Pretty in Pink

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I LOVE thrift stores! Mostly because I LOVE finding treasures like this and breathing life back into them. This shelf was just sitting there waiting for me...with a busted back. I wasn't sure how I was going to handle that until I walked to the back of the thrift shop and found a lovely rose covered sheet. The rest is history.

The unit was yellow. It was built solidly with gorgeous scalloped details.

Here's a close up of the crack in the back (right next to the "as is" marking. The crack was large...about 4" long.

Step 1 - Clean the unit thoroughly. No sanding was required but a good cleaning was a must!

Step 2 - Remove the staples that hold in the broken back. Once the back was removed, it was necessary to lightly sand the paper residue that was left behind. It didn't all come off, but I was only trying to take away what might be seen around the edges.

Step 3 - Next it was time to attack the issue of that cracked backer board. I started by spraying adhesive to one side and then applying a piece of light colored felt to it. I then trimmed it to fit the board. This was done on both sides of the board.

Step 4 - Essentially, I did the same thing with the sheet fabric on both sides.

Step 5 - The unit was painted with 3 coats of pale pink chalk paint.

Step 6 - A layer of white wax was applied.

Step 7 - The backer was put back into place.

Step 8 - Some faint white details were added to the scallops.

And here she is...all ready to hang is a little girl's room. Of course my granddaughter has already put dibs on it...

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  • Dl.5660408 Dl.5660408 on Mar 02, 2019

    It’s sooo pretty! Could you tell me please the name of the color and brand name?

  • Jenmarsh5 Jenmarsh5 on Mar 15, 2019

    I am curious about the white wax. How is it used, and what is that for? Thanks!👏


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  • Deborrah Deborrah on Mar 26, 2019

    Love this - so adorable!

  • Susie Susie on Mar 28, 2019

    Love it, it's precious. 😊 Lucky grand daughter!

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