Spool style corner shelves always seem to sell well for me, so I grab them whenever I find them at a good price.
Even though many of them are the inexpensive ‘kit shelves’, they are quick and easy to make over.
This one had a little ‘bonus’ feature; keyhole hangers on the top shelf for hanging it on the wall!
It does take a bit more time to paint the spindles than the flat surfaces, but it’s still pretty quick.
I try to paint 2-3 small projects at a time. Paint the first coat on this corner shelf . . . .then work on a second piece while that paint dries.
Flip the corner shelf upside down and paint the undersides of the shelves and second coat on the spindles. Work on second project while that dries.
For the second coat, and to expedite the process a bit, I apply the second coat to the underside BEFORE flipping it back over. Since I’ve already got two coats on the spindles, they are done; so I can handle them to flip it back over, and while adding the second coat to the topside! (that is the method to my madness!)
The spindles have to be ‘distressed by hand’ (with sand paper!) The shelf surfaces and edges can be done with an orbital sander. I always use a power sander when possible, since I have such a bad back and hand sanding is hard on my back.
You can see that I did not distress the underside of the shelves. All in all, I probably spent a total of one hour painting and distressing this shelf.
As I already mentioned at the start of this post, this type of corner shelf always sell well for me. And this one has already sold in my booth at Stars.