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Surfboard Shelf

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Back in the fall, when went through a Craigslist craze we bought a surfboard bookshelf originally from Pottery Barn.

PB Surfboard Bookshelf Redo | Flats to Lofts
It had seen better days, but we thought with a little redoing, it could be a great addition to the family for $30. The color wasn’t what we wanted and there was a serious dent in the side.

PB Surfboard Bookshelf Redo | Flats to LoftsPB Surfboard Bookshelf Redo | Flats to Lofts

We filled the dent with wood filler which worked really well at binding the chips back together. However, when it came to staining, we realized that we were way out of our league! After several attempts, we sanded the whole thing down and opted for paint.

PB Surfboard Bookshelf Redo | Flats to Lofts

I’m really pleased with how it turned out, and can’t believe it is the same board we started with. It took much longer than it should have, but we learned a lot about redoing stuff…particularly, do a lot more research before you start staining!

To personalize it, we added a little something on the back . . . but more on that later this week!

PB Surfboard Bookshelf Redo | Flats to Lofts

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2 thoughts on “Surfboard Shelf

  1. It looks so cute with stuff on it!

  2. Pingback: Surfboard Redo – Stenciling | From Flats To Lofts

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