Coastal Cottage Shelf Using Old Fence Pickets!


I was out thrifting a couple of weeks ago when I found a wonky little shelf. For $4 I figured at the very least I could add some bead board to the back and give it a fresh coat of paint. But then I remembered my recently acquired stash of old fence pickets I rescued from a house that was being flipped. Here's how I transformed that little shelf:
coastal cottage shelf using old fence pickets, fences, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, shabby chic, shelving ideas
And here is how it started:
coastal cottage shelf using old fence pickets, fences, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, shabby chic, shelving ideas
So sad, but that's okay...help was on the way!
coastal cottage shelf using old fence pickets, fences, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, shabby chic, shelving ideas
Here are the fence pickets I used...
coastal cottage shelf using old fence pickets, fences, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, shabby chic, shelving ideas
I used my chop saw to cut them to size.
coastal cottage shelf using old fence pickets, fences, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, shabby chic, shelving ideas
Then I gave them a wash effect by painting them with flat latex paint and immediately wiping the paint back off with a dry rag. The rest of the shelf was painted in DIY chalk paint and waxed. (See those details at the link at the bottom.)
coastal cottage shelf using old fence pickets, fences, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, shabby chic, shelving ideas
The washed fence pickets gave this little shelf an instant coastal cottage feel.
coastal cottage shelf using old fence pickets, fences, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, shabby chic, shelving ideas
My ironstone looks right at home here.
coastal cottage shelf using old fence pickets, fences, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, shabby chic, shelving ideas
coastal cottage shelf using old fence pickets, fences, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, shabby chic, shelving ideas
This shelf is just one of the 31 thrifty makeovers I'm sharing this month. It's March Madness, 31 thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days, and I still have a few makeovers left to share. See this project and catch up on the rest at the link below! :)

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