Can you find the paint stirrers?

December 11th, 2011 in member junk     
gamecockchic gamecockchic, member
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My finished shelves!  I love them.  I have a thing for plates and trays.
Before.  Two wooden sconces I bought a very long time ago at a yard sale for a quarter and a cabinet door I bought at the Restore for $1.00.  (Id planned to use the candle holder but changed my mind.)
Can you find the paint stirrers?
When my hubby cut the cabinet door in half, this is what the ends looked like.  I had no room to spare so I needed a really thin piece of wood to cover this ugly part.
Paint stirrers to the rescue!  I always keep extras around and have used them on other occassions too.
My finished shelves!  I love them.  I have a thing for plates and trays.

My finished shelves!  I love them.  I have a "thing" for plates and trays.

My husband and I are almost finished with our kitchen makeover and were able to make these shelves from junk I had in my stash.  With a cabinet door from the Habitat for Humanity Restore and a pair of sconces from a yard sale, we were able to make this little shelving unit.  Hubby added a dowel from an old curtain rod for extra support.  Yay!

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, wood, shelf

Comments (5)

konarskio writes: Love this! Posted: 12:23 pm on December 27th
gamecockchic writes: Thanks y'all for your comments. I love paint stirrers. The only problem is I never want to use them to stir paint because I hate to "dirty" them up! :) Posted: 3:35 pm on December 16th
gadgetsponge writes: What a great idea (paint stirrers). Got to remember that. Great shelf and upcycling! Posted: 7:18 pm on December 13th
CleverJunk writes: Really? I can't even find a paint stirrer in my shop when I need to mix paint and end up using a perfectly good piece of quarter-round...nice job!

Now I know your secret, Jim. Mine has always been yardsticks.
Posted: 7:27 pm on December 12th
JunkArchitect writes: Well didn't this turn out beautiful! I've used paint stirrers too. It's a junkers secret building material.

Posted: 2:20 am on December 12th
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