It’s About Time!!!

Wow!  It’s been a long time since I have posted!!!  I know Whit shared with you all where I have been spending the majority of my time lately so I won’t go into it anymore!!  I am also still painting the Cameron Storage System that I built and it is taking a long time and a lot of paint but I am so excited to get it in my gameroom! 
I do have a fun project to share with you all!!!  This is a shelf that I made for my boys bathroom.  I am going with the whole mature western theme because they are getting older and it is the only bathroom we have upstairs.  I want it to be “manish” but still chic…it’s a work in progress:)
So, I didn’t get any tutorial pictures but it is very easy to explain how I did this!
1)  I started with an unfinished wooden shelf from Hobby Lobby.  You can purchase them at Garden Ridge and Michael’s as well. 
2)  I took the knobs off and painted the shelf with 2 coats of acrylic Burnt Umber.
3)  I painted the knobs with with acrylic Antique White and then painted on an acrylic crackle medium followed by acrylic Burnt Umber.  When you are crackling you can only go over with the top color one time or it will not crackle properly.
4)  Do you see those super cute letters?  I bought them from Hobby Lobby for about $2.00 each.  They are the paper mache letters near the unfinished wood.  I painted these and crackled them with the same colors and steps as the knobs.
5)  I purchased the barrels from Anthropology on clearance and rolled up 3 hand towels for each barrel to coordinate with the color scheme of the bathroom.  I purchased the hand towels at Wal-Mart for $1.50 each!
I just love how this shelf turned out!  It’s the perfect “western” touch for a big boy bathroom without going overboard:)  This is a very fun color scheme for me as well and I can’t wait to tackle the rest of their bathroom!!!
Check out Cheap Thrills Decor!!!  The most creative design and remodeling business around!!!  If you are local you can visit the Cheap Thrills Decor warehouse in Keller, TX!  If you’re not local it’s worth the road trip:)
Warehouse Location:
13017 Gateway Alliance Drive
Keller, Texas 76248

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  1. marty (A Stroll Thru Life) on March 8, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    That is such a clever idea. I love the look. Gorgeous and so ingenius. Hugs, Marty

  2. Treasia Stepp on March 8, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    It looks wonderful. Love those barrels.

  3. Patricia on February 27, 2010 at 10:03 am

    The barrels are so cute and unique. Perfect!

  4. kakalderman on February 26, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Love the shelf! Thank you for the info on the Cheap Thrills warehouse. I live very close to that area and had no idea it was there! I'll have to check out their warehouse sale next month. Thank you, ladies!

  5. Heidi on February 26, 2010 at 5:23 am

    I love those little barrels! So studly!
    Can't wait to see what you come up with for the rest of the bathroom.

  6. Rachelle on February 26, 2010 at 4:47 am

    Looks great! I love the color combo and the crackle! 🙂

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  7. Tina on February 26, 2010 at 4:40 am

    This shelf is gorgeous (in a very mannish way of course)!! Love it, I love the letters too and those little barrels are a fantastic storage idea! ~ Tina x

  8. Rustique Gal on February 26, 2010 at 4:35 am

    This shelf is really neat.(I'd say sweet, but that wouldn't be mannish!)
    I like the crackled knobs and letters a lot. I must try that. Sherry

  9. Nancy @ Live love laugh on February 26, 2010 at 4:28 am

    Lovin' that mannish shelf!! It will only be more mannish when the towels are on the floor!

  10. ~ RM on February 26, 2010 at 4:01 am

    Aw, that's so cute! I read from The Country Chic Cottage that a cheapo way to crackle is to paint a base color, when dry, paint with Elmer's School Glue, after a minute, paint over that with craft paint. I haven't tried it yet, but if you're interested, here's the link!

  11. Anne Marie on February 26, 2010 at 3:25 am

    i love that…"manish"….that would be an awesome store name? right?

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