Trash to treasure shelf

This is a lousy before picture, I know!  It’s such a loooooooooooooong shelf that I didn’t have any place in the house to set it for a good picture where I could get far enough away.

Basically it came to us as a long, badly scratched up shelf (probably 8′) with three brackets.  I’m thinking it must have been part of some sort of ‘built in’ because the brackets were not evenly spaced.  Michael had to remove all the brackets to re-attach them evenly.  And as long as he was taking the whole thing apart, I had him cut a back splash out of plywood to attach. 

Then I just painted the whole thing ‘vintage cottage green’.

And there she is, all dolled up in the store!