I found this little shelf in one of my favorite little stores in Lebanon, OH. last week. It measures approximately 24 inches tall and 36 inches wide and it is painted (badly, I might add) a brownish-black color.
Both shelves have a plate groove, and I think this little guy could be hung on the wall or possibly (?) be placed on the floor as a small console underneath a larger piece, such as the one shown in the picture below.
This black, stained piece is hanging on a wall in my downstairs 3/4 bathroom. The room is currently under construction- the walls have been stripped of wallpaper and need to be skim-coated, the baseboards and casings are being replaced with wider stock, and I will be making a drape to cover the glass shower door. The area directly underneath this shelf is empty except for the upright toilet paper holder.
This is what the small shelf looks like placed on the floor underneath my existing shelf. Does it have the capability of being a console, or is it strictly a shelf? It does fill the space and could hold a multitude of “things.” But I’m not sure it really works.
Regardless of where the shelf gets placed, it needs some minor repair work. It will have to be sanded and touched up with a little filler. But do I just paint it? Do I paint, then sand and stain? Do I decoupage it? Oh, the dilemma for a novice…
Please tell me what you think, as any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.