Asked on May 25, 2013

Old wat-not shelf

Andrea HMichele Spencer


I have an old wat-not shelf that was in my room as a kid, and my mom painted it white, and i've always loved it - but now its kinda chipped up and... well... i was going to try and restore it to original finish - but shud I just leave it kinda shabby and old looking with the white paint?
2 answers
  • Michele Spencer
    on May 26, 2013

    Depends on what you like! If you are going to restore it, it is a lot more work--you have to strip off the old paint, then stain (if you want to change the color) and protect, with varnish or polyurethane.

  • Andrea H
    on May 26, 2013

    yes, i would be a major project because there are many "cutouts" and nooks/crannies. Right now it has the shabby sheek look ... but it matches nothing in the house. But maybe thats its charm. I just dont want it to look bad.

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