If you are getting antsy in your pantsy for spring, when garage sales begin, and you can start on that long to-do list for your home. Don’t wait. Get it going now. If you are like us, there are a million little things around the house that you can start fixing up.
Last weekend, we took this old bathroom shelf that we bought at a garage sale for $.25 and gave it a fresh coat of paint and a new background. The project took only a day and was completed with only things we found around the house.
1. First take the shelf apart.
2. Clean it thoroughly.
3. Then, cover the backboard with cloth or paper you find around the house. For a bigger shelf, we donâ€™t recommend taking it apart. It is too hard to get back together. Just leave it together and measure and cut the background paper to fit.
4. Use a spray adhesive to glue the backing on. If you donâ€™t have spray adhesive, get some. It is invaluable for those times when you need to make sure that what you are gluing lies flat with no bubbles.
5. If your shelf is apart put it back together.
6. Tape the backing with painterâ€™s tape and then put plastic over it to protect it. You can use plastic grocery bags.
7. Use whatever paint you have around the house to paint the shelf. If it has a smooth finish rough it up with some sandpaper before you paint. If you have primer, awesome, use it. But we were committed to spending no money on this project, so we just painted several coats.
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