I then pilfered through the wood pile in the garage to find my "shelf".
I settled on a piece of brown crackled shelf and cut it to size using the circular saw. I used dark walnut to stain the bottom of the shelf and to touch up the sides and edges where the wood was fresh due to my cuts. I wasn't loving it though. The brown just wasn't meshing, so I dry brushed some white paint over the brown crackle paint. Much better!
I put it all together, cleaned it up, and waxed it all using a clear wax. The chippy paint on this piece makes my heart sing.
I love, love, love this one. I must part with it though. As the rule in the house goes: if I don't have a home for it; it must go. So, this little baby is now for sale.
Here's my two favorite guys hanging out while we took a break! These two have my heart.
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