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How To Paint A Dated Farmhouse Shelf

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2019 sure seems to be the year for getting the to-do-list done! This little cupboard was one of the very first pieces that I purchased and let me tell you, it was in much-needed attention. So with this months challenge for Farmhouse Hens, being all about  Shelf Treatment. This was the perfect time to share how to paint a dated farmhouse shelf and give it a fresh new look.

How To Paint A Dated Farmhouses Shelf

Furniture flipping has to be one of the most fun things to do to old furniture that you have. It also saves you a tonne of money along the way. Because instead of having to go out and buy a new bed, table or whatever it may be just a simple coat of paint can transform the entire piece. And also breaths a nice fresh feel into your home.

 

 

 

 

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Supply needed:

 

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Step 1 – Mix 1 cap full of TSP with some water and give the entire piece a good clean. The TSP helps remove any grime or oil build up on your furniture.

 

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Step 2 – Mix up Love Bug with a ratio of 1:1 and also your farmhouse white for the backboard. The backboard on this cupboard had fallen off which made it much easier to paint. Give your cupboard 3 coats of love bug letting dry in between. Grab your 120 grit sandpaper and distress to your liking.

 

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Stamping time!

Step 4 – Give the backboard 2 coats of farmhouse white and distress. Then with your Barn Wood Planks Decor Stamps create a faux wooden back. Check out my YouTube Video with a step by step view of how to achieve this look. Let dry then distress.

 

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Step 4 – Then using your typesetting stamps, stamp the words “Antiques For Sale”. Let dry and then distress and seal with wax.

 

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Step 5– Using your old brush pop out some Dark Oil Wax into a plastic cup and with long strokes cover your entire cupboard. Don’t freak out with how dark it goes on! Leave for 20 minutes and then wipe off the wax using a lint-free cloth.

 

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Step 6 –  Using your staple gun, staple back in place your backboard.

 

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Turn any old pieces of furniture into something new using some Milk Paint and IOD Decor Stamps | How To Paint A Dated Farmhouse Shelf | www.raggedy-bits.com | #raggedybits #DIY #paintedfurniture #repurpose #fixerupper #milkpaint #IOD

 

And there you have a fun way to transform a boring dated shelf to give it a fresh new look! Be sure to check out below the other shelf projects below from my fellow Farmhouse Hens!
Happy Painting!


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16 comments

  1. Woah Sam this is awesome. I love your makeover what a fantastic change from the before picture. No way not ever would I have purchased that super ugly colonial style shelf, but you turned it into a beauty.

    1. Thank you so much, Leanna! It feels good to be tackling the pile of things that need some loving! It just amazes me with what you can do with the paint!

    1. Hi Nancy, the backing was the original but it fell off over time. It is made from MDF and it had been stained in the same colour as the cupboard. But if you had a similar cupboard without a backing you sure could use MDF to make and then staple gun into place. Thank you so much for your kind words!

  2. It was such a lovely little cupboard Sam and then you took it to a whole new level. WOW!!! If only shipping to South Africa was cheaper. I have just the spot in our holiday home for this beauty.

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