Creating a designer look on a limited budget can seem like an impossible task but it doesn’t have to be…it just takes a little imagination. These stylish shelves can make a huge impact to a wall or in a room. With a little paint, wallpaper and a few accessories you can create a designer look for less.
I found the inspiration for my shelves while walking through the aisles at Target. I fell in love with all of their gold and silver decorative accessories on display. While shopping, I stumbled upon the Devine Color by Valspar spray paint and peel and stick wallpapers which coordinated perfectly with the metal accessories I had my eye on.
I chose Devine Color by Valspar Spray Paint in Devine Dolphin and Devine Peel and Stick Removable Wallpaper in Weave Mirage & Sterling
Visit Devine Color + Target to see the other color/texture options available.
Supplies Needed To Make These Stylish Shelves:
- 220-grit sandpaper
- Picture hanging kit
- Tape measure
- Carpenter’s Square
- Coordinating Accessories
- Old drawers
I was fortunate enough to find 5 of these drawers at a thrift store for $2.00 a piece…woohoo…happy dance!
Instructions to make these stylish shelves:
Step 1) Remove the hardware from the front of the drawers. Place the pulls in a plastic baggy for safe-keeping. We will put them back on at the end of the project.
Step 2) Using 220 grit sandpaper, lightly sand the front of the drawer to remove the sheen from the surface. Wipe clean with vinegar and water. Let dry.
Step 3) In a well-ventilated area, spray a light coat of the Devine Dolphin spray paint to the sides of the drawers.
Diva Tip: When spray-painting a vertical surface, start from the bottom and work your way up. Why you ask? Because spray paint begins to dry as soon as it is exposed to air. Starting at the bottom creates a layer of paint to help keep runs away.
Step 4) Spray the rest of the drawer. Let dry. Repeat if necessary. (Note: You don’t need to paint either side of the bottom panel of the drawer.
Step 5) Using a tape measure, find the length and width of the bottom of the drawer.
Step 6) Using a carpenter’s square. a straight-edge, or in my case…I used my paper cutter to cut the paper to the exact measurements.
Step 7) Peel back the paper backing on one end of the paper and begin to place on the inside bottom panel of the drawer. Smooth with a credit card or wallpaper smoothing tool. (I save my hotel room keys for this step)
Here are my finished shelves. I hung them with a picture framing kit. Now it’s time to add the accessories! Remember those decorative accessories I told you I had my eye on?
I picked up the two decorative Sea Urchins and the Abstract Figural Art just one aisle over from the wallpaper and paint. Look at this wall…I am so happy with how these shelves turned out. The soft Greige spray paint, the metallic silver weave wallpaper and the mixed metal accessories transformed this bare wall into a stunning focal point.
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