We had a busy weekend. The french doors were installed, I did a mini makeover of my shelves and the hubby got together with a friend to start planning the cabinet renovations for the kitchen!! I am very excited about all three!
But this post is all about the shelves and a little tutorial. Here is a little before picture of the shelves. These were second hand and came with the brown back. It was working for a while but I was ready to change them before we secured the shelves to the wall (for safety).
My friend sent me an example that was similar and I loved the idea. So I did some research on Pinterest of course, for grain sack inspired furniture. And then got to work. The paint I used was American Decor in Everlasting and Amitha Verma Chalk Finish Paint for Furniture in Providential Blue. I ordered them both from Amazon. Love that Prime shipping!! This is the first time I had used chalk paint and I really liked it. I didn’t want the lines to be super crisp so I planned on distressing/sanding them and I heard this was the best paint to achieve that look.
First, I removed the back of the shelves (its just some kind od particle board) and I painted two coats of the Everlasting and sanded it a bit. There is a seam down the middle so I sanded that a bit to make it look distressed.
Once the paint dried I sanded those to give a little distressed look. Not that you can really tell in this picture! I don’t even know what sand paper I used…ooops, it was whatever was left on the sanding thingy from the last project (yup, thingy is a technical term)
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