About a month ago I was driving home from visiting Kayla. There’s a tiny little town called Lamont that has a little antique shop. Well Kalissa was with me and we stopped. I ended up spending $38 for this shelf. I’ve been needing something for childcare toys. I’ve not liked what I had. I wanted something antique/old looking. This, I thought, would be perfect.
I did have a few things I didn’t love. She the white smudges on the center of the shelves?
Check out the photo below….Paint drips.
So time to fix it up….I wanted an old worn look so decided a razor blade might do the trick on paint removal. I didn’t want to lose the finish on the wood so no chemical removers.
I used Old English Scratch Cover for Dark Wood to doctor it up. Hubby and I love the stuff.
There were several other spots that needed attention so I worked on them as well
…and here’s my shelf. I love it. I can handle toys out in the open but I do like a proper storage place. This shelf was perfect. I hope at some point I’ll be able to find something else that’s similar. Notice there are no white spots on the center of the shelves…no paint spots. PERFECT for me!
Most of the dings have been cover and it’s all ready for more dings as I’m sure the childcare kiddos will give them to it.
Yesterday I took my antique medicine cabinet to the auto glass center. I’m hoping they can work some magic on it. I can’t wait!!