I've shown this little shelf in my kitchen many times here on JOAC (pronounced Jo-ack :)) it holds some knick knacks and our partially finished family rules.
I found it at goodwill for 5 dollars already painted and with hardware attached. It served it's purpose but now I am tired of it and don't really like that style anymore. And I thought that the space wasn't being used to it's full potential. Enter Ikea and their inexpensive shelves. I bought 3 untreated shelves for 6.99 each and 6 brackets for 50 cents each! I painted and primed the shelves white.
Here's what I have done so far...
I love that my cookbooks are out of the cabinet and on display. Maybe I will use them more :)
Only have to hang the last shelf, I just ran out of anchors and screws. I didn't like that the screws stood out against the white brackets so I painted them.
Our family rules also got a makeover and a new home. I changed the apple green background to what else but aqua!
And I think it's perfect above the time out chairs :)
My other project, that is also incomplete, is in need of some inspiration. I finally made it to the barn show this past Sunday and saw lots that I loved but was out of my $30 budget until I hit the flea section. All the proceeds went to charity and the items were priced to sell. I found a small metal desk for 10 dollars! I have been looking for a smallish desk to put in my bedroom for my husband to use as a nightstand and laptop desk. Right now he sits on the bed if he wants to use his computer. He also sells items on ebay so it would be nice to be able to organize all his stuff neatly inside a desk.
I totally spaced and forgot to take a real before picture but here are a couple mid priming.
The desk was this tomato/coral color and the drawer was gray.
Not bad just not the colors I'm going for in my room. So far I have decided on gloss white but I really want to do something unique and fun. Maybe paint the drawer a fun color with or without a design or maybe a design on the top????
Should I do my usual aqua or yellow? Our bedroom isn't decorated at all but I figure this desk could be a jumping off point. I want our room to be serene. We have a white duvet that I plan on keeping but the wall and furniture are a blank slate.
I'd really appreciate any ideas you guys have. I thought of doing something like this...
but I think my husband would veto it in a heartbeat! It would be a no brainer if the desk was for me!!! :)