We pulled off most of the painter's tape, except for the places I am still painting. I'm not going to tell you more because that would ruin the surprise of the finished project. From my favorite craft store, I acquired a shelf that I've wanted to paint for the bathroom. So inbetween having friends over for a BBQ, naptimes and other activities this weekend, I've been working on it. Finally put the finishing touches on last night. Wanna see?
The shelf was plain wood. The edges were then sanded down (because I don't want splinters). The base coat is the same paint as the top coat in the bathroom.
After getting it thoroughly painted one color, I then coated the whole thing with Titebond Glue, which smells like a dead animal. Why glue, you may ask? Well, it's because I'm cheap. I wanted that crackled, old look but the crackling medium in the craft store was $7. This glue was $3 for a large bottle. And, the craft store lady assured me, it works just as well. She neglected to mention the smell.
Step-by-step pictures would have been more interesting but I was so looking forward to getting it done that I didn't consider taking pictures until last night, after the whole thing was done and drying. Sorry!