Upcycling A Dollar Tree Hanging Shelf

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I love the challenge of making an inexpensive dollar store decor item into a boutique style decor piece with paint, stencils, and decor transfers.

Our local Dollar Tree just got in these small hanging wall shelves. I decided to give mine a makeover.

I untied the jute shelf hanger. This is the top, faux wood or extremely thin veneer.

The bottom and sides were MDF.

I brushed a couple of coats of Dixie Belle Chalk Paint in Drop Cloth onto the shelf.

I purchased this 5 yard Casa Blanca Tile Stick & Style stencil roll at Hobby Lobby a couple years ago for about $10. Hobby Lobby no longer has the stencil on its website. The 15 yard rolls are still available on Etsy.

The stencil was the perfect size for the shelf, length and widthwise. I stuck a portion of the stencil roll down on my shelf.

I swirled the Dixie Belle Caviar chalk paint onto the adhesive stencil. I like swirling the stencil brush with adhesive style stencils.

I also painted an oval wooden tag with Drop Cloth.

I swirled a portion of the stencil on the tag.

I waxed the shelf with Dixie Belle Easy Peasy spray wax and a lint free rag. I tied the jute back onto the shelf.

I love the shelf with these little distressed terracotta look pots with faux greenery. I never know what I'll find at Dollar Tree! Check out my Dollar Tree ironing board project HERE and my Dollar Tree Easter egg cutouts HERE.

I hope you were inspired to upcycle!

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  • I love these little shelves! I only put rope around the wood base then added my starfish! For $1.25 I get alot of compliments!

  • Millie Millie on Apr 04, 2023

    I love how it turned out! I was just gifted five wall hangings that I want to repurpose. Does anyone have very simple ideas similar to this, I do not have shopping centers near and have to order everything online. I am remodeling a cottage into a coastal theme. Thanks!