Last week I showed you some thrifted finds and this medieval-looking shelf was one of them.
I loved all the details, but it was clearly suffering from 1960s plastic resinitis… and it needed to be cured as quickly as possible.
So I sifted though my stash of medicinal cure-all spray paints to decide which one would do the trick… and for this project the prescription was a lovely white paint and primer combo.
After one dose my little shelf was already on the mend.
After two more doses about 1/2 hour apart it was cured. Just like that.
It’s a miracle!
Here’s what it’s going to hold… my collection of sweet little salt & peppers.
and their Silver Queens?
For some reason the ones below remind me of Darth Vader.
Silver plated, with cobalt blue insert and missing its pepper. I bought it anyway. Maybe someday I’ll find its mate.
Mini hobnail on a silver plated tray.
Plain knights with glass armour.
Fancy knights with crystal armour.
Cobalt blue glass and made in Hong Kong.
Here’s the before again.
And here’s the after in my craft room. It’ll hold the salt & peppers while they wait to be used in future projects.
This was such an easy shelf makeover. White is such a miracle cure.
It can turn trashy into classy… old into new… shabby into chic… and faux-medieval into the here and now.
I think it looks like it could be made of wood. What do you think?
Did I cure my little shelf of its plastic resinitis?