Repurposed Bronze Baby Shoe Shelf

Do people ever give you things that you would rather not have?

Every now and then it happens to me, people know I like to repurpose things and so they will give me things... sometimes they are things I really don't want and would have never given a second look if I were on my own.

But I am of the belief that if someone wants to give me something and I turn it down they may never offer again and they may actually have something GOOD next time, you know?! 😁

So I almost always say yes and if I don't want it I just put it in my Goodwill pile, they feel good because they think they are helping, I feel good because I didn't have to hurt someone's feelings, and Goodwill feels good because they got something new on their shelves! It's a win-win I tell you!

Today's project was made with something that someone gave me that I really didn't want at first. In fact, I was planning to chuck it in the garbage! But I brought it in the house and set it on the counter and low and behold... a project came to me!

Repurposed Bronze Baby Shoe Shelf

Repurposed Bronze Baby Shoe Shelf
Want to see what was so awful about this item that made me want to throw it in the trash? Here is the before...

Repurposed Bronze Baby Shoe Shelf

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Yah... 😒

It was dirty, and the shoe was just hangin' on by a thread! The wood was flaky and dry and I don't think this "bronzed" baby shoe was really bronzed.

But for some reason I liked the shape of the wood pieces it was on, it had a gothic feel to me. Once I took the shoe off and sanded the wood to remove all the flaking finish I decided to try Howard's Feed and Wax on the bare wood.

Nice right?! I love how the wood is discolored here and there from age.

Repurposed Bronze Baby Shoe Shelf

Now flip that baby upside down and you have an adorable little shelf!

Repurposed Bronze Baby Shoe Shelf

I found the cute little planter at Hobby Lobby.


And the succulent picks are from Hobby Lobby too.

Repurposed Bronze Baby Shoe Shelf

I have this little cutie in my bathroom! I've been in the process of making over my main bathroom and I'll have more to share soon!

Repurposed Bronze Baby Shoe Shelf

I'm so glad I accepted this strange little gift! I love my new accent shelf!

Repurposed Bronze Baby Shoe Shelf

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Repurposed Bronze Baby Shoe Shelf