Sunday, July 27, 2014

Easiest Makeover Ever!

When I saw this shelf, I thought, oh great--spindles. Not my favorite thing to paint.
But I realized the spindles were just screwed together and so it was a cinch to separate them from the shelves. They were also in great condition and I thought--why paint them? I could just paint the shelves and call it a day.
I won some samples of American Paint Company paint from a blog giveaway and one of the colors I had was National Forest. 
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It is a deep green that pairs with the wood tone so well.
I just slapped two coats of paint and then waxed it with the dark wax "glaze" technique. It is Annie Sloan dark wax mixed with paint thinner to give it a glaze like consistency so it is easy to move around on the paint. It gives so much dimension to the paint as it was so flat before I added it.
I normally use it with homemade chalk paint, but with the American Paint Company paint, it also takes the paint off while I rub it in, so I basically get to distress and wax at the same time. It doesn't get any easier than that!
To finish up I just had to screw the spindles back on and I was done. It is officially the easiest makeover ever!


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17 comments:

  1. Looks upside own to me. Turn it the other way and see how it looks. I love your paint job.

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  2. Love that color. Been wanting to get some American Craft paint. Think there' s a dealer in downtown Grand Junction. How lucky to win some of that paint, is that a sample jar?
    What a sweet difference just painting the shelves made, could always sand spindles a bit at some later date and spray paint them, must easier than brush. It's actually kinda cute now. There used to be those shelves all over in some decade or another, who didn't have one? You gave it another life besides making it cute .That American Paint color goes really with wood look. Good save. Happy summer days

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    1. Thank you! Yes, it was a sample jar of 4 ounces of paint. And that 4 ounces goes pretty far. I painted 2 other small tables with it and have some left over.

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  3. I have a shelf almost identical to yours in my bedroom that I have held off on painting because I wasn't sure what to do... I never thought about not painting the spindles, but yours turned out great! When I finally decide, I may just have to leave my spindles as they are also! Thanks for the idea! :)

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    1. Thank you--you should try it. And then when you want a new look, paint the spindles.

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  4. I love what you did there. Great color and you really made it lovely.

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  5. I think you made the right call not painting the spindles too. Looks great like that. Good call!!
    And I love the color!

    Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. Thank you! Being lazy sometimes makes a beautiful makeover ;).

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  6. That table looks so beautiful. love the blue! Thanks for linking up w/ Twirl and Take a Bow! ox

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  7. Looks great! Thanks for sharing at my Twirl & Take a Bow Party. Have a great weekend!
    Leslie
    House on the Way

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  8. Oh, I hate spindles too. It looks beautiful and very unique!

    Tania

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  9. What a beautiful blue paint... love the wood with it! I'm featuring your shelf at the Power of Paint Party tonight!

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