Tips and Guides

DIY Open Shelf for a Neat and Organized Space

Paint your old shelf for a stylish and useful piece that looks as good as new

Shares

We all have furniture pieces that have seen better days. Before throwing these items away, consider if they can still be used again with the help of a little paint.

For example, an old and rusty rack can be turned into a vibrant accent piece that can brighten up your room and keep your belongings organized.

PAINTED SHELF

Follow these steps to turn a discarded shelf into an interesting piece.

MATERIALS

Old metal stand Quick Dry enamel paint mixed with Yellow tinting enamel paint 3/4” paintbrush 100-grit sandpaper Acrylic paints and flat brushes Old newspapers to line your work area

100-grit Sandpaper

With 100-grit sandpaper, sand off the old, chipped paint from the metal stand’s surface.

Enamel Paint

Paint all over the metal stand with even strokes. Since the thin metal lines can get tricky, start with one side first, then go over the next side to make sure you won’t miss a spot. Let it stand for 36 hours to dry completely.

Finishing touches

You may opt to do one more coat of paint and let the piece dry again. You can also add details with a small flat paintbrush and some acrylic paint.

PAINTED SHELF

A brightly-colored shelf can add more life to any corner of your home.

Shares

Latest Stories

5 Household Uses For Silica Gel Packets

Those tiny things you see in boxes of shoes and new bags go a long way

Smart Tips For Styling Mismatched Furniture From A Decorator

Take a quick lesson on asymmetry with these tips

Bathroom Picks For High, Mid, or Low Budgets

Because you can have a stylish bathroom, regardless of the price points!

7 Resort-Inspired Design Ideas for Your Home

Turn your house into an idyllic escape with these simple but striking styling tricks inspired by the beauty of Bali, Indonesia

IKEA PH To Open Soon!

The Swedish furniture giant finally found a local partner

This Mom Built Her Kids a Tree House in Their QC Backyard

Read on to find out how she did it—you can do this, too!

You Can Earn An Extra P20K Every Month By Managing a Home

Discover how one Pinay does it

3 Bathroom Styles We Can Learn from Kris Aquino

From colorful to masculine—we’ve got looks that can spruce up even the tiniest of T&Bs

A Tiny Studio Unit Becomes A Hotel-Style Home

In another makeover marvel by Elle Uy, the decorator transforms a dark studio unit into a chic and airy space

Get the Look of Iza Calzado’s Bedroom

Give your sleeping space an easy, dainty makeover with the right pieces

5 Amazing Closet Cleaning Tips You Can Try

Achieve your dream wardrobe with these handy tricks

How To Vacuum Your Home Properly

Here’s how to avoid all the usual vacuuming mistakes. Plus, learn about a revolutionary new material that will help you bust all that dirt at home.
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!