Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
×



Details

Submitted on
January 9, 2013
Image Size
1.6 MB
Resolution
1000×2448
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
104
Favourites
2 (who?)
Comments
4
Downloads
6
×
A shelf for my paints, before and after by Vivienne-Mercier A shelf for my paints, before and after by Vivienne-Mercier
I bought this cute little shelf unit at a second-hand store. It really needed a face lift, especially since I wanted to use it in my art room for keeping all my small bottles of cheap craft paints. You'd hardly know it's the same shelf! I first gave it a light sanding and wiped it down, just to give the new paint some "tooth" to adhere to. Next, I applied three coats of dark purple latex house paint. The edges were decorated with random swirly designs in copper fabric paint, the top has mirrors on it (including some broken pieces that I found on the ground somewhere), and there are broken bits of pottery and glass on both sides (which you'll see in the next pictures that I'll be posting). I found a bit of leftover iridescent "disco fringe" in my collection of ribbons, and couldn't resist adding it to the bottom.

Link to detail shots here: [link]
Add a Comment:
 
:iconstrombus-elizabethi:
Strombus-elizabethi Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
I really need to do something like this, and for the very same reason!
Reply
:iconvivienne-mercier:
Vivienne-Mercier Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's nice because it gives me easy access to my paints and it looks nice on the wall. I want to make one for my glitters now. I have lots of them, and they don't fit in their box anymore. But I need to find a shelf unit with lots of shelves spaced close together, or else get someone to build one.
Reply
:iconcharmed-ravenclaw:
Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The paints you used are nice!
Reply
:iconvivienne-mercier:
Vivienne-Mercier Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
Reply
Add a Comment: