This week I am sharing my floor shelf makeover that was given to me by my neighbor.
She is a cute little floor shelf that was in need of a makeover. Here she is before some paint and fabric.
The floor shelf had some type of top piece, but that was long gone and I needed to fill the holes.
I used Minwax 42853 Stainable Wood Filler, then sanded the top down until it was smooth and ready to be painted. This week I was able to try another new paint, Americana Decor Chalky finish paint. I have made my own chalk-like paint, I have used Annie Sloan Chalk paint, and now the Americana Decor Chalky finish paint. Each product has its pros and cons and I will be happy to use each of them over and over again. I also used the wax from Americana Decor and I am pretty pleased overall with this product.
The one con that I have to say with this brand was that the black chalky paint bled onto my wax brush. This would not have been a problem if the entire shelf was black. I had to be careful not to use the wax brush on the white sections of the shelf. Once I had the first coat of wax on and dried, I was able to give the entire shelf and second coat without the bleed through of the black chalky paint.
I decided to give the shelf a pop of color by adding fabric to the back of the shelf. I like how it turned out with the black and white color of the paint. What types of chalk paint have you tried and what is your favorite?