$15 Junk Shelf Mint Makeover

July 13, 2016

$15 Junk Shelf Mint Makeover

I am so incredibly excited to show you my first finished project using the new Tones for Tots natural nursery paint by Fusion Mineral Paints

This Paint is lead free, phlalate free, formaldehyde free, ammonia free, virtually odorless and is Zero VOC and complies with both the lead and pthlalate restrictions of the Toy Safety Standards of North America and Europe, as well as the ASTM D4236 LHAMA safety labeling requirements.  I felt SO SAFE painting with this while pregnant.  I chose the Little Speckled Frog (Mint) Color because I think I want it to be the primary mint color in our new baby's gender neutral nursery.

Adair was blessed with some really cool gifts for her third birthday but we were short on storage so I picked up a cheap shelf at Goodwill for $15 as a temporary fix.

The shelf was beaten up very badly so I didn't expect much.  I covered it in a coat of Color Blocker/Concealer.  This product is a barrier between dark furniture and light color paints.  If you apply it, you won't have to paint as many coats.  It's $9.99 for a pint of color blocker so it's definitely cheaper to apply the blocker than to apply extra coats of paint.


When I painted my first coat of Little Speckled Frog (Mint) Color, no black paint showed through!! Time saving win!  I let the color blocker dry overnight because it was super humid when I applied it.

This transformation took one coat of Color Blocker/Concealer and two coats of  Little Speckled Frog (Mint) Color paint!  Yes, I am impressed.

I still had over half of my Color Blocker pint left and half of my Speckled Frog Pint left so this project used approximately $15 of product!

Now for the pretty pictures of the shelf doing its new job!

 

I did not think I'd like it the shelf this much but I'm really impressed with the paint coverage.

Fusion Mineral Paint covers very well and dries hard.  I didn't even need a topcoat.

Look at how smooth that finish is!  This will definitely do for our little dining room/play room.  Now I'm on the quest to find a perfect shag or sheep skin rug for our little newborn to lay on.  He or she will be born in November so the cozier the better!

Not bad for about an hour of work!





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