This boring shelf was given a new, vibrant life by Brandi at The Junque Market using Luscious Lime and Antiquing Wax!

You Never Know What You May Find

If you are like us, you randomly stop at yard sales whenever you come across one. Last summer the hunk was on his way somewhere and spotted a good one that he couldn’t pass up. Unfortunately, I was still at my 9 to 5. Not fair, right?!?

Well, at this yard sale, he came across this interesting looking shelf. And guess how much he paid for it. Only 5 smackeroos! He always finds the good deals! I’m just a little jealous of that — ha ha.

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What to Do, What to Do

I knew immediately that I loved this shelf and wanted to keep it. But what was I gonna do with it? I finally decided that I wanted a common place for all our nail polishes to be stored. At the time, they were scattered about throughout house in bedrooms and bathroom cabinets. That’s life with three ladies who love to be dolled up!

This shelf was perfect (especially with its narrow shelves) to store our polishes. And to me, those columns are just a great way to keep the polishes organized — just like the nail salon! So, I had decided what I wanted to do with this great shelf thing, and then I let it sit. For months. . . in a corner of the house.

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Then Along Comes Country Chic Paint

That’s right. I let that poor ol’ shelf sit in the corner. That is, until I got my hands on some of that awesome Country Chic Paint! Lucky me! I was inspired to finally try my hand at distressing that shelf I had let sit in the corner for months.

I specifically chose Country Chic Paint’s All-in-One Décor Paint in Luscious Lime and Antiquing Wax to distress the shelf. I could already envision the loveliness that would be mounted upon my bathroom wall to display our collection of nail polish.

Yard Sale Shelf to Beauty Beyond Belief

The shelf was already in great condition. It did not require any sanding and after a quick wipe down, it was ready for its first coat of Country Chic Paint’s All-in-One Décor Paint in Luscious Lime. This lively color was going to look perfect with all the different nail polish colors sitting on it!

Since Country Chic Paint is zero VOC and emits hardly any odor, I painted the shelf while in my living room. How awesome is it to be able to do your favorite hobby while getting to interact with your family?!? You can even let the kiddies help out without worrying about toxic fumes. After some painting lessons for my daughter and two coats of paint, this shelf was ready for some Antiquing Wax.

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Now Comes the Hard Part

I had never used any type of antiquing wax before, so I was a little apprehensive going into this part of my project. I knew I didn’t want to cover the entire shelf in the wax. I wanted that Luscious Lime color to be able to pop against my bathroom wall.

I had an idea that I wanted to try. Yes, I was nervous, but you only live once! After watching Country Chic Paint’s awesome tutorial, How To Antique Wax Furniture, I felt I was ready to go. Here goes nothing!

I used a stiff bristled artist’s brush to apply the Antiquing Wax to various places on the shelf where dust would naturally build up over time. After applying the wax, I rubbed any excess away with a lint free cloth, aka one of my hubba bubba’s old t-shirts.

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Not So Bad After All

I was quite pleased with how the antiquing turned out. The Country Chic Paint Antiquing Wax was very easy to manipulate and work with. It was so easy, in fact, that it turned any anxiety I had about working with the antiquing wax into pure fun! I loved it! And I was squealing in delight as I was creating this beauty. Having never really antiqued anything before, I am pretty impressed with how my salon-style nail polish shelf turned out. It looks pretty awesome in my Boho inspired bathroom!

Country Chic Paint is addictive, and I am happily anticipating my next project!

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Brandi {The Junque Market}

Hi there! We are Brandi and Sean Kilpatrick. We are a husband and wife team and the owners of The Junque Market. Together, we have a love for antique and vintage items, especially furniture. Our favorite pastime is browsing flea markets, antique stores and malls, thrift stores, and yard sales. Regardless of where we are, we are always searching for our next treasure! And once we find it, we begin planning what we can do to make it better! Our passion lies in the thrill of the hunt and the joy of turning an item into something more unique. If all this sounds like your idea of fun, stick around, and see all the places we will go, the treasures we will find and what we will transform them into!

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