Sled Shelf

September 18th, 2012 in member junk     
GypsyBarn Jasmin Marisett, contributor
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Shes done! There are so many uses for her now. A nice little spice rack in the kitchen for that awkward thin wall, add it to the corner of the guest bathroom with some toiletries, the bedroom with books, jewellery, trinkets, toys ... the list goes on!
The before Picture. Well, it actually had a fraying piece of old yellow rop that crumbled apart when you tugged it. There was a corner chipped off the bottom that was replaced with some wood glue, and a few slats were loose making it wobble side to side. Nothing a few smal nails cant fix!
I cut up a few pieces of pallet that were laying around waiting to be repurposed and trimmed them to size for the shelving pieces. Added a strip of carpenters glue to the base of the cross bar on the sled then nailed (or screw if you like) the pallet pieces to the sled.
Next, cover up the nail or screw holes with a little wood filler, let it dry and then sand down the rough spots.
I then painted it black and drilled holes in each corner of the pallet pieces and measured out a piece of twine rope to be long enough to loop around the entire sled, from one bottom corner, up to the top, left enough to create a pull string loop at the top (see finished photo) and then down the other side to the other bottom corner. I gave it an extra 6 inches on each side to allow for knots to be made under each drill hole.
Here is a close up of the knotting under each little shelf. It also shows some of the distressing done on the edges of the sled and shelves.
Here is another finished close up view of the top of the sled to show the rope, knots, new shelves and painted finish!
Shes done! There are so many uses for her now. A nice little spice rack in the kitchen for that awkward thin wall, add it to the corner of the guest bathroom with some toiletries, the bedroom with books, jewellery, trinkets, toys ... the list goes on!

She's done! There are so many uses for her now. A nice little spice rack in the kitchen for that awkward thin wall, add it to the corner of the guest bathroom with some toiletries, the bedroom with books, jewellery, trinkets, toys ... the list goes on!


A nice easy DIY project to add that conversation piece to any fun room! Picture guests taking a double take at it, then the memories come pouring out from their childhood! Laughter to be had! I had done a smaller version of this before to be used at an entry for keys, phones etc and used a black wax finish on it instead. This time I chose to use a flat black latex with some clear wax after she was said and done.


Pattern or design used: My own design - Gypsy Barn
posted in: member junk, funky

Comments (1)

gadgetsponge writes: You're a genius! The nice and distressed black paint, the contrast of the natural rope -- it all works perfectly. What a great functional and appealing creation! Posted: 7:13 pm on September 20th
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