Trash to Treasure Shelf Makeover


Hello everyone!! I wanted to share with you today another TRASH TO TREASURE SHELF MAKEOVER that I did to a shelf that someone was throwing away. I know that some people might think I am crazy for taking things that people throw away, but sometimes people throw away things that are in good condition or just need a little touch up to make it BEAUTIFUL and FUNCTIONAL again. So when I saw this metal shelf being thrown away I knew I could fix it and use it in my house for storage.
trash to treasure shelf makeover, repurposing upcycling, shelving ideas
This makeover cost very little and I got all my materials from DOLLAR TREE!
trash to treasure shelf makeover, repurposing upcycling, shelving ideas
Beside adding some more screws for support the main thing I wanted to do for this shelf was to cover up those ugly rust stains. At first I was just going to spray paint the whole shelf and that was it but then I decide not to because I would still feel the roughness of the rust under the paint. Also some of the shelves were bent so I wanted to create a smooth surface for the shelves.
trash to treasure shelf makeover, repurposing upcycling, shelving ideas
So my end decision was to use some FOAM BOARD and BEAUTIFUL CONTACT PAPER which I got at DOLLAR TREE for a dollar each! If you have seen my other post and projects you know I LOVE getting things from DOLLAR TREE!
trash to treasure shelf makeover, repurposing upcycling, shelving ideas
First I measured out the lengths of the shelves and cut the FOAM BOARD to the lengths of the shelves and placed them on top of shelf.
trash to treasure shelf makeover, repurposing upcycling, shelving ideas
Then I measured out and cut the contact paper the length of the shelf and a little more so that the contact paper would stick and cover the front of the shelf.
trash to treasure shelf makeover, repurposing upcycling, shelving ideas
I continued with all the rest of the shelves.
trash to treasure shelf makeover, repurposing upcycling, shelving ideas
Now I have a BEAUTIFUL rust free UPDATED MAKEOVER SHELF! I LOVE how this project came out and cost me very little to make over! Stay tune to my next post which will be on ORGANIZING THE PANTRY and yes I will be using this new updated shelf to ORGANIZE THE PANTRY!

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