When I bought it the seller told me, "You look like a crafty gal. I'm sure you will do something wonderful with that." I kept wondering how she could tell I planned to perform some crafty magic on her shelf! Is it that obvious I'm scouting out my next project? Does it say "Crifty" of my forehead? Or maybe "Thrafty"? Anyway...here's the transformation. I hope it makes yard sale lady proud!
I removed the back supports, flipped the arched piece to the front (to keep the paint from falling off the shelf), and added decorative moulding and a dowel for holding ribbon. I also gave it all a coat of white paint and added a Bauhaus Gold plywood back. The paint was giving me trouble so I experimented with the mod podged scrapbook paper on the shelves. Here's a few closer shots of the paper.
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