Hey there all. I’m pretty excited about this project. Maybe proud is the word. Yes. I will admit it. I am proud. Why? Because I scored a major thrift store deal. Who doesn’t love one of those!?! I wanted to put floating shelves in the corner above the twin’s play table, but floating shelves can get quite expensive. I was waiting to catch a good sale somewhere, when I stumbled across the perfect shelves during one of my “I haven’t used spray paint in a while, let’s see if I can’t find something to fix up” thrift store trips. I bought a set of two small white shelves ($3.99), one long dark shelf ($2.99), and a sad gold frame ($3.99). Yep, everything I needed to decorate this corner for 11 bucks! Well, more like $15; I bought green paint.
I knew the dark shelf wouldn’t match, but here is where the power of paint comes in. Seriously. If you find a bunch of frames (or shelves) that don’t match, just paint them! I sanded down the dark shelf, and added 2 coats of green paint. I actually used a paint sample from the Home Depot. I’m in love with this shade of green and will probably use it on other projects around the house.
I also painted the frame. I popped out the watercolor painting, and added 2 thin coats of green paint to the frame as well. I’m sure I will put something inside the frame at some point, but for now I kind of like it empty.
Right now craft time with the twins is pretty limited: coloring and play dough. I wanted to have our supplies visible and handy, but still out of reach from the twins. That’s why these shelves are perfect. Crayons and homemade play dough go in jars – I think it looks nicer that way. We also keep our coloring notebook on the shelf, but I think I’m going to be using a big roll of white paper pretty soon. Sir. R. just gets so excited, and one piece of paper isn’t big enough!
So that’s it – my $11 thrift store find. Do you have any thrift store finds that you are proud of? I’d love to hear about it!
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