Distressed Finish Shelf

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Project by cgrooms posted 01-08-2013 02:33 PM 1668 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a distressed finish shelf that I recently finished. My wife and I were shopping at a country decor store and found a shelf we really liked but we didn’t like the price ($150) I told her i could build it for significantly cheaper. So i took a picture of it and got the dimensions and then started building it. The 4th picture shows the original shelf at the store.

I was able to find enough scrap pine around the shop to build it. And we had the paint leftover from painting around the house. All i had to buy was the hardware to hang it and the dowel for the rods.

I originally built it without the dowel rods (3rd picture) but we decided it was a little plain looking so I added them.

For the distressed finish I did a coat of primer, then two coats of a dark brown paint, and then one coat of the lighter colored paint on top. Then my wife and I sanded through the top coat in spots to reveal the dark paint underneath

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#1 posted 01-08-2013 03:40 PM

I like this,a cool design and good build.


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#2 posted 01-08-2013 05:12 PM

Very Nice.

-- Chris K

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#3 posted 01-08-2013 08:48 PM

That is absolutely stunning piece!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#4 posted 01-09-2013 02:08 PM

Amazing job! Way more beautiful than the pricey one in the store.


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#5 posted 01-10-2013 03:09 PM

Thanks guys for the nice comments.

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