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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Grandaddy's Shelf Made New

My mom brought this old shelf to me this summer.  My Grandfather built it a long time ago and I wanted to save it.

I hammered out the brackets.

It was in really good shape except for one of the brackets was broken.

I felt a little inspiration from Sarah over at The Yellow Cape Cod. She has this great shelf display. 
And I wanted something similar for this blank wall in my master.

So I got started.  LOTS of pics...I wanted to document my adventure!  Most are self explanatory.


Broke my sander (curses) I hate that thing!  Still useable uggh!

One coat

Two coats!

Ahh...Break from painting into nature!

Knock Out Roses.  These are sooo easy to grow.

K back to husb came home from work and I wanted to use the "big" tools but he wouldn't let me - thought I'd cut off a limb or something.  So I let allowed him to cut this for me. (dang him and his cutting off limb rules!)

I was allowed to use the scroll doesn't cut so fast!

Here are my 4 brackets.

I drew a "design" if you want to call it that.

Cut the design and sanded down the edges.

Drilled some pilot holes into the shelf and back brace.

Screwed it all together.

Used the nail gun to nail brackets!

Wood filled and caulked all the holes and seams.

Painted w/ same creamy white as bedroom.

Yeay! in my bedroom!

Added the black hooks from Home Depot.

Looks pretty close don't you think?  My boys would not ever read any chalk board messages to them, so I opted out of that! LOL.

Love her organization!

OH...since I was given permission to use the nail gun, I decided to nail in the broken shelf of our dresser.

 I know a lot of pics but I am proud of how it turned out!


  1. Wow! This is fabulous! What a great tutorial for a great project! I love that the shelf has meaning to you. The photos are wonderful and the shelf is beautiful. Thanks for giving me a shout out and for sharing your project!

  2. Paige, I found you via Yellow Cape Cod and am I glad I did! You're handy, girl! I'm envious of that. Can't wait to see what else you do. I'm your newest follower (#12).

  3. Beautiful shelf! Like the repaired dresser too! Thank you for linking to Handy Man, Crafty Woman's Wicked Awesome Wednesday!