Pretty banged up after 2 moves.
I first sanded this down after digging around in my husband's tool box for sandpaper scraps (shh, don't tell him). I used leftover wall paint to give the shelf a nice neutral color.
I decided after looking at the plainness of the shelf, that I should use this opportunity to try my hand at decoupage. I even found this on Pinterest and made my own modge podge.
At first I didn't really have a vision, but, after I drug out all of my miscellaneous crafting supplies, I decided on what materials I wanted to add and went from there. I had some chipboard and cut out a scroll designs for the side out of scrapbook paper.
I also used some fabric scraps I thought were cute and a die cut for the rest of my design. As an after thought I hot glued some buttons I found in the bottom of my sewing basket as embellishments.
I decided to make this shelf multifunctional by reusing yarn and clothes pins that I actually recieved at Z's baby shower almost 5 years ago (tear).
Displaying some art masterpieces.
It is a big hit already and I haven't even decided what to put on the shelf. Maybe that's another craft for another day...