Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Numbered Shelf, Art, Decor, for Under $10

This little project took a long time, not because it was hard, but because it kept being put on the back burner.  However, Hubby and I finished it!  It was fun, because we worked on it together, and we both love how it turned out.

I used DecoArt Acrylic paint, basic red and black.  To get the red a little darker I added a few drops of black.  After the paint, it got a couple coats of clear polyacrylic.  Hubby added the hooks, some we had gotten ages ago on clearance from Lowe's, we paid about $.75 each.  The shelf top is made of a scrap piece of sassafrass wood that was left over from building our house.  That too got a clear coat of polyacrylic.

The clock is vintage, and funny enough has glow in the dark numbers! It also still works, as long as you keep winding it up.  I paid $1 at a junk store, and got that clock and one other. 

This bird art is something you have seen all over, particularly on Pinterest.  I used an old book I had that was falling apart, a little Mod Podge, and then printed out a picture I like and traced it onto my page covered canvas.  I also used DecoArt black acrylic paint on this.  The M used to be hot pink, it also got a coat of paint, and I found it in the $1 section at Target, on clearance, for only $.50. 

So, this little project cost less than $10!  That is a cost I can live with!  My Little Monkey loves this, she can hang up her towels on her own, and she can count the numbers. 
Come back on Friday and I will show you the full bathroom reveal!

Linking to:
Polly Want a Crafter Monday
Craft Catwalk @ Embellishing Life


  1. What a great finished project. I know all about the "back burner", it seems that most of my projects are there and until they get to 'burning', they stay there, usually at the last moment. I love the red and black combination.

  2. let me know when you tire of the clock. I'll take it off your hands for you. Super cute.

  3. I want a beachy looking one for my birthday for by my front door.

  4. Very cute. Ya'll did a great job. And, I bet that the fact that it took a while made it more special when it was all done.

  5. I love it all! I've been trying to work out what to do in my little hallway/mudroom off the side of our front hall. This would be perfect :)