Since I had painted an old dresser for my bedroom, I decided to paint this shelf the same color. At Home Depot I found some vinyl-covered cup hooks for dirt cheap, added those, and lookey lookey, a new way to display my scarves! Previously, my scarves were hanging in my closet on shower curtain rings, but that never worked well - the rings all slid to one end, and before long, the scarves slid off the rings. This way, they're nicely hanging, and I can see what's there!
Before painting, I used a spray-paint primer, since the original shelf was stained and I didn't want any bleed-through. Then two quick coats of paint - I used Behr Premium Plus Ultra - it's supposed to have primer built in to the paint, but I'd rather err on the side of caution, and used a Krylon spray primer.
Here's the final result! Sorry it's just a phone photo.... but you get the drift! It looks crooked, but... yeah, it might be. Hanging around all those years... oh well, I like it.
I have a few other projects waiting in the wings - refinish another dresser, a coffee table, and an end table, and a door. I was given (or swapped rather!) a 36x80 steel exterior door in exchange for a western-style big decorative hook. Since my scheme is going French country, it just didn't fit, and I knew someone who would love it. The door is going to be my cutting table. All it needs is a little sanding, and a coat or two of glossy spray paint. And the desk, oh yeah, the desk... another find for my sewing room... Lots to do, and limited time.
Off to be creative....