So I realized how long it’s been since posting a project so I decided to write about one I did not too long ago. I found this piece at Goodwill for $3 and while I was drawn to it I also couldn’t help but think how awful the distressing part was. Just overdone. It was like I needed to convince myself that it could have another shot at life if I took it in.
So I figured I’d give it a shot. It was just old and dirty so I have it a good clean. I used sand paper to clean the hooks and to my surprise when I scratched the ridiculous amount of grime off, the hooks were actually the prettiest copper finish… ever. I mean like the kind of finish that makes you instantly want everything else in your house to have some kind of copper element to it.
After cleaning those off I gave the piece a fresh coat of paint. Actually it was like two coats of paint. It was pretty simple with some white spray paint but I had to be careful of the paint bubbling.
Then I thought how can I distress it. I didn’t want to go overboard and end up with what I started with but I also didn’t want a puny shelf with barely any marks.
Using light sandpaper I did a little here and a little there coming back and forth each time deciding whether to do a little more or not.
Fast forward and I’m pretty please with what I ended up with. Can’t wait to find that perfect spot to hang it and get to stare at the pretty copper hooks every day…
just a TOUCHofcolour…