Learn how to take your thrift store finds from drab to fab! Stephanie from The Silly Pearl transformed this floating shelf with Pebble Beach, Icicle, and Tough Coat to give it a fabulous new look for her daughters’ bedroom!

I found this heavy vintage floating shelf unit at the thrift store and after looking at it for a bit, I thought it would be really cute in my girls’ room, with a fresh and pretty coat of Country Chic Paint, of course!

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Here’s the before – in what my husband calls “thrift store brown”!

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After sanding the shelf to remove the shiny surface, I painted the spindles with three coats of Country Chic Paints All-In-One Decor Paint in Pebble Beach.

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Then I painted the shelves with three coats of Country Chic Paints All-In-One Decor Paint in Icicle, taping off the spindles (once dry) so I didn’t spoil my previous work!

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And finally, I brushed on some Country Chic Paint Tough Coat. I wanted the shelf to stand up to books being pulled off as well as replacing of decor that will no doubt change over the years.

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The shelf was a perfect fit over one of their desks.

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I’m glad I didn’t pass up this clunky piece! Because of the pretty paint colors, it’s looking charming and feminine now!


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Stephanie {The Silly Pearl}

Hi! My name is Stephanie Chan and I live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my husband, twin girls, and a fuzzy tabby cat. I love all kinds of crafts and DIY, often partnering with my husband on DIY furniture projects. I’ve been blogging at The Silly Pearl since 2010. Hope you’ll stop by to check out my craft tutorials and DIY ideas!

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