and I discovered the I'm feeling lucky button in Picassa. So it's been a good weekend. I can't believe how much better my photos look after hitting the button,
This photo above is after the Picassa I'm feeling lucky button
this is the before, quite a difference isn't it?
So as always I will show ya how I built it.
I started with this shelf that I made years ago from one piece of molding and a 2x2. I haven't used it in quite awhile because it just wasn't deep enough.
I grabbed two scraps of molding I had and two pieces of bead board.
then glued & nailed it all together. To solve the problem of it not being deep enough the cove base sticks up from the top to give a plate or a picture frame something to keep from sliding off. I mitered all the corners.
Dontcha just love what a little molding can do?
For the finish I stained the whole thing with Minwax stain in the color Jacobean then after that dried I painted it with Annie Sloan's Old White Chalk paint. I heavily distressed (I LOVE how chalk paint distresses) and finished with paste wax.
Even though I want to keep this shelf I am going to try and sell it. I talked with a gal in town who owns a shop and I am going to bring in a few things this week and see what she thinks. I am also working on a few signs, a chair and the blue frame above is getting a chalk board insert to take in as well. Wish me luck.
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