Saturday, 15 March 2014

Bathroom Shelf Update

This old shelf was one of the only pieces of furniture I grabbed from my grandma's house after she passed away. For as long as I could remember, it stood beside her bed holding sewing supplies, photos, fake flowers, jars of buttons and who knows what else!

With a few coats of paint, we transformed the dated shelf into a nice addition to our main bathroom! (Sorry, grandma, I know it was 'perfect' just the way it was!)

I have no idea what the material of this is - some sort of plastic? It surely isn't wood, anyway! Regardless, it is a HEAVY sucker!

The legs just screwed into each other, so taking it apart was easy! Spray painting it took a few more coats than I thought. I believe this is two coats in the photo.

After running out of a few cans of spray paint, we decided that it would be best to just use a foam roller and some latex paint. We had some left over from a few projects in the past so we just used that.

We were being super lazy and didn't coat it. The fall was coming and it was getting too cold to paint outside, so we brought it in the bathroom as-is. It could actually use one more coat to touch up quite a few spots where the brown still shows.

After a couple of months, I have noticed some chipping in a few areas. Nothing drastic, but it could definitely use a final coat. It will have to wait for summer to be completely finished....which I hope is just around the corner!

But for now, it does its job in the bathroom just fine!

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