I can hardly believe it’s nearly the end of February already. Can you? The end of the month also brings the Thrift Store Decor Challenge, where a bunch of other bloggers get together to share an upcycle of a thrifted item. For my project, I completed an Upcycled Bookshelf for my youngest daughter’s room, complete with a space for all her little
junk items treasures.
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
Meet the Hosts
Amanda | The Kolb Corner Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles Kim | Made in a Day
Dru | Polka Dot Poplars Erlene | My Pinterventures Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek Pili | Sweet Things
Shirley | Intelligent Domestications Debra | Shoppe No. 5 Marie | DIY Adulation
Chelsea | The Johnsons Plus Dog Jes | My DIY Envy Lindsay | Crazy Organized
Molly | Just a Little Creativity Ashley | 3 Little Greenwoods Kimm | Reinvented Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Jeannee | Shepherds and Chardonnay Sue | A Purdy Little House Sara | Twelve on Main
Claire | Pillar Box Blue Chelc | Inside the Fox Den Kim | Farmhouse Made Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled
Sherry | Savvy Apron Jennifer and Vicki | 2 Bees in a Pod Lora | Craftivity Designs
Megan | C’Mon Get Crafty Denise | My Thrifty House Toni | Small Home Soul
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I started off with some simple wire spice rack shelves that you would normally see on the back of a pantry door or something like that.
I picked up both racks for $5.00. Woo hoo!
I’m going to be transforming my youngest daughter’s room next month, and one of the accent colours is going to be teal, so I chose this fun spray paint in a gloss finish. Here are the shelves all spray painted and pretty.
I knew I wanted to have the shelves attached to some sort of larger base, and I had this piece of plywood left over from another project. So, I combined it with some pretty wallpaper to give the shelves a solid backing they could be attached to.
Here is the board all wallpapered. This wallpaper is really pretty and this picture does NOT do it justice. It is shimmery in the right light and I love the trellis pattern.
I attached the wire shelves to the board.
Here is the whole board with the shelves attached. I still felt like something was missing though.
I found some scrap wood I had from another previous project and I made a simple frame for the board. I painted the pieces white, and then tacked them in place using a nail gun.
Here is the finished shelf.
The shelf got all loaded up with all her favourite books and knick knacks. I absolutely love that her favourite writer is Roald Dahl, which was also mine when I was little… about a hundred years ago my kids would say…lol.
The smaller shelves on top were perfect for her tiny items, and when she’s older, she can use them for nail polish and things.
I love how it turned out and how it kind of looks like a door. Totally unintentional. One of the best parts of this craft is that it can be customized using whatever colour sheme you want. I will most likely hang this on a wall somewhere in her room in the future, but for now, it’s fine right where it is.
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See you next time my friends,
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