Five 12" by 48" boards
We went home with our $7.58 worth of paint to pretty up the $17.00 of ugly plywood and bricks.
I placed two plastic tablecloths down (I already had these so I am not including them in the total, but I bought them for $1.00 each at the Dollar Store/Tree) and started painting.
The plywood was easy to paint and I was done pretty quickly. I thought this project was almost complete - and then I got to the bricks. I have never painted a brick in my life. Not sure if I ever want to do it again. They are so coarse that I went through one sponge brush and one paint brush - the bricks just shredded them.
To save paint, I ended up only painting the four sides that would be showing - which was a good thing as one jar of the bronze was exactly enough.
Then I let everything dry for a few hours...
Once dry, I put the shelves back. I layered most of the stacks with four bricks, but two layers I used three bricks.
I love how this turned out. So much better than what we had before. And, for $24.58 (tax not included) it was the perfect price! It didn't take very long and I love how big it is and how easily I can change it around.
I didn't use a top coat on this, but I will probably add it at a later date. If I do add it, I will use Polycrylic. I didn't add this to the price as this is something I always have in my house, but it is usually around $9.00 - $17.00 depending on the size.
I hope this post didn't sound like a commercial or advertisement for any store or product. But, I shop at Home Depot, Lowe's, Michael's, Hobby Lobby, Dollar Store, and Dollar Tree probably on a weekly basis for my business, Deerwood Creek Gifts. If I use a product I love, or a store where I shop, I don't mind sharing that with others.
This was a fun project to make. It was it easy, only took a few hours (waiting for the paint to dry), and was cheap in price.
If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear them. :)