Using a 50% off one item coupon, I purchased a pine shelf for less than $10.
I hand rubbed in two coats of IKEA stain, allowing each to dry thoroughly.
I applied three coats of water-based polyurethane for sealant letting each coat to dry four hours.
Using copper flashing, I measured and cut the trim for my shelf. I hammered the copper trim with copper nails (this part took some time)
I felt my shelf still needed just a little "something" on the sides. Using Mod Podge, I glued some metallic leaves on and tem brushed a light layer of Mod Podge on top of the leaves.
All in all, I spent less than $15 on this little piece of furniture that I simply treasure.
By Laura from Long Beach, CA
This is so awesome, I love it thanks for the idea
Me again, what size shelving did you use?
What a great idea, I love the copper trim. I have 2 older wood TV cabinets without TV's which look pretty much like your cabinet , I think I will try that on them. :-)
The copper flashing I use is from a roll.
I don't know the dimensions of the shelves offhand. If you want the measurements, I can get them for you.
what a beautiful stand. I love what you've done
This is the second project I did using this idea. We needed something to house our small stereo, and I found what I was looking for at IKEA.
A little stain, some nail pounding, and voila: exactly what I wanted.
In keeping with the copper theme, I decided to use pennies on this piece. =D
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Cool shelf design, reminds Robinhood and his merry men... LOL!
thanks...I happen to have an old dresser and some copper sheeting I bought from a craft site. Thanks for your idea. I'll put it on my"to do"list.LOL
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