Thrift Shop Vintage Wooden Shelf Upcycle with Paint & Houndstooth Stencil

This is the third wooden item that I purchased at the Bemidji, Minnesota, Goodwill.

It's a country/colonial wall shelf.

It's not too deep.

First I painted the shelf with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Graphite.

It took two coats.  I sanded the front of the back of the shelf with 220 grit sandpaper before stenciling it.


I found this houndstooth stencil from Show-Offs
at Hobby Lobby in Bemidji, Minnesota.  I think it was $2.99.

I didn't see this stencil on their website.

It fit pretty darn close to the back of the shelf.  

I did tape off one row of hound's teeth at the top!

I stenciled the hound's tooth pattern with Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint in Buttercream.  I used the smallest brush in the Dreamweaver Brush Set to stencil the pattern.

I used 220 grit sandpaper to LIGHTLY sand the stencils.

I wet distressed the edges and sides/bottom of the piece with an old Tee Shirt, then sealed the chalk paint and stencils with Varathane Crystal Clear Water-Based Polyurethane in Satin Finish.



Now to add a Hobby Lobby label tag!  I love adding these to my upcycles!  I didn't use the brads enclosed, I used short nails to attach this tag to my shelf.

I used the "Coffeebreak" font in Picmonkey to add a "Farmhouse" cursive paper label.

Thrift Shop Country Shelf Upcycle with Chalk Paint & Houndstooth Stenci
I also tied on a jute string to the hole.

So here is one version of my new upcycled shelf!

Thrift Shop Country Shelf Upcycle with Chalk Paint & Houndstooth Stenci

Thrift Shop Country Shelf Upcycle with Chalk Paint & Houndstooth Stenci
I love it this way.

Thrift Shop Country Shelf Upcycle with Chalk Paint & Houndstooth Stenci
But I REALLY love it horizontally!  

I flipped the "Farmhouse" tag and set the shelf on a stool.  It now becomes a container vignette!

Thrift Shop Country Shelf Upcycle with Chalk Paint & Houndstooth Stenci
I think this is more fun than wall decor.  Add one or two fun items.

Set this on your counter, a table, a shelf.

Thrift Shop Country Shelf Upcycle with Chalk Paint & Houndstooth Stenci
Either way it's a winner!

Thrift Shop Country Shelf Upcycle with Chalk Paint & Houndstooth Stenci
An upcycled country thrift shop shelf vertically!

Thrift Shop Country Shelf Upcycle with Chalk Paint & Houndstooth Stenci
And the upcycled country thrift shop shelf horizontally!

The other two Bemidji Goodwill projects:



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2 comments

  1. oooooo! I love that smokey blue! Gorgeous makeover!

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  2. Hey! That's MY thrift store! Did you hit the restore too?

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