Well... as you know I really love Pottery Barn but I can't justify paying $130 for a shelf even if it is for my baby man. That's when I got the bright idea to make the shelf out of things I already had around the house. Brilliant! I had this gross shelf that I got for $1 at Goodwill and a little unfinished wooden truck that my son had since he was a baby. Both were doing nothing but collecting dust.
Do you see where I'm going with this?
I had my husband *swoon* cut the truck into pieces. I kept the front of the truck and the wheels. These were attached using a handy dandy nail gun. Easy Peasy! This is how it looked at this point.
Brilliant I tell you!!
The next step was priming. Because I already had it on hand, I decided to use a ruddy brown primer. I knew I was going to paint the shelf red so that was the logic behind that one. Here it is primed and ready to go.
What a stinkin great idea!
Finally, I took a can of red spray paint and just about emptied the whole darn thing onto it. Note to self: sand the rough edges because spray paint will not take otherwise. All in all it was a successful project in my book. Here is the reminder of what I was going for:
Pottery Barn Kids truck shelf $130.00
My version: $1.00
Total savings $129.00. The fact that my son doesn't give a crap about where it came from but loves it just the same: PRICELESS!
This little truck was linked over at: