Sunday, January 24, 2010

Mystery Shelf Redo

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I bought this mystery shelf at the thrift store. Mystery because I have no idea what it was used for. Obviously it was homemade and I think might have been used for potatoes or something that needed air. I like the back panels with the holes in them, but you can't get anything in from that side. Notice the slanted bottoms of each shelf?
I cleaned it up, painted it and once again added the 1,2,3, like on the step ladder (I am not keeping the step ladder, but selling it, so no worries, my entire home won't be about counting to 3). I put it in my bathroom to hold TP, magazines, and washcloths. And the dreaded scale slides underneath it.
So this is idea #11. But, I know what you are saying, "Well that's nice Becky, but how can I use this idea in my home? I am not going to find a shelf like that." But the lesson here is to look at different or odd pieces in a new light. Don't think about what they were, but about what they can become. I was going to pass on this little shelf, but I am glad I didn't. The minute I brought it home I realized it would be the perfect thing to organize those items in the bathroom. What mystery or odd piece have you made work for you?

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14 comments:

  1. I LOVE it. I agree - there are times that some of the most torn and tattered pieces speak to me... I'm always glad that I brought them home!!!

    ~stevie
    http://thriftingthedayaway.blogspot.com/

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  2. This so so dang creative! I love it! Looks awesome with the numbers and the color- Krista

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  3. Thanks for stopping by. Great Transformation! I see you have a great knack for transforming things! Love the blog!

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  4. What a great find! I love what you did with it. It looks like the perfect fit for the bathroom.

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  5. You clever, crafty girl! I love this. The color is divine!

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  6. Great makeover and great use for it!! I'm pretty sure I would have passed this my without even a glance. You've worked your magic once again!!

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  7. The shelf looks much better! I love the numbers you added, very nice.

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  8. Becky, I totally agree, paint can transform anything. I love what you did with the shelf!

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  9. I absolutely love it! I hope to find a piece similar for my own home. Great job!

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  10. Great job taking your "mystery" and making it something so practical & cute! Thanks for joining the Power of Paint Party (POPP).

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  11. I love finding different things such as your shelf....what a great piece and how clever to us it in the bath. Now I have a new "treasure to search for". Thanks!

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!