Wood Shelf with Copper Trim

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.

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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

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February 21, 20080 found this helpful

This is so awesome, I love it thanks for the idea

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February 21, 20080 found this helpful

Me again, what size shelving did you use?

Thanks

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February 21, 20080 found this helpful

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. :-)

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February 21, 20080 found this helpful

PICO:

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.

~Laura

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February 21, 20080 found this helpful

what a beautiful stand. I love what you've done

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February 22, 20080 found this helpful

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.

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February 22, 20080 found this helpful

In keeping with the copper theme, I decided to use pennies on this piece. =D

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July 2, 20080 found this helpful

Sorry my browser went haywire!!!

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July 3, 20080 found this helpful

Cool shelf design, reminds Robinhood and his merry men... LOL!

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October 23, 20080 found this helpful

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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January 7, 20100 found this helpful

Nice job.

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