Friday, October 22, 2010

Turquoise Faux Rococo Shelf

This little shelf came from a yard sale where everytime I asked the woman, "how much?", she would say one dollar. Some of the stuff was probably worth a buck, but some of the things were worth a lot more. It did not matter to her because as far as she was concerned, it was all a dollar. It was like the dollar store of yard sales!




I painted the shelf with a couple of coats of turquoise craft paint.


This is what it looked like after two coats of paint. Better than before, yes, but still boring and doing nothing to bring out the scrolling details.




I turned to my old favorites, Ralph Lauren tobacco glaze and antique gold Rub 'n Buff, to bring out the details and add a little interest and depth to this piece. I think they worked their magic!







A shelf worthy of its (faux) Rococo title!



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13 comments:

High Street Cottage said...

I have the exact same shelf, we painted it white, and have plans to hang it in one of our baths. Love what you did with it, color really pops.

heidi said...

That turned out really nice! I'll have to look for the products you mentioned (Ralph Lauren tobacco glaze and antique gold Rub 'n Buff), I think those were the big tips!

I love everything you make; I love reloved-rubbish, too! Thanks for visiting my blog today! Hugs! Heidi

Rosy Inspiration said...

Goodness, I wish we had a shop where such nice pieces with details were a dollar! You did a fantastic job painting and giving it the effect that suits it. Lovely.

MiniBinoy said...

Woww! What a change!! I luv that antique finish u hv given!!You r a genius,Amanda

French-Kissed said...

Beautiful1 The turquoise paint and all of your extra little touches really brought this shelf to life.

~jermaine

Sheila @ Dodging Raindrops said...

Don't you love those sales? :)

It looks great. Thanks for giving the details of how you achieved the look.

Gail @ Victorian at Heart said...

I love shelves, they are so versatile. Your paint job was exceptional. The antiquing really brought out the detail. Thanks for sharing your inspirational project.

Cindy said...

Just love this in turquoise!

gabby said...

Thanks for posting this, I found a great syroco mirror and was looking for tips on how to make it shabby chic!

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