Here are some pictures of the new shelf that my son Sam made for me. It was definitely a family project. After Sam sanded it, it was my turn! First, I painted the shelf with olde ivory paint. After it was dry, I rubbed it with beeswax anywhere I wanted it to show wear, especially the edges. Next, I painted it black all over and let it dry again. Now for the fun part! I used a heat gun to melt the wax and quickly rubbed it off with a lint free rag. (Not the scrapbooking kind of heat gun, that would take too long!) It takes a while to do but it is so much easier and less messy than sanding!
Mr. M added the hooks and hung the shelf! I loved the shelf I had here before but it just wasn't functioning well for the space. This new shelf gives me more room for decorating on top and a place to hang coats in the winter. Not that I'm talking the old shelf down.....It could hold a lot of keys!
Don't feel bad for the old girl, she has a place reserved out in the cabin.