This piece was a good old fashioned roadside find.  I had been looking for something to the add to the corner of my reading nook and this was perfect.   

So, to get started with the refinish, I took it outside and took all the hardware and doors off.

Then I gave it a good sand. Knowing I wanted to paint and not stain it, I just needed to rough it up enough for the paint to stick. Once I was finished with the sanding, I wiped it down with a rag to get rid of all the sand particles.

I also decided to switch up the hardware color from black to brown to match the rest of the room decor.  This spray paint did just the trick!


My husband also helped me make the shelf a little more sturdy by adding additional nails and securing the existing ones to the back.

Once all the prep work was finished, the painting fun began!

Don’t judge my mismatched outfit…its painting gear! 😉

A couple more coats…


Now it’s looking better than ever!

Posted by:Jackie Hausler of haus2home

Jackie Hausler seeks to inspire creativity in the name of reclaiming, reusing and upcycling. With each project, she walks followers through do-it-yourself projects, shows how to give old items a new chance at life, and teaches ways to be eco-friendly and live a green lifestyle. She believes making your house a home doesn't have to be expensive to be beautiful, and is passionate about accomplishing that while being kind to our earth. Jackie is the founder of the home and lifestyle blog

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