In my last post, I began a fun adventure to show you what I would do with this curbside haul. My journey began with the antique pie crust table and today I’m tackling that 80’s hunting scene shelf. My goal is to show you how to take something that may not fit your decor and make it new. Join me as I transform that shelf into cottage style home decor.
Now, let me just say that I love dogs and animals, but this blast from the past with wallpaper border as art just isn’t my thing. I had some of you ask to save it for you, but that wasn’t possible to get out without tearing it up.
Onward we go! Since I removed that artwork, I needed to replace the back. However, before I did that I wanted to brighten up the entire project. First, I filled in all the holes with wood filler and then sanded with my sander. Then, I used the Flat White on the shelf itself. Meanwhile, I cut a piece of beadboard and painted it with the Vintage Teal.
Before I attached the beadboard backing, I gave it a whitewash of paint using my paint brush.
Then, while the paint was still wet, I use my Faux Wood Graining Tool to create the wood effect.
You can see how I did it on this Winne the Pooh play table in this post or in the video below.
Last, time to assemble the shelf. Assembly is easy with my nailer. Just tack it on and we’re done.
From woodsy 1980’s to cottage style home decor…yay!
The new color is a much needed refresh. Adding the bead board gave it texture, but my favorite is the faux wood. That really makes it pop, don’t you think?
My second #trashure makeover is done and now available in my shop along with other goodies for you. (SOLD)
Do pin and share this example of how to create your own cottage style home decor. There are many looking for inspiration on how to makeover their dated decor too.
Up next, my #trashure curbside haul makeovers will continue with the chest of drawers my husband thought I should have left there. tsk. I’ll show him. tee hee. Take a peek HERE.
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Judy Burnside says
Larissa, I love the new look of the shelf – it went from hunter-man-cave family room to cheerful summer cottage! Thanks for continuing to inspire me. Have a blessed week and Happy Mother’s Day!
Yay! You got what I was after, Judy. Thanks and Happy Mother’s Day to you too!
Amy Knickerbocker says
Larissa — Just curious, how do you know when to paint with actual paint and when to spray paint. I have gone back and forth as well but was not sure if there was a rule of thumb you used to guide yourself.
Mostly for ease in most instances. This wouldn’t have been so fun to paint with a brush. But often its if I want to avoid strokes too.
Patty Soriano says
Wow! LOVE that pop of color! What a complete change! you know….I don’t know why but I didn’t think spray paint was for wood. Weird, huh? This looks wonderful, Larissa. As always, what you touch turns beautiful! Have a blessed Mother’s Day!
Woot! I’m so glad you like my color scheme, Patty. Thank you! Right back at ya. Happy Mother’s Day!
Very fresh and cute now! I really like your “wood”graining vs. just whitewashing!
I really like Christy of Confessions’ “working through a haul” series, so I’m excited to see you doing it too! There’s something motivational about seeing someone else FINISH something. Maybe I should start blogging my projects so I finish more too, haha! I can’t wait to see your next project!
You are too funny. Yes, I’ve been doing haul makeovers for all my years, but this one is the biggest by far. haha! Christy is a good friend of mine and does amazing work.
What an amazing difference! It looks so fresh, and I love the faux wood grain. Happy Mothers’ Day!
Yay! Thank you so much. 😀
Cheryl Atkinson says
Larissa, another winner! Everyone is using the wood grain tool these days. Maybe I will try it when i come across something to try it on. You did a wonderful job with yours. I was going to order your nail gun but i have a question, maybe 2. Is your battery operated? The link takes me to one that doesn’t come with a battery. I do not want one that you have to use air. Drop me a line.
Thanks! They sure are fun to have tools. This nailer is battery-operated and the link has it as just the tool, but you can get a battery and charger separately. I have a pneumatic one too and this Ryobi one is far better, and easier to use.
What a beautiful new look! Of course, I love the color you used and the graining tool made the bead board awesome!!
A treat to hear, Kaycee. Thank you for that. It makes it not only fun to keep this kind thing out of the trash, but also share my passion with others.
You know I just love that blue you painted it. And while the dogs were cute blue is better in this case!
Blue lovers unite! 😀
Kimberly Taylor says
Hi Larissa! Beautiful! This is so cute and fresh! Great work, as always. Happy Mother’s Day to you! 🙂
Hi Kimberly! Thank you so much. Happy Mother’s Day to you too!
Sue Pagels says
I love the beadboard and love that paint – it’s my favorite go to! Plus the color is fantastic too!
Smart gal you are. Woot! 😀