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.
Pretty in Pink
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...