My parents have an amazing amount of
crap, er…treasures in their basement. While hunting down there the other day, I came across this:
Nice and dusty, right? I remember it hanging in my grandparent’s house growing up (apparently my grandma inherited it from her mom or grandma). I looked it over and decided it might not look so bad in a different color. In fact, it might look cute in my room! So, I sanded it down, sprayed it with primer, and then spray painted it white (I have never spray painted a thing). Needless to say, dark spots in the wood showed through and I thought I had ruined the shelf. I attempted to sand it down and spray it one more time, and it worked!
I decided to hang it in the corner of my bedroom, but that is when I learned that antique shelfs do not have the things on the back to hang them. So it sat in my room for a while. I eventually came up with a “solution” that you can’t see from far away, but up close it doesn’t look the best.
Here is the finished product:
I like that it is kind of girly
I just put things on the shelf that I already had. The only new thing I purchased was this frame:
Notice my ghetto hook solution to hang the shelf…
The heart frame has a picture of HJ’s footprints from the day he was born (make my heart melt!).
Anyone have a better solution to hang the shelf?
30 to 30 update…Keep Smiling!
Day 1: Treated myself to Starbuck’s, and then treated the car behind me!
Day 2: Made dinner for a friend
Day 3: Started a book
Day 4: Attempted to make cookies, ate cookie dough.
Day 5: Night out
Day 6: Enjoyed the sun
Day 7: Received super cute fabric in the mail for my next project:
It just looks happy!
Day 8: HJ had a sick day (no, this isn’t what made me smile). See his angry face…
Right before bed time, he was feeling a bit better, so we went outside and…
Caught a bug!!! (EEKS, I HATE bugs!!! But, HJ loves them, so I pretend to love them too…ah, the joys of parenting!)
Look how happy it made him…
Love that little smile!!