Last week, I showed you our bathroom makeover which included an easy little DIY Wall Shelf that I made.
Here’s what I used for this project:
- Corbels from Osborne Wood (received in Haven Conference swag bag)
- 1×6 board cut to 24″ long
- Sanding block
- Brad nailer and 1-1/2″ Brad nails
- Minwax Stain and Sealer (I used Special Walnut for the corbels and Dark Walnut on the shelf)
- White & Gray Chalk Finish Paint (not to be confused with chalkboard paint)
- Staining Cloths
First, I cut my 1×6 board to 24″ long. I used my miter saw, but this is a straight cut so any saw will do. I gave the board a quick sanding to get rid of jagged edges.
I stained the board with Minwax Dark Walnut stain, and let it fully dry. Then I gave it a coat of white Annie Sloan chalk paint in Pure White, followed by a coat of Americana Chalk Finish paint in “Yesteryear” — a light gray color. I had sample pots of these on hand which I’ve received at various events or conferences, but any white and/or gray chalk finish paint would work fine.
Then, I slightly distressed it with fine grit sandpaper so the coat of stain and the first coat of paint could peek through in spots, particularly along the edges.
I received these beautiful corbels from Osborne Wood in my swag bag when I attended the Haven Conference. They have a huge selection on their site.
I stained them with Minwax Special Walnut Stain.
I attached my board to the corbels with my brad nailer and 1 1/2″ brad nails, then I anchored it to the wall.
Here’s a closer look at the paint job. I wanted it to look slightly distressed.
I think the corbels add the perfect decorative touch, and this shelf was super easy to make. It was a quick project — a few minutes here and there and the longest part was just letting the stain and paint dry between coats.
Now the shelf is hanging in our newly made-over downstairs half bathroom.
I love quick and easy projects! What about you?
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