Hey friends! It’s that time again where I join the uber-talented ladies below for this month’s Thrifty Style Team where we bring you pretty decor projects that won’t break the bank!
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One of my cousins gave me this shelf while she was purging her garage (thank you Marie Kondo!). I couldn’t pass it up since the price was right (free!).
- Rust-Oleum Universal Metallic Paint and Primer In One in Oil Rubbed Bronze (where to buy)
- FolkArt Outdoor Metallic Paint in Pure Gold (where to buy)
- Rust-Oleum Chalked Paint in Linen White (where to buy)
- Rust-Oleum Protective Topcoat in Matte Clear (where to buy)
- Bronze Coat Hooks (where to buy)
- E6000 glue (where to buy)
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Both brackets where broken on the backside right above where the bottom bar attaches. I used E6000 glue and clamps to fix them up. E6000 is a great multi-purpose glue that can be used on just about anything. It’s always my go-to glue for crafts that require a glue that holds strong as well as fixing broken stuff like these shelf brackets.
The shelf had coffee cup hooks which I wanted to replace with coat hooks. The coffee hooks had somewhat of a sharp edge at the tip of the hook. I wanted to use the hooks for towels I was afraid the coffee hooks would catch and rip the towels.
I loved the bronze finish on the coat hooks and decided to duplicate it on the brackets. I sprayed the brackets with Rust-Oleum Universal Metallic Paint and Primer In One in Oil Rubbed Bronze. Once the paint was completely dry, I used FolkArt Outdoor Metallic Paint in Pure Gold, rubbing it on lightly with my index finger to copy the bronze finish on the coat hooks.
I painted the wood pieces of the shelf with Rust-Oleum Chalked Paint in Linen White, applying two coats and allowing each coat to dry thoroughly. I lightly distressed using 220 grit sandpaper and then applied Rust-Oleum Protective Topcoat in Matte Clear to seal the paint.
Once the clear wax was completely dry, I screwed the wood back together with the brackets and attached the new hooks.
I really like how it turned out!
I’m using the shelf in our master bath above our bathtub. We have a separate shower stall with towel racks, but we needed a good place to hang towels for the bathtub. The shelf works perfectly for hanging towels and I love that I can decorate it too!
I hope you enjoyed my farmhouse bathroom shelf makeover! Be sure to check out the rest of the awesome Thrifty Style Team projects through the links below!
Have a wonderful week!