So Mr. Kitty pulled this gorgeous piece of pine out of the trash a few years ago. WTF!!! Why do people do that.....either way he made a nifty shelf out of it and some shelfs from a bookcase he made into a DVD holder and hung on the wall. So I commandeered it after a while and over time the stain faded terribly. We are also going through stuff and downsizing, upcycling, spring cleaning, whatever you want to call it. We do it a few times a year because our inside is 496 square feet....Way small for two people who craft like we do. Sadly I cannot find the pictures of the construction a couple years ago and the pics aren't that great. Thought my camera was fixed but I think it is really dying the real death...again. I think they give us a new one this time since it has broken so many times. So I finally found a stain I like and one snow day sanded the shelf and attacked it, then I got this idea...DECOUPAGE.....and this gamer shelf was born. Ok enough babbles and onto the mass pictarZ.
Inside before, camera makes it look better than it was.
First coat, getting better.
Grave ERROR!!!! I got it off thankfully. Man I had terrible trouble with these shelves.
I finally decided to do this:
Finished Shelves How many games can YOU recognize hehe:
Man I wish my camera took better pictures because it really looks so awesome. It took weeks, many too many weeks....About 30 coats of MODPODGE and so forth. I have not done any decoupage on my own in many years and this was a challenge. I was going to win no matter how many coats it took or how much the pages were damaged.
It was fun. It will live by my desk and hold my incense on top. The top is super duper shellacified to stay real shiny even with tons of incense dust that will cover it haha. FOR NOW. Eventually the top will hold pics of one of Mr. Kitt's and my favorite games of all time. Ultima Online. Right now we have no art from the game we want to display....who knows when we will find it....sometime...The holes in the back are for cords like for my battery charger and cell phone charger.